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Benchmark London Dry style
With forward juniper and a dry palate, these are the ticket for fans of authentic gin.
Best for: Flavorful classic cocktails like the Negroni, or serious martini aficionados.
--Tanqueray No. Ten
Crafted loosely in the London Dry Style, these popular gins are leaders in off-premise domestic sales and on-premise well brands.
Best for: Budget-minded drinkers.
Contemporary Western Dry Gin
These gins frequently offer less pronounced juniper and evocative botanicals. Proofs vary.
Best for: Introducing vodka and rum drinkers to classic gin drinks; creating subtle cocktails, where citrus and floral notes can shine.
New American Gin
A wide ranging category; juniper levels are not consistently lower, but experimentation makes these gins well-removed from their European cousins.
Best for: Fans of craft spirits, who appreciate new experiences and artisanal American products.
These specialty gins that are not entirely original inventions, but derived from distinctive historical styles.
Best for: Recreating authentic classic cocktails, or creating new ones.
--Bols Barrel Aged Genever
--Hayman’s Old Tom
--Plymouth Navy Strength
--Perry’s Tot Navy Strength
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