Gordon’s: About The Brand
Founded over 250 years ago by Alexander Gordon in London, Gordon’s gin was created with the simple aim of being a gin that not only tasted great but was high quality too. Starting off in Southwark, London in a distillery known for its excellent, clean water supply, Alexander Gordon soon mastered the art of distilling high quality gin that was well-known and enjoyed by many. Fast forward to today, and Gordon’s is the world’s top selling gin.
The classic Gordon’s London Dry Gin is known for its strong juniper flavour and has been the star of the brand since it first began. But it’s not the only spirit they have in their repertoire. Gordon’s also have a Sicilian Lemon gin, a Sloe gin, a London Dry with a hint of elderflower and a Pink gin too. Their most recent venture, however, is the star of this post…the Gordon’s 0.0% Gin.
Gordon’s 0.0% Gin
Made in a very similar way to its boozy older brother, Gordon’s 0.0% Gin is a completely alcohol-free spirit that’s distilled from only the finest botanicals. Gordon’s designed their alcohol-free gin to have all the juniper-led flavour of the standard Gordon’s London Dry Gin, but without any of the alcohol. Have they proven that you can swap out the alcohol without compromising on taste? Let’s find out.
Gordon’s 0.0% Gin: Review
If you’ve read any of my other alcohol-free drinks reviews then you’ll know that I always start off the tasting by trying the spirit by itself. As is usually the case with alcohol-free spirits, Gordon’s 0.0% Gin wasn’t saying much by itself. BUT I do have to say that it didn’t seem as ‘cordial-esque’ as some of the other AF drinks I’ve tried. A strong start if you ask me. Next it was time for the ultimate test…did it make a good G&T? I mixed 50ml of Gordon’s 0.0% Gin with 150ml of Fever Tree tonic and PLENTY of ice (the best way to drink a G&T) and gave it a sip.
I was greeted with the strong juniper flavour that Gordon’s promised and I have to say it was absolutely delicious. Now, just to put it out there…I have to admit that Gordon’s standard London Dry Gin has never been a favourite gin of mine. I’ve always found it to be a bit too harsh on the palette personally. But, that being said, Gordon’s 0.0% Gin simply just worked. There was none of the harshness that I so strongly associate with their classic gin with the alcohol-free version. It was smooth, light and yet still full of flavour. Dare I say it…it’s better than the 37.5% ABV. A pretty bold statement, I know.
Gordon’s 0.0% Gin: Final Thoughts
For me, Gordon’s 0.0% Gin tasted like a proper gin. Which is something that I never would’ve expected to say when trying a completely alcohol-free gin. I feel as though I’m constantly being surprised with the range of alcohol-free spirit alternatives that are out there. And Gordon’s 0.0% Gin was possibly the most pleasant surprise yet. At £14.00 for a 70cl bottle it’s a must-try if, like me, you’re on the hunt for the ultimate alcohol-free gin.
Have you tried any alcohol-free spirits? Does Gordon’s 0.0% Gin sound like something you’d be interested in trying? I’ll be putting Gordon’s 0.0% Gin to the ultimate test and experimenting with some mocktail recipes soon. So, if there are any specific cocktail recipes you want me to make mocktail alternatives for then now’s your time to let me know!
On the lookout for some more alcohol-free drinks to try? Then you’ll definitely want to check out my review of Sea Arch Coastal Juniper.