Mombasa Club London Dry Gin

70cl | 41.5%

A Gin Steeped in History

In the late 19th century, the British Empire expanded its reach across Africa. The coastal city of Mombasa, located opposite Zanzibar, became a bustling port and the main commercial hub of East Africa. It was here in 1885 that officers of the British East Africa Protectorate founded the legendary Mombasa Club – an exclusive social club and essential part of colonial life. Members would gather to exchange news and enjoy gin & tonics – specifically Mombasa Club London Dry Gin, distilled and bottled in England for the club. Today, Mombasa Club London Dry Gin pays homage to those pioneering adventurers who brought gin to the shores of Africa.

From England, with Botanicals

Despite dating back to the 1800s, Mombasa Club is a very modern premium London Dry gin bottled at 41.5% ABV. It is distilled 4 times in England using a traditional copper pot still and a botanical mix of juniper, coriander, cassia, and cumin. The result is a complex spirit reflecting the pure English gin style.

Tasting Note

On first sniff of Mombasa Club London Dry, the juniper leaps forward as the dominant aroma. It has a sharp, piney scent balanced by fresh citrus and bright herbal notes. There are also subtle earthy tones of licorice root along with traces of cinnamon and cardamom.

The first sip brings a smooth, satiny texture with a touch of heat from the alcohol. The juniper transitions from a sharp pine to a more mellow, cooked fruit flavour like apple and pear. The mid-palate reveals complex layers of spice – cassia cinnamon, cracked black pepper, ginger and nutmeg. Hints of orange peel and lemon zest add brightness.

The finish is smooth, allowing the spicy botanicals to linger on the tongue for a good while. The cassia cinnamon leaves a faint prickle while the citrus oils contribute a subtle mouth-watering effect. As the gin fades, it leaves behind a clean, crisp juniper finish.

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Perfect Serve Nailed!

The classic gin and tonic is an ideal way to enjoy the complex botanicals of Mombasa Club London Dry Gin. For the perfect Mombasa Club G&T, follow these simple steps:


  • 50ml (2oz) Mombasa Club Gin
  • 150ml (5oz) premium tonic water
  • Lime wedge or wheel for garnish


  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes
  • Pour the gin over the ice
  • Top with tonic water and stir gently to combine
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel


Brand Thames Distillery
Country UK
Region Clapham, London
Size 70cl
ABV 41.5%
Flavour Clove | Cumin | Pine
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