Gordon’s is one of the most sold gin in the world. It was developed by Alexander Gordon, who started the distillery in 1769 in London. Gordon’s Special Dry Gin soon got a lot of popularity and its recipe has survived to this day. It’s distilled three times and herbs used are juniper berries, angelica root, coriander seeds just to name a few. In 1898 Gordon’s was merged to Charles Tanqueray Company who was again bought by Distilleries Company. Nowadays it’s owned by Diageo. In 1998 the production of Gordon’s was moved to Scotland. It’s a very affordable gin in Estonia, 70 cl bottle costs around 14€.
It’s gentle, lightly spiced and slightly sweet gin. Aroma have piny juniper and hint of lemon. Taste is juniper forward but smooth, sweet, but have also some bitter notes. Lemon peel and coriander are there but only if you know them are on the recipe. Burn is very mild, the aftertaste is rather sweet and a bit spicy and bitter. It’s easy to drink also neat, but it’s maybe too simple and the bitterness begins to disturb rather soon. For classic cocktails Gordon’s brings juniper flavor and a hint of lemon, but it can also be quite light if you use spicy tonic water or other mixer. Gordon’s is available everywhere and at a pretty cheap price also, so it’s a good choice if you want cheap and decent gin.