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Episode 51: Plymouth Gin
Episode 5116th April 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 51 features Plymouth Gin, a category of one in the world of gin styles. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 41.2% ABV, or 82.4 proof.

Enjoy this episode with some Plymouth Gin, neat, with tonic, or mixed in a martini.

Plymouth's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1431 - Building constructed as a monastery
  • 1530s - King Henry VIII dissolved monasteries in England
  • 1620 - Voyagers on the Mayflower spent their last night in England at the distillery site
  • 1793 - The Coates family bought the distillery and started producing Plymouth Gin
  • 1882 - Trademark is registered for Plymouth Gin, creating a geographically protected designation
  • 1930 - Plymouth Gin is listed in more than 20 recipes in the Savoy Cocktail book
  • 1940s - Distillery is bombed during the war and the original recipe is lost
  • 1996 - A management group buys Plymouth and invests in it
  • 2004 - Brand is sold to V&S Group
  • 2008 - Pernod Ricard acquires V&S Group and Plymouth Gin
  • 2014 - Pernod Ricard lets the geographic protected region designation lapse

Key Cocktails:

Plymouth gin could be an original gin in the Martini. It's also very cocktail friendly.

Try Plymouth Gin in a Gin & Tonic, Martini, or other classic gin based cocktail.


Wikipedia Article on Plymouth Gin

Bon Appetit Article on Types of Gin

Gin Foundry Article on Plymouth Gin

YouTube Video on History of Plymouth Gin

YouTube Video on What is Plymouth Gin

YouTube Interview with Master Distiller from 2014

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