Boodles London Dry GinBoodles British Gin is a brand of gin bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom by Proximo Spirits.
Boodles was named after Boodle's gentlemen's club in St. James's, London, founded in 1762 and originally run by Edward Boodle. It was reputed to be the favorite gin of the club's most famous member, Winston Churchill, though the same has been claimed for Plymouth Gin.
Boodles was created in 1845, becoming one of the gins to shape the flavor of the modern London Dry style of gin, which is essentially a vodka-like spirit infused or otherwise flavored with a blend of botanical herbs and spices. It was originally produced by Cock Russell & Company, and was first bottled in the United States by Seagram's. In 2001, Seagram's assets were sold to several companies, including Pernod Ricard, which took over Boodles. In 2012, Boodles was purchased by Proximo Spirits of New Jersey.
In October 2013, Boodles Gin was released in the UK, with a redesigned bottle and an alcoholic strength of 80 proof. The botanical recipe for the gin remains the same. Boodles has always been made in the UK, but had previously only been available for purchase in the US and Japan.