Juniper is the predominant character on the nose. I find that the juniper note in Tanqueray London Dry is perhaps the most signature characteristic of it, no other gin quite has that singular juniper note. There’s an intriguing intimation of citrus zest (intriguing because citrus is not a botanical) along with candied angelica stalk and licorice. Absolutely distinctive and classic. You’ll recognize Tanqueray in a cocktail immediately once you’re acquainted with it.
The palate begins with juniper, but finishes with rich hints of baking spice including angelica root, cinnamon and coriander seed. The finish on the palate captures angelica/coriander in a way that suggests that top note of Bombay Sapphire to me.
The finish is a little warm, with quite a bit of heat evident, especially at the 47.3% ABV. Long and slightly warm, mostly spice-forward on the finish."