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Tanqueray Malacca Gin 1L

SKU #650009 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 For years, Malacca was best known as a cult gin. Slightly sweeter and less junipery than London dry gins, it is supposedly based on Charles Tanqueray's own 1830s recipe. It was made available briefly in the late 1990s, before it was whisked off the shelves. Once again, this is a limited-edition bottling. It's soft, herbal and fresh, with green notes that evoke spearmint and basil, just enough juniper for backbone, and a delicate rosewater finish. It's a natural for classic cocktails, so let's hope it sticks around a while this time. (KN)  (7/2014)

K&L Notes

A now legendary attempt by Tanqueray to be forward thinking, the Malacca Gin was just a little too far ahead of its time. The rumor mill claims that they found a tanker full of this stuff and, were it not for the incredible demand of the world's cocktail enthusiasts, it would have been discarded. Who knows if that's true, but this less dry version of Tanqueray is finally back. Originally released in 1997, this was Tanqueray's ode to the lost Old Tom style of gin. Unfortunately, gin was not hot at that time, and certainly not something totally different like this. Only a few disappointed sobs could be heard when it was discontinued in 2001. Fast forward to 2013 and the Malacca is the talk of the town. Malacca is much softer than the standard Tanqueray. A distinct citrus quality further sets it apart from its namesake. These qualities make it ideal for mixing, hence its popularity with many top mixologists. Unfortunately, Diageo has agreed to release only limited runs, which means this won't be available consistently. (David Othenin-Girard, K&L Spirits Buyer)


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