Tanqueray is a brand of British gin produced in Scotland and marketed worldwide by beverage distributor Diageo Plc.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin is the original variant, launched in 1830; the key botanicals are juniper, coriander and angelica root. It is variously sold at 94.6 proof (47.3% abv), 86.2 proof (43.1% abv) (e.g., in the UK and Sweden) and 80 proof (40% abv) (e.g., in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand). The top markets for sales are U.S., Canada, duty free, Spain, and Italy.
Tanqueray No. Ten was introduced in 2000 and targeted at the martini market. It goes through a quadruple-distillation.
Tanqueray Sterling Vodka was introduced in 1989 and is available in both neutral and citrus flavours. Its main market is the U.S.
A bottle of Tanqueray Rangpur ginTanqueray Rangpur Gin was introduced in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2006. It has a strong lime flavour, the result of rangpur limes, ginger, and bay leaves being added during the final distillation process. It is produced at 82.6 proof (41.3% abv) and is now available throughout the United States.
Tanqueray Malacca Gin (discontinued) was introduced in 2000 as a "wetter" alternative to the London Dry, with more sweetness and a stronger fruit palate (most notably grapefruit). It was discontinued in 2004.
Notable spirit ratings for Tanquery offerings include a string of Double Golds (for its basic London Dry) for 2005-2007 from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
History of Tanqueray
Tanqueray Gin was initially distilled in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray in the Bloomsbury district of London. When Charles died in 1868 his son Charles Waugh Tanqueray inherited the distillery, which operated until it was severely damaged in World War II. Only one of the facilities survived the Axis bombing. The remaining one, now known as "Old Tom", has since been moved to Cameron Bridge, Scotland.
Tanqueray is a London Dry Gin, so called because of the distillation process, not the origin of the product and is primarily produced in Scotland for export to its largest market, the US. London Dry Gin is made through double distillation of a neutral grain spirit with botanicals added during the second distillation.