Fifty Pounds Gin

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Bottle size: 70cl
£ 35.95
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alc./vol: 43.5%

Proof: 87°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

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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.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled before 1st May 2011

Appearance:

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

Aroma:

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

Taste:

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

Aftertaste:

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

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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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