Boodles British Gin is a brand of gin bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom by Proximo Spirits. Named after Boodle's gentlemen's club in St. James's, London, founded in 1762 and originally run by Edward Boodle. It was reputed to be the favourite gin of the club's most famous member, Winston Churchill, though the same has been claimed for Plymouth Gin.
Every batch of Boodles Gin is made with labour and patience. It begins as a clean spirit distilled from British wheat. The liquid is then redistilled in a Carter Head copper still, which allows the botanicals to infuse gradually into the spirit.
Boodles unique recipe contains botanicals sourced from the finest growers around the world. Interestingly, Boodles Gin contains no citrus botanicals - a practical decision made by original distillers who expected a proper drink to include a slice of lemon or lime.
The Boodles recipe also contains a number of traditional herbs and spices, including nutmeg, sage, and rosemary. These ingredients add a mellow but herbal quality to Boodles, which balances out the essential piney notes from juniper.
A further five ingredients round out the recipe and achieve a forthright but subtle spirit, suitable for any proper drinks - Martinis, Boodles and tonics, Bucks, or further mixology, for those so inclined.
Boodles Gin received a rating of 93 (Exceptional) from the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2013, and a silver medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.