Newest Review: ... tonic with a slight squeeze of lime - perfect! It really is to die for on a summers day! Overall Plymouth Gin is a very unique, sweet and ... more
Member Name: missgiggles2008
Date: 19/10/08, updated on 20/10/08 (242 review reads)
Advantages: Sweet, unique, full of historical background and secret receipe!
Disadvantages: Nothing, could become too sweet if had with lemonade!
Having lived in Plymouth all my life - I would be a fool not to of tried this once or twice in my life!!
This product is becoming a more and more recognised product in my opinion.
History of Plymouth Gin -
Black Friars Distillery is the founder place for Plymouth gin since 1793! This is a very special place in Plymouth and can be found around the cobbled streets of the Barbican. It's quite remarkable that it is the only style of gin that is, by European Law the only place it is allowed to be made! This makes it even more unique and exciting to try!
Actual Gin -
the Gin itself is obviously only made in Plymouth, and the orginial version of the drink has a volume of 41.2%, furthermore the navy version of this drink is 57%!! So not for those of you who want a "light" drinking evening! Having said this, the drink possesses a remarkably unique sweet taste that defines it from other drinks. The reason behind this higher percent of alcohol of 57% was in case of a gunpowder explosion back hundreds of years ago! It had to be this strength in case of the spirit spilling and possible gunpowder ignition!! I am commenting solely on the Plymouth Original Gin as it the best in my opnionion, but there is also the Fruit Cup which is also very good. The sweetness is, as said previously very distinctive - so preferably i do not have the drink with lemonade - instead have soda or diet tonic with a slight squeeze of lime - perfect! It really is to die for on a summers day!
Overall Plymouth Gin is a very unique, sweet and mind captivating taste - full of flavour and you will always enjoy this drink - especially in the summer with a twist of lime!
Summary: Lovely alternative to other leading brands - especially in the summer!
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