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Gin

Synonymous with British culture, Gin is now enjoyed worldwide and is most commonly drunk in a Gin and Tonic or a Martini. In essence, gin is a spirit with a predominant flavour of juniper berries, which account for its tangy, crispness and refreshing attributes.

There are various styles of gin with London Dry Gin being the most popular - Tanqueray and Beefeater are both notable London Dry Gins. Whilst Juniper must be the dominant flavour, other botanicals can be used to make gin, and there is no limit to what can be used – these often include anise, liquorice root, saffron, cinnamon, cassia bark and orris root. The term “gin” might derive from either the Dutch “jenever” or the French “genièvre” – both of which mean “juniper”.

Gin can be made with any neutral spirit, so production methods can vary greatly. It is how the spirit is flavoured that marks the difference between the various styles.

The two principal styles are Distilled Gin and Compound Gin. Distilled Gin is made by re-distilling neutral with the botanicals, whereas compound gin is made by simply steeping spirit in botanicals without re-distillation.

Another variant involves distilling spirit through a tray, or basket of botanicals.

Dutch gin, known as jenever or genever, is a distinctive style of gin, which must be at least partly distilled from barley malt in a pot still. The result is a gin which bares marked semblance to whisky.

Did you know?... ...The Gin and Tonic became a popular means of taking quinine (present in cinchona bark used to make tonic) to prevent malaria.

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This is an incredibly rare and highly collectible bottle of Bosford Extra Dry London Gin. It was made in Italy by Martini & Rossi in 1965.  More info
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Buton Dry Gin - 1950s
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This is a very rare bottle of Dry Gin which was produced in Bologna, Italy by the Buton company. It was made in the 1950s and has a delicate aroma. Great in cocktails.  More info
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Milton London Dry Gin is actually produced in Spain, a rare bottling from the 1970s.  More info
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An imported bottle of Gordon's Dry Gin from the 1970s. These old bottles look great on any shelf but also give an insight into spirits of the past.  More info
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To make a Navy Strength Gin, some distillers would simply used the same recipe as their classic gin, just with less dilution, so the ABV hits the requisite 57%. The American craft distillery Leopold...  More info
$92.01
An old bottling of Beefeater London Dry Gin, which has been made to the same recipe since 1820. Dating from the 1970s, the extra time sat in the bottle may have mellowed the gin slightly and led to a...  More info
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1970s Beefeater. Will surely sell out very promptly.  More info
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A 1995 bottling of Gordon’s London Dry Gin for the export market, featuring juniper berries on the label. Handsome and collectible.  More info
$80.61
A rare London Dry Gin from Old Moor Blending Co. This bottling dates back to the early 1970s when produced for the Italian market.  More info
$241.83
Gold Label Red Hills gin from Italian producer Buton. Extraordinarily, this bottling dates back to the 1960s!  More info
$201.53
A rare 1970s bottling of Extra Dry Gin from Spanish producer Lopez Hermanos.  More info
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A staggeringly old antique bottle of gin, produced some time between 1949 and 1959 by Gilbey's.  More info
$302.29
A 1970s bottling of Gilbey’s London Dry Gin, produced in Italy. It was bottled at 46.2%.  More info
$181.37
A half gallon of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s! This rare bottling, distilled in the US, has a built-in pourer.  More info
$382.90
Gordon’s Gin that was distilled and bottled in the US in the early 1980s. This handsome 1.75 litre bottle has a handle on the back.  More info
$302.29
This bottle of Gordon's Gin from the early 1980s is in good condition considering its age. The label features juniper plants and reads "The Heart of a Good Cocktail". All good things.

Already sold...  More info
$120.92
Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
(75cl, 45%)
Stock Finest Old Dry Gin bottled back in the 1960s in Trieste, Italy.  More info
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This rare dry gin was created to Mr Bryant's recipe and bottled, we believe, between 1949 and 1959 by the Martini and Rossi company.  More info
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Produced with Mediterranean juniper berries, this dry gin dates from the 1990s. We're fairly certain that no butterflies were harmed in the making of this gin.  More info
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A rare 1960s gin, this bottling of Austin’s Silver Cat was produced in Bologna for the Italian market.  More info
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A rare 1960s bottling of London Dry Gin produced for export to the Italian market.  More info
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A bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 2000s/noughties/naughties/that one, produced for the export market.  More info
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A rare Spanish gin from the 1950s, this Mascaro Dry was made to a traditional family recipe and comes in a very pretty bottle. No abv is displayed on the bottle.  More info
$302.29
A 1990s bottling of Gordon's 'Special' London Dry Gin, proudly sporting its boar's head logo!  More info
$80.61
An imperial quart of Seagram's Extra Dry Gin from the U.S. of A., bottled in the 1960s!  More info
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