The Schtick: “Relaunched in early 2013, Tanqueray Malacca is a sweeter gin with less juniper emphasis and more citrus than the classic style. Originally introduced in the late 1990s, Malacca was discontinued after a short lifespan but has been resurrected after gradually assuming cult status among cocktail revivalist bartenders as a good substitute for the original Old Tom styles of gin.” – TWE. So we have a relaunch of a classic expression of an Old Tom gin from Tanqueray. Lets dive in.
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Sweet and creamy. Lots of vanilla, juniper, white pepper and floral peach. Very sweet nose.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no real heat. Lots of sweet cream, peaches, cucumber, white pepper. Very floral.
Finish: Short but complex. Lots of grassy floral character, along with sweet cream, light peach and orange peel notes and white pepper.
Overall: Overall, I really enjoy this. Its great neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. The floral, peppery character plays very well with the fruity peach notes and manages to serve up a very unique set of flavors for a gin.
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3 Most Recent Tanqueray Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #1067. Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
- Review #1144. Tanqueray Malacca
- Review #661. Tanqueray Old Tom Gin