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Tanqueray Rangpur distilled gin review

Heritage gin brand Tanqueray offers flavoured versions of its classic London Dry. Read our review of Rangpur, their orange-flavoured gin with a twist. 

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Tanqueray Rangpur distilled gin – 41.3% ABV

Rating: 5/5

In a nutshell: This gin, flavoured with Rangpur limes, has a refreshing citrus taste. This is because the limes aren’t actually limes at all – they’re a hybrid cross between the mandarin orange and citron. It makes for a more complex gin; if you’re a fan of surprises, this is a drink you’ll love to sip.

Full Tanqueray Rangpur distilled gin review

Tanqueray’s Rangpur distilled gin was a firm favourite in our citrus gin taste test. We loved the fresh flavour, which combines Rangpur limes (a small orange variety) and lime zest.

The juice of these hybrid ‘limes’ is very sour, but smells sweet, making it a fascinating flavour to use at the heart of a citrus gin.

Although we’re now seeing an abundance of citrus gins hit the shelves, Rangpur isn’t a new innovation for Tanqueray. The gin has been on the market since 2006, and has won its fair share of awards for its interesting flavour profile.

The overwhelming taste of Rangpur distilled gin is orange, but the top notes are that of fresh lime. We do worry that the name and green label may be a little misleading for customers expecting a more lime-flavoured tipple, but this gin doesn’t disappoint.

Outside of the orange and lime flavours, you’ll also notice notes of liquorice, ginger and even bay leaves. The sour notes of the fruit juice combined with the botanicals make this a punchy gin that doesn’t lose itself in tonic. And despite being over 40% ABV, the finish is pleasantly warming, rather than harsh.

This would be an ideal gin to complement charred meats at a summer barbecue, but would be just as refreshing in winter or cooler weather.

The perfect pour

All this gin needs is a twist of lime. But if you’re after a cocktail, play up the spice notes with an orange and cardamom martini.

Read our full review of citrus gins

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