The last new product to be created and released by Tanqueray’s retired master distiller Tom Nichols, and the latest in a series of excellent limited edition bottlings from the distillery. This big litre bottling provides big flavour, with a wonderfully full 47.5% ABV. Nichols was hoping to create a gin reminiscent of Tanqueray’s roots in the central London region of Bloomsbury. The parish would later become famous for the “Bloomsbury Group” of authors and painters- it seems this area has always attracted creative genius! After Charles Tanqueray founded the distillery in 1830, it would be bombed in WWII, eventually leading to production being moved to Cameron Bridge grain distillery (famed for their single grain whiskies). This lively and elegant gin is designed to hark back to an 1880’s Tanqueray recipe, created by the second generation of Tanqueray’s to run the distillery, Charles Waugh Tanqueray, who was just 20 when he took over operations. This recipe includes Tuscan juniper, winter savoury (an unusual and flavoursome perennial herb) and cassia bark. The result is a fresh, lively and elegant gin, with classic Tanqueray citrus and fresh pine, but a little more peppery spice from the unique botanicals. This clean cut, fresh citrusy spirit is reflected in the striking design of the bottle, gone is the distinctive Tanqueray green glass, replaced with a crisp, crystal clear bottle with beautiful imperial purple accents. A wonderful bottle, and a true piece of history!