Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength London Dry Gin

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Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength

Ed Note. Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength is one of my earliest reviews. 

Let me begin by getting this out of the way. This is my favorite gin. Hands down. The Miller’s regular strength (80 proof) is a solid choice, somewhat more inexpensive ($31-35 for 1 L) and while Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength London Dry Gin still has all of the outstanding features, they’re just a little less pronounced, and a bit more subtle.

Tasting Notes

Miller’s gin balances a crisp clean Juniper flavor with a  hint of Citrus sweetness. These two flavors are in such perfect harmony, that Miller’s is the epitome of versatility in gin. Whereas some gins are decidedly Citrus (Bluecoat) and others are about the Juniper (Tanqueray), this gin walks the line and is a good choice for whatever you drink of choice is. Despite the strength of the Westbourne (90 proof) it is remarkably smooth, and very drinkable straight.

As for other London Dry Gins I’ve reviewed, this one strays the least from the classic flavor profile. Miller’s Gin contains some faint hints of other herbs and spices, but nothing like Tru2 or Gabriel Boudier’s. The other spices are compliments, background players to the citrus and juniper.


Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength is unlikely to wow anyone who does not already have predilection towards gin, it is sure to wow anyone in search of a clean, versatile, and refreshing London Style Dry Gin.


13 thoughts on “Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength London Dry Gin

  • Can’t get this. Can you review regular Martin Millers? That is at least somewhat available.

  • FINALLY GOT THIS. Sweet jesus does it make a good Gimlet! Look forward to trying more things..

  • Been drinking this gin for a while now. Shaken (not stirred) or in a G&T, no matter, it’s at the top of my “A” list, ahead of Distillery 209, Greenhook, Perry’s Tot and Hendicks. This is real Grand Cru stuff. And the price point is amazing!! Plus, it’s a great accompaniment to spiced up, pepper laden dishes.

  • One of my longtime favorites as well, Cheers!

  • Took your advice and got this as a gift; quickly became the talk of the party. Thanks!

  • G&T’sand V&T’s are my favorite drinks… Came across this gin randomly a couple of years back, went back to the store and bought the remaining 5 bottles. I really don’t want anything else but Millers!

    Since then, family/friends have started buying me other esoteric bottles (about 9 bottles now), but so far none come close. Hum.. why are they so keen to get me off Millers – or are they just tired of me praising it and being so obstinate about having something else… 🙂

  • What other esoteric bottles have they thrown at you? I would just enjoy the free gin! although I have to be honest- if I could pick just one gin, this gin would at the very least be near the top of the running.

  • We recently got this gin in our neck of the woods. Enjoying our first bottle now. Makes a great martini.

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