Proper British Gin
Founded in 1762, Boodles was named after Boodle's gentlemen's club in St. James's, London, and originally run by Edward Boodle. It was reputed to be the favourite 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.