Gordon’s gin is out on its own at the front of the gin world. It sells the most bottles out of any brand, 6.7million cases of it to be exact.
Obviously when they enter the alcohol free space it is going to call more than a small wave.
Will their Gordon’s 0.0 taste like Gordon’s gin, will it keep you coming back for more?
About Gordon’s 0.0
Like some of the other big hitting London Gin Distilleries, Gordon’s is well over 200 years old.
Alexander Gordon set it up way back in 1769. He built a distillery in Southwark as it was known to have good water, free of sewage.
As of today, Gordon’s it the best selling gin globally, and has been for some time. They also have the honour of being awarded four Royal Warrants and an impressive selection of international gin prizes.
The recipe has allegedly not changed for 250 years based on a big dominant juniper flavour, essential for all gins.
I have written 11 reasons you should try non alcoholic gin, an overview of why the market is so popular now.
Non alcoholic gin also has a number of surprising health benefits if you needed any more reasons to get trying today!
Clear spirits are basically free of carbohydrate and sugar (only trace amounts), the calories all come from the calorie dense alcohol. For a complete article on calories in non alcoholic gin then read my article on it here
The Gordon’s 0.0 has only about 5% of the calories of its alcoholic sibling. Impressive stuff if the flavour stacks up.
We are told (and it’s true) that the majority of your gin and tonic is the tonic so when thinking about calories it must be thought of.
Lets look at a few FeverTree Tonics on the market…
|FeverTree Tonic||Kcal per 150ml mixer||Sugar per 150ml mixer|
|Elderflower Tonic Water||51||11.7g|
|Light Indian Tonic Water||23||4.4g|
|Premium Indian Tonic Water||42||10.7|
|Aromatic Tonic Water||56||11.7g|
That is quite the variation but you would expect that in a whole product range. You can make smarter choices to reduce calories from you mixers.
What happens if you combine the best and worst?
|Gin||Tonic||Total calories||Total sugar|
|Gordon’s||FeverTree Aromatic Tonic||160||11.7g|
|Gordon’s||FeverTree Light Indian Tonic||127||4.4g|
|Gordon’s 0.0||FeverTree Aromatic Tonic||63||11.7|
|Gordon’s 0.0||FeverTree Light Indian Tonic||29||4.4g|
So You could be saving 136 calories a drink with a light tonic and Gordon’s 0.0. That is a pretty larger saving if you scale it up over a few G&Ts.
It comes in the standard and highly recognisable Gordon’s green bottle with some tweaks like the blue labelling and of course the 0.0% on it.
The gin itself is crystal clear as you would expect.
With all these alcohol free gins, there is limited smell directly from the bottle, but Gordon’s has more than most.
Perhaps that is a disservice, that there plenty on the nose and rivals an alcoholic gin.
When you pout it into the glass with some ice and tonic you get a pungent juniper and citrus aroma to excite you for what is to come.
You know when you have the first sip and its amazing that you are onto a winner.
I got a huge, absolutely huge junipery gin hit that just keeps on going and coasting the tongue and mouth. I had to check the bottle to make sure it really was 0.0, it tasted so much like gin.
If you don’t do a direct taste test vs an alcoholic gin so you can immediately pick up the hard alcohol hit in your throat, you probably wouldn’t know this was an alcohol free version. Im still in shock that it is alcohol free!
You have layers and depth to the flavour, juniper (of course) as well as I beautiful zesty lemon type note.
I would say these 0.0 drinks need drank with a mixer, they open up in another liquid, especially a fizzy one.
The big question is Gordons or Tanqueray. I think Gordons is just pipping it here. There is just a bigger all over mouthfeel, it tastes like Gordons gin. You wouldn’t be angry to get either tho.
My Tanqueray 0.0 review is here, i was equally as impressed.
You are left with a pleasing drying gin mouthfeel.
If you are not trying to get drunk or have the effects of alcohol, I really don’t know why you wouldn’t just have this. A perfect G&T.
Ive drank many many non alcoholic gins and spirits at this point and this has to be in the top 3, it is a class act.
Quite brilliant. If you are a Gordon’s drinker i can assume you you will like this version. If you are a gin drinker in general you cant go wrong here, it is that good (in my opinion).
10/10. I honestly cant fault this. Super stuff from Gordon’s
How should Gordon’s 0.0 be served?
Fill a chilled highball glass with fresh ice cubes. Pour 50ml of Gordon’s gin over the ice and top up with chilled tonic. Gently squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass before dropping it in, then give it all a final stir. The definitive G&T, and a great way to begin any occasion.
Serve in a highball glass.
New Gordon’s Alcohol Free 0.0%. Made using only the finest distilled botanicals, just like the original Gordon’s London Dry Gin, Gordon’s 0.0% provides the bold, juniper led character you’d expect from Gordon’s.
The perfect alcohol-free alternative to your usual choice of Gordon’s & tonic.
0.0% Alcohol, 100% Gordon’s.
Contains no more than 0.015% ABV.
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Outstanding and basically cant be topped in the non alcoholic gin market.