Nicholson Original London Dry Gin

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alc./vol:
40.3%

Proof:
80.6°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Synthetic stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Dating back to 1736, Nicholson was one of the best-known London gin brands, specified by name in classic cocktail tomes such The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails and The Savoy Cocktail Book. This 2017 reincarnation is true to the original Nicholson recipe with 10 botanicals: Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 11/09/2017

Appearance

Crystal clear.

Aroma

Piney juniper, pavement after rain minerality, orange led zesty citrus, Dentine chewing gum-like notes (perhaps from the cassia bark) and faint parma violet cold stewed tea (perhaps from orris root).

Taste

Dry with cracked black pepper and piney juniper smoothed by black liquorice and nutty earthy angelica root. Citrusy notes are very evident but much more subdued than on the nose.

Aftertaste

Black pepper and nutmeg spiced liquorice, piney juniper and milky builder’s tea.

Overall

Cracked black pepper is more prevalent in this classically London styled gin than I remember from rare vintage samples, but this modern recreation does have Nicholson’s attractive liquorice notes. It’s great to see a lost brand revived.

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