Finsbury Gin was invented by Joseph Bishop in London at 1740. Nowadays it’s owned by German Borco International, which bought Finsbury Distillery at 1993. Finsbury is based at neutral alcohol made from molasses. It is distilled at Langley distillery at central-England by Jenny-named pot still, capacity of 10.000 litres. Botanicals used are juniper berries, exotic fruits and different herbs.
Bosco Interenational is producing plenty of bottom-self liquors like Sierra tequila, Old Pascas rum, Pennypacker bourbon etc. Common for all these is, that them are produced for huge quantaties, so them are possible to sell for cheap prices. 70cl bottle of Finsbury cost 9.99€ at Promo Cash&Carry.
Finsbury is somehow bit different on aroma and taste, juniper is not so strong but there are hints of different fruits and herbs. Maybe the base spirit made of molasses give different body profile. Nose is neutral, fruity with hint of coriander and juniper. Taste have touch of sweetness, basic gin aromas are light, typical coriander and juniper are hardly recognizable. Burn is very mild, aftertaste thin and short. It’s smoother than many other London dry, maybe due molasses which give some sweetness or for some added sugar. It’s very light gin for cocktails, difficult to find any gin aromas on G&T for example.