Greenall’s is a brand that has a past that is so deeply rooted in the history of Gin that they can, in fact, call themselves the first original London Dry Gin.
The brand was founded by Thomas Dakin all the way back in 1761, when he opened it’s Bridge Street Distillery making it the first Gin distillery in England.
In 1860, the brand changed their name to G&J Distillers and moved to a distillery in Warrington. The product name was changed to Greenall’s when the distillery was leased to Paul Greenall.
It has a lucrative past, and thanks to Head Distiller Joanne Moore, it also has an exciting future.
Moore is transforming Greenall’s to take its rightful place at the top of the Gin hierarchy. She has modernised the brand, bringing it right in to the 21st century, but has not forgotten their roots, or their 250 year history of making top quality Gin.
She is also the reason for their range expansion, introducing products such as their Wild Berry, Sloe Gin and Greenall’s Extra Reserve, which is their most recent launch.
Moore is innovative and fresh, with a keen eye for good Gin. Under her watchful eye, the brand has won World’s Best Spirit & Mixer for their Gin & Tonic at the World’s Pre-Mixed Drink Awards, and at the Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge in 2016, they havewere awarded four Silvers and one Gold for design and taste.
Their Original London Dry is a perfect example of what 250 years in the business will do for a brand.
It is the quintessential Gin, packed with flavour and perfect with a tonic. It is made with eight botanicals in total, including cassia bark and ground almonds.
The nose opens with a refreshing citrus flavour of lemon and lime. These are crisp and juicy.
A more aromatic flavour is also present, giving the bite of the citrus a softer edge, and introducing more juniper notes that appear on the palate.
The first sip is brimming with flavour. Juniper and citrus take the lead, giving a warming, wooded tone. The warmth of the wood is brought out even more by aromatic spices.
This is an easy going Gin with a long finish that is full of juniper and lemons. The citrus is fresh and clean, with a lovely bite to it. This is not a Gin to miss out on, and after 250 years on the market, things are only looking up for Greenall’s.