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Facts about Gordon's


What's in a name?

The name gin comes from the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, both of which mean juniper.

Music to your taste buds

3,000 botanicals are nosed every year in the search for the perfect Gordon's® blend. "Rather like the string section of an orchestra," as Tom, our master distiller, once put it.

Like gold dust

Early Australian settlers paid for their imported Gordon's London Dry gin in gold dust.

Three – the magic number

Gordon's London Dry gin is distilled three times for extra dryness and smoothness.

The green party

Gordon's London Dry gin was originally produced in green bottles due to manufacturing constraints. Green, of course, remains the iconic bottle in the UK. Gordon's was transported in ceramic crocks up until the beginning of the 20th Century. Both green and clear glass bottles were used from 1903 onwards; the green for home and the clear for export markets.

A royal boar

Take a look at the lid of any bottle of Gordon's gin and you'll find a boar's head. Legend has it that a member of the Gordon clan saved the King of Scotland from a wild boar when out hunting. Ever since, the ancestors of Alexander Gordon sported a boar's head on their coat of arms.

Double dutch

The term 'Dutch Courage' was coined by English soldiers fighting Dutch counterparts; the English believed the Dutch drank gin to fortify themselves before battle.