Plymouth Gin

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Gin is undergoing a renaissance, as indicated by the number of luxury brands Robb Report has spotlighted recently. However, we still like to return to the classics, of which Plymouth is one of the stalwarts. Pot-distilled in the same Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth, England, since 1793, by law Plymouth Gin can only be made in this one geographical location. Preserving its original 82.4 proof, it was once the official gin of the Royal Navy and was specifically mentioned by brand for “The Original Martini” in Stuart’s Fancy Drinks and How to Mix Them, published in 1896. Seven botanicals comprise Plymouth’s recipe, which results in a thick, creamy smoothness that brings individuality to martinis and gimlets. Watch for a historic redesign of the current bottle coming soon. ($33)

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