Fifty Pounds Gin

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Barcode UPC: 8410161202250
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Product Reference Code: SAN022

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Produced by: Thames Distillers Ltd
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alc./vol: 43.5%

Proof: 87°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

The inspiration for this handsomely packaged gin’s name comes from the 1736 Gin Act which practically prohibited gin sales by imposing a two gallon minimum unit of sale and swingeing £1 per gallon duty. It also required gin retailers to purchase a £50 annual license (equivalent to a year’s salary).
The 1736 Gin Act was the third in a series of gin acts introduced in an attempt to combat London’s Gin Craze’. Officially named, ‘The Act for Laying a Duty upon the Retailers of Spirituous Liquors’, this act replaced the previous ineffectual 1733 Gin Act.

Review and Tasting

Sampled before 1st May 2011


[Batch No. 01/09] Clear with a very slight yellow tinge.


Juniper rich, lemon zesty nose with sage and fresh celery aromas.


Slightly sweet, juniper, orange and lemon citrus led palate with fresh eucalyptus, sage spice and liquorice.


Sweet peppermint notes emerge in the juniper, mandarin orange zest and eucalyptus finish.

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