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Episode 109: Gordon's Gin
Episode 10924th September 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 109 features Gordon's London Dry Gin. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for $12.

Enjoy this episode with the late Queen's favorite cocktail, the Dubonnet.

Gordon's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1769 - Alexander Gordon found his distillery in London
  • 1786 - The distillery moves to Clerkenwell in London
  • 1823 - Alexander's son Charles takes over after a 7 year apprenticeship
  • 1877 or 1889 - The Gordon family sells to John Currie & Co.
  • 1898 - Gordon's merges with Tanqueray
  • 1904 - Gordon's begins being bottled in green glass
  • Circa 1905 - Gordon's creates an export label and applies it to clear glass
  • 1924 - Gordon's introduces a line of pre-mixed cocktails
  • 1934 - Gordon's opens a distillery in New Jersey, USA
  • 1962 - Gordon's becomes the bet selling gin in the world
  • 1998 - Production of the UK and Europe moves to Fife, Scotland
  • 2021 - Annual case sales reached 7.4 million 9-liter equivalent cases

Key Cocktails:

Enjoy Gordon's in the classic Dubonnet Cocktail.

1 part Gordon's Gin

2 parts Dubonnet (French aperitif wine)

Lemon Twist Garnish

Shake liquid ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


Wikipedia Article on Gordon's

Diageo Bar Academy Article

Diageo Bar Academy History of Gordon's

The Spirits Business Gordon's Brand History

Wikipedia Article on the Gin Craze

Wikipedia Article on Gin Lane

The Gin Guide Listing -includes list of botanicals

Hello Magazine Article on The Queen's Favorite Gin Brand - it was Gordon's

The Queen's Favorite Dubonnet Cocktail

The Spirits Business Article on New Bottle Designs for Gordon's

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