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Officially re-launched briefly in 2013 after a period in distilling limbo when it wasn’t produced at all, (it was released in 1997 and discontinued in 2000) Tanqueray Malacca is steadily acquiring cult status.
Veni! Vidi! Bibi! I came! I saw! I drank! If ever a gin distillery was steeped in history, it is the York Gin Company. How the York Gin Company came about has a Chaucerian feel to it. Four friends ‘hatched’ the idea for a gin in a pub, at least two of them were landlords, another had a taste for fine food and drink. By coincidence, unbeknown to them, a fifth friend was also hatching a plot to produce a York gin too.
Cumberland Saucy Gin is a medium-bodied fruity gin that lives up to its name. Very much orange and tart red currants to the fore in the contemporary style, although juniper isn’t lacking and there is enough coming through to make this a well-balanced gin.