Plymouth Gin has been in production since 1793. In modern times, the grain alcohol is made at Blackfriars Distillery, which itself dates from the 15th century. Today, Blackfriars is owned by Coats Distillery, home of Plymouth gin.
The label is now owned by Pernod-Ricard as part of a merger in 2008.
Plymouth gin is made from a blend of seven botanicals. It is made with "Dartmoor" water. It is described as having "great depth" with a long, dry finish." They recommend serving over tonic water with a squeeze of lemon.
The 2012 Wine Enthusiast review mentioned this as a versatile, "workhorse" gin and recommended it for anyone "starting to build a bar."
The 2012 Beverage Testing Institute called it a "classic, juniper forward" gin.
Won Top Gin in the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Best in Show in the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.