Tanglin Black Powder Gin

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
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About Tanglin Black Powder Gin

From Singapore's first gin distillery, Tanglin. For the third year in a row, this navy strength gin has been awarded Double Gold at the very prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. And this year, Tanglin Black Powder also earned Platinum.

Using diverse botanicals native to different countries across Asia - an homage to Singapore's own multi-cultural identity - this gin delivers an extremely appealing mix of different flavors and sensations. Surprisingly smooth, excellent for cocktails (a little goes a long way), and can even be sipped neat.

Tasting Notes

Gentle citrus nose with a bold juniper character and pepper note. On the palate you'll find it velvet smooth with a juniper crispness, spicy citrus, and herbal notes. Impressive depth of flavor and a slight sweetness. It finishes with peppery herbal notes and a gentle warmth that expands to deliver a long and lingering smooth finish.

Suggested Serves

  • You'll soon enough be on Cloud 9 with this simple but elevated variation on a gin & tonic

  • Tea time does double duty as happy hour with The Royal-Tea Cocktail. Brew up some earl gray tea, chill, then add Black Powder Gin, lemon juice and simple syrup or honey to taste.

Production Notes

It starts with the core ingredients of Tanglin's Orchid expression: traditional botanicals like juniper and coriander as well as more uncommon botanicals for gin, like vanilla and amchoor, a fruity spice powder made from dried unripe green mango. The Black Powder recipe departs from the Orchid in two ways: half the juniper pods are bruised and whole fresh lemons are added into the botanical blend for a bright citrus note. 

The gin is distilled in a pot and still column, and as a final step, distilled water is used to reduce it to its final 58% ABV. 

Developed by four expats living in Singapore, the Tanglin team worked with the Singapore government for three years in order to establish the country's first gin distillery. 

The desire was to create a gin that reflected the essence of Singapore, a city-state known for its tremendous diversity, with people from many different cultures living together on the island.

The Tanglin area of Singapore was formerly the native jungle habitat of the white tiger. The land was cleared in the 19th century to make way for spice plantations, as Singapore became an essential trading port. Today this area is home to the country's UNESCO World Heritage-listed botanic gardens, where the main entrance is known as the Tanglin Gate. The shape of the gate is reflected in the bottle's label.

Tanglin Gin has fast become the gin of choice at top bars and restaurants across the island, and has even inspired a bit of a local gin craze in Southeast Asia.

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    General Characteristics:

    Size: 750ml
    Proof: 116 proof
    Main Ingredient: Juniper
    Country of Origin: Spirits from Singapore

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    Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    • Lukman
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the most flavorful gins I have experienced. Makes one helluva Negroni but great for sipping, too.

    • Nancy
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Kick Ass Gin

      Gin is my spirit of choice and I love sampling the variety available. This gin is delightful, unusual and just plain kick ass. The bold and adventuress will love this as party shots (be careful)! I made a gin and tonic after tasting and was impressed with the sharp citrus notes.. Decided to try it in a classic Mojito recipe and it was fantastic - were calling it a Smokey Mountain Mojito and it’ll be our company summer drink. I highly recommend this black powder gin.

    • Deven
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      One of the best gins of all times...

      Gin is my regular, go-to spirit and believe me when I say that this is one of the best gins you will ever try. The 'normal' Orchid version is also fantastic, try both!

    • Victor R.
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      I recommend this product
      I'm More Into: Cocktails AND Sipping
      My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Scotch, Whiskey, Gin, Tequila
      I Bought This For Myself
      Rated 4 out of 5 stars

      Mild juniper. Smooth sipper.

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    • Matt
      I recommend this product
      Rated 4 out of 5 stars
      Different and approachable

      A lot spicier than what you'd get when you think of how a gin tastes, and while its still citrusy it's a lot more muted than what's typical. For the higher proof, there isn't any acetone taste and while I wouldn't say it's smooth sipping straight its a lot smoother than you'd think. I made it in a pegu club and it really makes for a good mixer.

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