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Episode 95: Tanqueray
Episode 9525th March 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 95 features Tanqueray London Dry Gin. Bottled in 750ml at 47.3% ABV, or 94.6 proof and it retails for $22.

Enjoy this episode with a Tanqueray and Tonic.

Tanqueray's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1830 - Charles Tanqueray begins working in the Vine Street Distillery
  • 1898 - Tanqueray merges with Gordon's Gin
  • 1922 - Tanqueray Gordon & Company join Distillers Company
  • 1933 - Tanqueray is the first alcohol served in the White House after Prohibition was repealed
  • WWII - The distillery is bombed
  • 1957 - Distillery is rebuilt and reopened with their famous pot still named "Old Tom"
  • 1960s - The Rat Pack drinks so much Tanqueray they double sales in the USA
  • 1979 - Tanqueray sales hit 1 million cases
  • 1995 - Tanqueray production moves to Scotland
  • 2016 - Tanqueray becomes the best selling gin in the USA
  • 2019 - Global sales peak at 4.5 million 9-liter equivalent cases
  • 2022 - Drinks International names Tanqueray the #1 best selling gin brand worldwide

Key Cocktails:

Enjoy Tanqueray in a classic Gin & Tonic or Martini.


Behind the Scenes Video - Part One

Behind the Scenes Video - Part Two

Behind the Scenes Video - Part Three

Behind the Scenes Video - Part Four

Distillery Tour Video

Visit to the Diageo Archives

Additional Video Coverage of Tanqueray

Diageo Bar Academy

Charles Tanqueray History Blog

Diffords Guide Listing on Tanqueray

VinePair Article on Tanqueray

Travel Distilled Article on Tanqueray

Wikipedia Article on Tanqueray

Tanqueray Brand History on The Spirits Business

Statista Global Sales Data

Drinks International 2022 Gin Brands Report

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