Created in 1845 and named after the Boodles Club in St. James, London, Boodles was the favorite gin of one of the club’s most famous members, Winston Churchill. It is a juniper and coriander-based gin, distinct for having a more understated juniper flavor and unique profile.
Every batch of Boodles Gin is made with labou and patience. It begins as a clean spirit distilled from British wheat and is then infused with a number of traditional herbs and spices including nutmeg, sage, and rosemary. These ingredients add a mellow but herbal quality to Boodles, which balances out the essential piney notes from juniper.
Boodles Gin contains no citrus botanicals – a practical decision made by distillers who expected a gin cocktail to include a slice of lemon or lime. Boodles Gin is as balanced and refined as a silver service tray, suitable for any proper drink including a Boodles & Tonic, Churchill Martini, Tom Collins, or further mixology for those so inclined.
Wine Enthusiast – 89 points.
NOSE: Juniper, coriander (adding a citrusy note) backed up by some leafy herbal tones.
PALATE: Sweet to start with cassia, cinnamon and caraway notes, this moves towards the rich herbal notes of the rosemary and sage.
FINISH: Dry piney juniper and coriander.