Tanqueray Gin Prices Guide 2020

Tanqueray Gin Prices Guide

Introduction of Tanqueray Gin 

A Bit of a Misnomer

Interestingly enough, as its mainstay is called London Dry Gin, Tanqueray Gin is not made in London. Once upon a time it was. However, it now hails from Scotland. I guess they thought Scotland Dry Gin didn’t have the same ring to it.

Flavors Come and Go

As it turns out, Tanqueray Gin has produced several different flavors along the way. Unfortunately, only one has lasted. Some flavors previously offered:

  • Tanqueray Orange Gin
  • Tanqueray Lemon Gin
  • Tanqueray Malacca Gin (had a hint of grapefruit to make it more palatable)
  • Tanqueray Rangpur Gin (an overall citrus flavor - it is still in production)

Keeping it Simple

Unlike many spirits companies, Tanqueray is keeping it relatively simple. It has three offerings currently, the original Tanqueray London Dry Gin (crafted in 1830), Tanqueray No. Ten (distilled four times), and the Tanqueray Rangpur (made with Rangpur limes).

Not So Secret Ingredients

Tanqueray Gin, both the London Dry and No. Ten offerings, include the same four basic botanicals to create its signatures flavor:

  • 1
    Juniper Berries (surprise!)
  • 2
    Coriander
  • 3
    Angelica
  • 4
    Licorice

However, the No. Ten also adds its own four to the mix for a total of eight not so secret ingredients:

  • 1
    White Grapefruit
  • 2
    Lime
  • 3
    Orange
  • 4
    Chamomile Flowers

This would explain where the citrus nose and taste come from in Tanqueray No. Ten.

Tanqueray Gin Prices

Tanqueray Gin

Comparing It to Itself

The first thing we should notice is the difference in price point between the original Tanqueray London Dry Gin and the Tanqueray No. Ten product. There is a whopping $14 difference, as seen in the chart below. Much of that can be explained by its inclusion of the four extra citrusy botanicals and small-batch style production.

Common Tanqueray Gin Prices List

Type

Size

Price

Proof

Tanqueray London Dry Gin

750ml

$22.99 - $25.99

94.6

1L

$31.99 - $35.99

94.6

1.75L

$32.99 - $44.99

94.6

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin

750ml

$36.99 - $39.99

94.6

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin

750ml

$25.99 - $27.99

82.6

Can I Find a Lower Priced Alternative?

Sure, you can. Good, inexpensive gin can be a little challenging to find and “cheap” gin has a really poor reputation for tasting just that...cheap. Here is a little chart highlighting some alternatives to Tanqueray Gin.

Comparable Alternatives to Tanqueray Gin - Less Expensive

Brand

Size

Price Average

Proof

Seagrams Extra Dry

750ml

$12.00

80

New Amsterdam Straight

750ml

$312.00

80

Gilbey’s Special Dry

1L

$14.00

80

Is a Higher Priced Gin Worth It?

With plenty of affordable options under $40 a bottle, like Tanqueray No. Ten, Bombay Sapphire, and Beefeater 24, there is really no reason to pay more than that. Even these selections make a more than presentable plain martini and are perfectly suitable for a myriad of cocktails. However, if you want to, here are a few higher priced alternatives to impress your friends with:

Comparable Alternatives to Tanqueray Gin - More Expensive

Brand

Size

Price Average

Sipsmith London Dry

750ml

$45.00

Few American Gin

750ml

$52.00

St. George Terroir Gin

750ml

$49.00

Common Recipes: What to Mix with Tanqueray Gin

Tanqueray Gin & Juice

Tanqueray Gin & Juice

A classic cocktail that is even featured in a popular hip hop song!

  • Tanqueray Gin - 1 ½ ounces
  • Orange Juice - 3 ounces
  • Pineapple Juice - 3 ounces
  • Lime

Combine Tanqueray Gin, orange juice, and pineapple juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake. Strain over ice in a low ball glass. Squeeze lime over a glass. Garnish with pineapple and orange slice as you see fit.

Tanqueray Negroni

Tanqueray Negroni

A simple cocktail similar to an old-fashioned but with gin.

  • Tanqueray Gin - 1 ½ ounces
  • Italian aperitif bitters - 1 ounce
  • Sweet Vermouth - 1 ounce
  • Orange (for a twist)

Combine Tanqueray Gin, bitters, and vermouth over ice in a low ball glass. Create an orange twist for garnish.

Tanqueray French 75

Tanqueray French 75

A good way to introduce champagne to the party while keeping the gin around.

  • Tanqueray Gin - ¾ ounces
  • Lemon Juice - ¼ ounce
  • Simple Syrup - ⅛ ounce
  • Champagne - enough to top it all off
  • Lemon Peel - a twist

Pour Tanqueray Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker of ice. Shake it all up. Strain into a champagne flute (if you’re classy) and fill the remaining space up with champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

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