Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin Review

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Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin

Rear Admiral Joesph's Original London Dry Gin-Scaled Bottle

Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin is the best value in gin today.

It’s hard to go wrong with Trader Joe’s these days, projected a selection of products only found in their store.

I like this as it reflects upon a poor man’s Costco.

My initial first impress of¬†Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin would that it would be good, although after researching on the web, it seems that W.J. Stillman LTD, having a direct connection to Loch Lomond Distillery¬† knows what they are doing when it comes to spirits.

I can equate the aroma to Le Male by¬†Jean Paul Gaultier¬†it’s pleasant, powdery notes hum a certain sort of rhythm¬†that compliments the case of Two Buck Chuck you picked up. ¬†Persuasive notes of indulgence are here, as the lowest ranking admiral signals to hit the high seas.

It’s certainly smooth with a certain mineralistic quality about it that echoes the shores of Scotland. I’m not complaining about this 7 dollar special.¬†

What I enjoy about this gin is that Trader Joe’s has a wide variety of mixers, especially their juices that compliment their spirits fully. Your party is now complete with this gin added to the mix. Shout out to¬†Trader Joe’s Heart of Darkness Mango Passion Fruit Blend with rum, and you won’t be disappointed. You will be educated with Francis Ford Coppola, ¬†But I helped him drink his wine. He always had some mighty fine wine, sing it.

Wrapping up,¬†Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin deserves a second look, as I am increasingly pleased with the pure value Trader Joe’s bring. If you are mixing or sipping dry, I can think of no better pleasing of the masses than¬†Rear Admiral Joseph’s Original London Dry Gin. While this is no RAJ, it must¬†certainly¬†will do by bring a classic to the dinner table or Helm.


  • Best Mixing Gin I’ve seen
  • Poor Man’s Beefeater
  • One Stop Shop
  • From Cradle to Grave
  • LAND HO!


  • On my third glass, and still going strong.
Rear Admiral Joseph's Original London Dry Gin


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  1. Just finished a bottle of Rear Admiral Joseph’s Gin – rather quickly I might add :~}
    Of all that was said in the review – I agree with almost all. However, I disagree with the poor man’s Beefeater tag. Beefeater does not have the same Gin floral and flavor that Rear Admiral Joseph’s has. For a $7.99 bottle of Gin, the Admiral does an admirable job of presenting those qualities expected by those of us who partake (pun intended). Beefeaters is by comparison rather bland.

    Though Rear Admiral Joseph does abbreviate to RAJ [;~} – certainly there is little comparison between the two. One is $7.99 a bottle, the other $55.00. One is 43% and the other is 55%. One has a pleasant aroma and gin bite, the other clears your sinuses and pleasantly burns upon entry. Though I would prefer Old Raj, the Admiral is a quite suitable inexpensive substitute and presents itself as one of the more enjoyable options available within the genre.

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