Lot 385 - Gordon's Special Dry Gin 70 Proof Spring Cap

Auction Ended: Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Winning Bid: £100.00

Estimate: £100 - £150
An older bottling of Gordon's special dry London gin, which was bottled during the 1950s/60s we estimate, at 70° Proof and comes with the original spring cap. The gin was developed by Alexander Gordon in Southwark in 1769 and his first recipe was such a success that it hasn't changed to this day. The exact make-up of botanicals is reported to be juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, orris root, orange, and lemon peel but no official recipe has ever been declared. Kings and Queens all over the world have enjoyed this famous gin and one passenger on the Titanic (who survived) reportedly ordered a glass whilst the ship was sinking. Today the product is owned by Diageo and is made at the Cameron Bridge distillery in Fife. The label carries a royal warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

Presentation: 70 proof
Vintage: 1950/60's