Launched in 2000, Tanqueray No. TEN is an exceptionally smooth and fresh tasting gin. Named after the number of the still (No. 10) in which it is made, the superior taste is the result of its ingredients. These include whole fruit botanicals such as fresh white grapefruits from Florida, whole limes from Mexico along with juniper, coriander and a hint of chamomile (there are also other botanicals).
Tanqueray No. TEN is handcrafted in small batches using their unique quadruple distillation process, with the heart of the gin created in the affectionately named ‘Tiny Ten’ still. Using fresh, whole citrus fruits during the process it greatly adds to the depth of character inherent in Tanqueray No. TEN gin. Indisputably a step up in class, the gin is smoother than Tanqueray’s classic offering. The gin has a full-bodied grapefruit and citrus tang to it and comes highly recommended by many bartenders as the perfect choice of gin to create Martinis. There’s still plenty of juniper in the mix, but the smooth citrus finish and the relatively high strength (47.3% ABV) is what makes this gin.
Although Tanqueray No. TEN has won numerous awards since its launch, in 2003 it had unprecedented wins as ‘Best White Spirit’ three times in a row at the San Francisco World Spirits competition, leading to the creation of the ‘Hall of Fame’. With an eye catching bottle that allows for good shelf visibility and global PR campaigns encouraging the world’s best bartenders to create unique martinis, the brand is set to continue its rise up the sale charts as well as remain a leading player in the gin category.