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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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Bottled in the 1970s, this is a rare bottle of London Dry Gin produced the Fleeton company. This will make a superbly decadent Martini!  More info
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This is a rare and very interesting-looking extra dry gin. Lord Gin was produced in the 1970s in Milan, Italy. Very collectible.  More info
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This is a collectible 1970s bottle of Oldman's Gin, produced in Italy by the Benvenuti company. Very retro!  More info
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This is a rare 1970s bottle of London Dry Gin, produced and bottled in London by Sir Robert Burnett and Co. White Satin is a traditionally styled dry gin. Very collectible.  More info
$161.29
This is a classic, traditionally made London Dry Gin from Sir Robert Burnett & Co. It was exported in Milan, Italy in the 1970s.  More info
$161.29
Red Hills is a very rare dry gin from the 1970s. It was produced by the Buton in Bologna, Italy. Very interesting indeed!  More info
$241.94
This is a rare old dry gin from the 1970s. It was made by the R. Guiducci & Figli company in Tuscany, Italy. Very interesting packaging too!  More info
$201.61
This is a rare 1960s bottle of Coldstream London Dry Gin. It was made in a traditional way with basket-infusion. The gin gets its crisp, aromatic flavour from botanicals including lemon peel, orange...  More info
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Produced in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain in the 1980s, Rives is a very dry gin with a rich, intense flavour.  More info
$120.97
Made in the 1970s, Rives Gin is a very dry gin which was distilled in Santa Maria. It has won numerous awards including a Medalla de Oro from Paris in 1979.  More info
$201.61
Bosford Extra Dry is a very rare and highly collectible 1980s dry gin which was made by the Martini & Rossi company in Italy.  More info
$120.97
With unusual packaging and an illustration of a windmill on the front, this is a rare Spanish gin from Destilerias Xoriguer. It was made in the 1970s.  More info
$161.29
Old Lady's Dry Gin is a rich, flavoursome gin which was made in Bordeaux, France by Marie Brizard and was bottled in the 1970s for the Italian market.  More info
$161.29
Old Lady's Dry Gin is a very rare dry gin which was distilled by the Marie Brizard company in Bordeaux, France. This is a 1970s bottling which was bottled for the Italian market. It even comes with...  More info
$161.29
Estimable London Dry Gin is a very rare Italian dry gin which was made in the 1970s. It was produced in Milan, Italy by the Fulie company.  More info
$161.29
Sherwood Gin is an Italian dry gin made by the Dainesi company. It comes with a Robin Hood-inspired label and was bottled in the 1970s.  More info
$161.29
Stock Dry Gin - 1950s
(75cl, 45%)
Produced in Trieste, Italy in the 1950s, this is a fine old dry gin which was made by the Stock company. Great in cocktails.  More info
$302.42
White Crown is a tasty dry gin which was made in San Marino. This particular bottle was made in the 1970s and is quite a collectible.  More info
$161.29
Old Eagle Gin - 1970s
(75cl, 40%)
Old Eagle is a very rare Italian gin which was made in the 1970s in Milan by the Fulie company. Quite a collectible.  More info
$161.29
Gold Eagle Dry is a very rare Italian dry gin from the Guiducci company. It was made in Ponsacco, Tuscany in the 1970s. Highly collectible.  More info
$201.61
This is a tasty 1960s bottle of Italian dry gin, made by the Ciro Frassineti company - founded in 1921. This gin took home a gold medal in Turin in 1923.  More info
$201.61
A rare 1960s bottling of dry gin from Royal Tunbridge Wells' twin town of Wiesbaden in Germany.  More info
$201.61
Ooh - looky - an old-style bottling from Plymouth. Tip Top.  More info
$32.39
Wharf Dry Gin - 1970s
(100cl, 39%)
A 1 litre bottling of of Dry Gin from Spanish producer Pita Pomero that dates back to the 1970s, before David Villa was even born!  More info
$201.61
A rare 1960s bottling of gin from Spain, very collectible.  More info
$241.94

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