All the way back in the 1830s, Tanqueray was born. Well, the gin was. Charles Tanqueray, the creator of said gin, was born just 20 years prior – yes, the creator of one of the most well-known gins around was only in his early 20s when he invented it, and his recipe is still used today! He started up his distillery in Bloomsbury on Vine Street, which his son inherited in 1868 (his son was 20 when this happened – is a theme occurring here?). Near the end of the 1800s, Tanqueray and Gordon’s merged and its production moved over to the distillery on Goswell Road. Much of the distillery was destroyed by air raids, though one still survived, which was eventually moved up to Cameron Bridge in Scotland, where Tanqueray continues to be made today. Fun fact: the crest on Tanqueray’s label is a pineapple and a pair of axes – which is neat.