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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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It may say "London" in big letters on this bottle of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s, but it was actually made in America! This is a 75cl bottle, or as the bottle says "4/5 Quart".  More info
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This is a very rare bottling of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin, which we believe was produced between 1936 and 1952. The bottle deign hasn't changed all that much since then, but it's a total classic...  More info
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An antique flavoured gin from Gordon's, those clever gin chaps. Their Orange Gin was produced up until 1988 when they took it off the shelves. This bottle, however, was made way before that, some time...  More info
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A massive 2 litre bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin, made for the Italian market in the 1970s.  More info
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An old, old bottle of Gordon's Gin, coming from the 1970s. Great collectible pieces, these. Proper classics of the spirits world.  More info
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No need to time travel to get your 1970s Gordon's gin, we've already done that for you. We're pretty good at time travelling, us.  More info
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A dry gin from Red Hills, a quiet area located close to the Green Hill Zone which is home to a particularly speedy breed of blue hedgehog. We place this bottle as being made between 1949 and 1959.  More info
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This is a classic bottle of Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin, made all the way back in the 1970s. The brand is still around these days, though it has since lost the "White Satin" name, which is...  More info
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A bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the late 1970s for the American market. Tasty stuff from years ago.  More info
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Well what have we here? An antique bottle of gin from the 1970s! This is a 70cl bottle of Gordon's Largon's Dry Gin, which, as we all know, is "the heart of best for a good cocktail"!...  More info
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Hey, Bertola Dry Gin from the 1970s! I'm not sure why, but I feel like I've seen a bottle that looks just like this one... Oh, of course, it must have taken some inspiration from this antique Largon's...  More info
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Red Hills Dry Gin, produced by the Italian company, Buton, in the 1960s. An excellent collectible from our extensive antique spirits range.  More info
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On the label of this incredibly old and rare bottle of gin from Florence is a golden lion that has somehow acquired a shield, essentially creating an unstoppable force of nature. Could this be a...  More info
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Don Pedro Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s in Spain. Just one of the cornucopia of collectible bottles in our antique spirits range.

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Ancient Spanish dry gin, produced in the 1970s by the Jose Selga Torras distillery. Seeing as "Castillo" in Spanish means "Castle" in English, it should come as no surprise that there's a rather...  More info
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A bottle of Seager's London Dry Gin, produced in the 1960s, which was around the time that the company who made this gin bought the Laphroaig distillery through Long John Distillery.

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