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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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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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Milshire Dry Gin - 1970s
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An antique bottle of Milshire Dry Gin from the 1970s, made by Heublein in Hartford Connecticut. At one point, Heublien owned a whole mess of companies, even potentially owning the rights to Smirnoff...  More info
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A classic brand of gin with a name that might not sound very appealing, but we're sure there were many that quite enjoyed a glass of Lamplighter English Dry Gin and tonic back in the 1960s when it was...  More info
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Spanish gin from the 1950s, presented in a bottle which is vaguely shaped like a bell and features a bell on the label. The name "Campana" also means "bell" is Spanish. How very original.

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"Distilled in accordance with a renowned private formula" states the label of this bottle of Hiram Walker's London Dry Gin. Given that this bottle was produced at some pint between 1949 and 1959, that...  More info
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From the days of Elvis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry (the 1950s, if you're not too clued up on your rock & roll history) comes this antique bottle of Spanish gin.

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Produced in the 1960s, this is a rare bottle of Fighting Cock London Dry Gin. The brand is more well known for their Fighting Cock Bourbon, affectionately known as "the Kickin' Chicken." This bottle...  More info
$242.25
Despite having a picture of Southwark, London on the bottle label, this antique Holloway's Sloe Gin was actually made in America! It was made under the supervision of Holloway's Distillery in London...  More info
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The 2013 Citadelle Réserve is a barrel aged gin like no other, as it goes through a Solera ageing process, more commonly used for sherry, brandy and a couple rums.

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$56.22
An astonishingly large bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s. It holds a whole gallon of the classic junipery drink. To help you pour your gin, this big bottle of Beefeater comes...  More info
$757.02
Japanese Gin
(70cl, 42%)
Japanese Gin! Well, sort of. It's made in Cambridge, so it's technically English. However, it's a Japanese Gin at heart as it's made using traditional Japanese ingredients, including Shiso (a type of...  More info
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Why say it with roses when you can say it with Rose Petal Gin? Sweet, floral gin from the English Vodka Company, featuring a botanical selection of juniper, coriander, bay leaf, macadamia nut, citrus...  More info
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Not as well known as Bombay Sapphire but just as tasty, Bombay Dry Gin is somewhat like the ancestor to the aforementioned blue bottle gin. This antique comes from the 1970s and was made for the...  More info
$201.87
An antique bottling of Bosford Extra Dry Gin, produced in the 1960s by Martini & Rossi in Italy. If we had to name our favourite gin with a squirrel on the label, this would definitely be up there.  More info
$242.25
Sloe Gin - 2013
(50cl, 33.80%)
That's right, Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Sloe Gin is back! When first launched in 2012, the good people of the interweb scrambled over one another to get their hands on this fine libation - in...  More info
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No. 209 Gin
(70cl, 46%)
The best gin we've tasted in a very long time, this quintuple-distilled gin has perhaps the best flavour we've ever encountered for a Gin Martini. The name is derived from the fact that the distillery...  More info
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$55.80
Created at the Bruichladdich distillery, this superb Islay gin was distilled in the 'ugly betty' still described as "an oversized upside-down dustbin made of copper" by Tom Morton. Perhaps the best...  More info
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That's right. We're through the looking-glass people. What happens if you take a 50 litre cask that's previously held Negroni, then use it to age Gin? Curious? Get on it.  More info
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Wellity, wellity, wellity. The big boys are cask-aging gin! Interestingly, Beefeater age their specially distilled small batch spirit in casks previously used for Jean de Lillet.  More info
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A limited edition of 500 handsome bottles, all hand signed by The Butler himself, Ross Butler of Hackney Wick. He uses the unusual method of infusion to add botanicals such as organic lemongrass and...  More info
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$59.69
The eponymous Scottish gin infused with rose and cucumber is presented here with a teacup and saucer for enjoying Hendricks based cocktails in whilst taking high tea with the Mad Hatter.  More info
$55.97
Foxdenton Damson Gin
(70cl, 18.50%)
Produced by the wonderful Foxdenton Estate, this is a smartly packaged bottle of their excellent Damson Gin - a rich, jammy, fruity spirit which works beautifully in a Damson Fizz (a mix of Champagne...  More info
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Death's Door gin is a fine American gin made with organic red winter wheat from Washington Island, Wisconsin. Bottled at higher strength than your average gin, this made a great martini. This bottle...  More info
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A specially vintage dry gin from the Shetlands. This is a high strength Blackwoods gin, flavoured with plants gathered in the Summer of 2007, the flavours used include meadow sweet, wild water mint...  More info
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St. George Spirits' Dry Rye Reposado is like a 3 person tag-team of different drinks!

First, you've got the base of 100% rye grain, just like a rye whiskey, giving it a gloriously malty centre...  More info
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