Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength London Dry Gin

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.

Overall

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

  • June 24, 2011by jellydonut

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

  • July 29, 2012by jellydonut

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

  • May 28, 2013by Bruce Snyder

    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.

  • May 28, 2013by Aaron

    One of my longtime favorites as well, Cheers!

  • June 28, 2013by kdr

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

  • July 10, 2013by Ace

    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… 🙂

  • July 10, 2013by Aaron

    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.

  • July 18, 2015by Doug

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

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