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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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St. George Spirits is American through and through, even when it comes to their gin. Instead of using a neutral base, they've gone...  More info
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The more festive version of Beefeater, this is made with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine. It's uch more warming, and richer than the standard edition, and is well worth trying.  More info
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This joyous looking bottle of A. B. Grant’s London Dry Gin is from 1949-59, an incredibly rare piece of gin history.  More info
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A collectable bottle of Buton's Dry Gin from the 1960's no less, that's impressive!  More info
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Hill Thomson & Co. might be better known for their Queen Anne Blended Scotch Whisky, but they were also a dab hand at making gin in the 1960s, as evident from this antique bottle of their Old Gentry...  More info
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A lovely gift set of Fifty Pounds Gin with two glasses. We're positive that giving someone a gift set with two glasses means they pretty much have to pour you at least one drink. Win/win!  More info
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This may be a London Dry Gin but it is actually made in Spain in the 1970's and is a collectable item.  More info
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Bottled in the 1960s, this bottle of Curtis London Dry Gin has your name on it. Of course, this only applies to people called Curtis. Otherwise, it's still a very attractive piece of spirit history.  More info
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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
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Bombay Sapphire is one of the most popular London Dry Gins, now available with the addition of Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorns, taking the total of botanicals to a round dozen in this...  More info
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Look at all of those lions protecting this 1970s bottle Booth's Finest Dry Gin! 6 lions on a gin, as Baddiel and Skinner once crooned.  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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As you can clearly see from the label, this is a rare lemon flavoured gin from popular producers Gordon's. It dates from between 1936 and 1952.  More info
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A 1 litre bottle of Tanqueray's Export Strength London Dry Gin, bottled at 47.3% ABV. Big bottle, big ABV, big flavours. Aces.  More info
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Booth proclaimed their High & Dry LondonDry Gin to be "the world's driest gin", which is quite a lofty claim, even back in the 1960s, when this bottle was produced.  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
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A 1970s bottling of juniper flavoured spirit produced in Spain by Eduardo Delage. There is no abv on the bottle!  More info
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