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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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Milton London Dry Gin is actually produced in Spain, a rare bottling from the 1970s.  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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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 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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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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"The Heart of a good Cocktail" proclaims this 1960s bottle of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin, and in the forty years since this bottle was produced, we bet that Gordon's has been at the heart of...  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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A beautiful looking gin from Berry Bros. This was made to a special recipe, and the name No.3 refers to the address of BBR - Number 3, St James's Street. This is made with juniper at its heart, with...  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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Squires London Dry Gin
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How do you do, squire? What we've got here is the relaunched Squires London Dry Gin, which dates back to the 1960s. It's got a new bottle and label and everything, but still incorporates the debonair...  More info
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A bottle of Burnett’s White Satin London Dry Gin from sometime during the late 1970s. We've sent an email to Sir Robert himself to try and find out exactly when it's from. He hasn't replied yet.  More info
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Produced in Milan by the Fulie company, this Estimable London Dry Gin is from the 1960s.  More info
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Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
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A 1960s bottling of rare dry gin from Italian producer Stock.  More info
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Rare Red Hills gin dating from 1966. It was produced by the Bologna based Buton company in Italy.  More info
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This bottle was made in the 1960s, back in the days when Beefeater was called 'Burrough's Beefeater'. A very collectible piece for spirits historians, amateur or well-seasoned.  More info
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A tall, slender bottle of Booth's High & Dry London Dry Gin, made in the 1990s. Sadly, this brand is no longer produced, though this does make it a collectible piece for gin fanatics.  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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This is a small, flat bottle of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin produced in the 1960s. A classic piece of British gin history.  More info
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A big Beefeater bottle from way back! This is 100cl of Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s, a jolly-good collectible.  More info
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