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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 sweet and delicious gin made with sloe berries that are steeped in high-proof Plymouth Gin and soft water from Dartmoor. This has a superb flavour, and was bottled in the 1990s in a half-litre...  More info
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This a dry gin from the 1960s, pretty cool, and it's got Lassy the dog from that movie on it as well.  More info
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A very rare, fabulously crisp, clean-tasting London Dry Gin from Gilbey's, bottled in the 1980s.  More info
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Produced in the workshop previously used by the late, great Michael Jackson (whisky writer, not Moonwalker), this super-small-batch artisinal Gin is flavoured with restraint, making it easier for the...  More info
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A delicious and very handsomely packaged sloe gin made by top gin distillers, Sipsmith. Expect a lot of rich, puckering fruit and an intense aroma.  More info
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Larios Gin (Antique)
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Larios is a dry gin distilled five times with twelve botanicals. This is an antique bottling.  More info
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Aurum is better known for making a sweet Italian liqueur, however this is a dry gin they made back in the 1950's and is suitably rare.  More info
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Guido Isolabella created his first sambuca in 1871, this however is a dry gin from the same company made in the 1960s.  More info
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Covasna Gin - 1960s
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Covasna is a region of Romania and this is gin was made in the 1960's. This is an antique but also remains drinkable if you wanted to take your taste-buds back in time.  More info
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Cask-Aged Gin - Batch 3
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When Professor Cornelius Ampleforth acquired some octave casks (only 50 litres capacity as opposed to the more usual 250 litre hogshead) what did he decide to do with them? Make cask-aged gin of...  More info
Pitman Dry Gin - 1970s
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Pitman is a dry gin bottled in Spain or for the Spanish market during the 1970s. This gin is no longer available and is now an antique.  More info
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This bottle of the ever popular Gordon's London Dry Gin was bottled back in the 1990s and is great with tonic and a conversation about the 1990s music scene...  More info
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A bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin bottled in the 1970s for the Spanish market. To cap it off the label on this bottle even depicts the juniper that is used to make this classic gin!  More info
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This is a London Dry Gin distilled during the 1970s and is bottled under the Harding brand name.  More info
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This gin has impressively survived being drunk since the 1950s. The gin inside this aged bottle is flavoured with bitter oranges.  More info
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This is a Spanish orange flavoured gin form the 1960s. Perfect for adding a vintage orange twist to a martini!  More info
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The guys at the Sacred Spirits Company have created this festive themed (and slightly insane)gin. They've taken high quality English grain spirit and infused an 8kg Christmas pudding in it for two...  More info
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Distilled in 2005, this is an incredible vintage dry gin made by Blackwoods in the Shetland Islands. They flavour this with a variety of local botanicals including wild water mint, juniper, sea pink...  More info
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Burdon's is a very interesting dry gin produced in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. This is an old 1970s bottling.  More info
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"May I have some Fockink gin?""Now, now, there's no need for that kind of language..."...and that's just a hint at the many hours of hilarity that a bottle of Fockink dry gin can bring...  More info
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This is a very interesting - and wonderfully packaged! - lemon-flavoured gin, produced in Rotterdam in The Netherlands by Blankenheym. It was produced in the 1960s and is very collectible.  More info
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