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    Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    I imagine the answer to this will be the same as the one Chuck gave in the thread on Bombay Gin.

    I would like to know people's opinions of the Tanquerays. Is the T 10 really better than the regular, which is pretty darn good. I prefer it to Bombay Sapphire, I think. I didn't replace the Sapphire I had, well, I did, but with Tanqueray. I am on my third bottle of that.

    Anyway, what do people think?

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    Personally, Tanqueray is the reason I thought I hated gin for so long. T10 is a different animal all together. I suspect the spice recipe is completely different, but that's just a guess.
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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Personally, Tanqueray is the reason I thought I hated gin for so long. T10 is a different animal all together. I suspect the spice recipe is completely different, but that's just a guess.
    Hmm. That's interesting. Doesn't tell me whether I will like the Tanqueray 10 or not, but it certainly is interesting.

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    Tanqueray has 10 stills. The No. 10 Still is very small and has a unique shape. They make Tan 10 in this still and the effects of the small still supposedly make for a crisper gin. The stills shape captures the botanicals flavor more and don't forget that Tan 10 is 94.6 Proof. If you like gin, IMHO Tan 10 is one of the best gin's out there. High proof and wonderful flavor.

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Str8RYE View Post
    Tanqueray has 10 stills. The No. 10 Still is very small and has a unique shape. They make Tan 10 in this still and the effects of the small still supposedly make for a crisper gin. The stills shape captures the botanicals flavor more and don't forget that Tan 10 is 94.6 Proof. If you like gin, IMHO Tan 10 is one of the best gin's out there. High proof and wonderful flavor.
    Same botanicals?

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    They use whole fresh fruits and a different recipe for the 10.

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    Originally Posted by Str8RYE:

    "... and don't forget that Tan 10 is 94.6 Proof. If you like gin, IMHO Tan 10 is one of the best gin's out there. High proof and wonderful flavor.[/QUOTE]"

    Regular Tanq is 94.6 Proof also. Well, I'll be the lone dissenter here. I enjoy practically every good gin I've tasted, in one application or another, being a gin lover. I don't drink gin staight, however. My favorite gin drink is the Gin Gimlet and I prefer regular Tanqueray to any other gin I've had in a Gimlet, including Tanq 10. The regular Tanq, to me, has a saltiness and an edge to it that is great in a Gimlet, also makes a great G & T. One vote for regular Tanq! Tom V

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    There is a survey of selected imported and artisan American gins in the current Imbibe, a cool new magazine on drinks of various kinds including fine coffees published out of Portland, OR.

    None of the gins is a Tanqueray, though.

    They gave 5 stars to Old Raj Dry Gin (Scots-made) but 4 1/2 to Aviation, a Dutch genever-style gin from Portland - see www.medoyeff.com - and 5 again to Bluecoat Gin from Philly - www.bluecoatgin.com

    Excellent article on rye whiskeys (mention is made of a Black Maple Hill 23 year old, not just the 18 - was that mentioned here?) and the corn and other young whiskies made by Belmont Farms in Virginia.

    The magazine has a fresh contemporary look and a good approach, it should do well.

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    I have had the Old Raj gin (it's pricey for gin) but well worth it if you are a gin drinker. My favorite to date.

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    Re: Difference between Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10

    A good way to think about gin is as the original flavored vodka. The flavors come from the infusion of herbs and spices into a neutral spirit. The signature spice is juniper berry, but beyond that the possibilities are endless.

 

 

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