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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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Red Hills Dry London Gin was bottled by Buton in Bolgna, Italy, with this rare and collectible bottling dating from the 1950s!  More info
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A 1960s bottling of London Dry Gin from Italian spirits producers Pallini, based in Rome. This handsome antique spirit would certainly make a splendid gift for any horse racing fan!  More info
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A classic Italian gin, this Vallombrosa Dry has spent over 30 years in the bottle! A rare treat to share with friends. Or not. Up to you. Personally, I'd be selfish, but some people are better than...  More info
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A lion defends this Nicholson London Dry Gin from the label. However, if you've come this far to hunt down a 1970s gin, don't let him scare you away now!  More info
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Bottled for sale in Italy, this London gin from the 1970s must have taken a wrong turn somewhere...

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$198.85
A zesty burst of lemon along with the classic juniper zing make this 1970s bottle from Plymouth unmissable.  More info
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Steinhäger is a type of German gin from the municipality of Steinhagen, from which it takes its name. Steinhäger is also just a fantastic sounding word that's thoroughly enjoyable to say. Steinhäger.  More info
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Good day squire, we may well have a 1960s gin for you here. Perhaps the label has seen better days, but this chap's rather handsome hat has at least survived the trip to Italy and back! Priorities.  More info
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A bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 2000s/noughties/naughties/that one, produced for the export market.  More info
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Oldmoor Noble London Dry Gin, produced for the Italian market. This bottling dates from the 2000s.  More info
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A rare and rather handsome bottling of Cornhill London Dry Gin from the 1960s.  More info
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A collectable bottle H. G. Kinney Finest Dry Gin from the 2000s/noughties/naughties/whatever we're calling it.  More info
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Under the alter-ego of Plym-Gin, this 1960s bottle was produced by those chaps at Plymouth Gin. As good as they are at making great spirits, they really need to get better at thinking up alter-ego...  More info
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This bottle of Oldmoor London Dry Gin is from the 1970s, but we're sure the moor it's named after is much older than that.  More info
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Have you ever wondered how long a lion's tongue is? No? Well have you ever wanted a very nice bottle of vintage gin? Of course you have. Luckily, we can fix both of these for you with this 1970s...  More info
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Made in the 1950s, this Burnett’s White Satin London Dry Gin is around 60 years old! White Satin makes it sound like it should be covering a sofa. However, if you do cover your sofa with this, you're...  More info
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Still available today, a bottle of H. Stone’s London Hill Dry Gin from the 1960s is a rare collectible, and yes, that does appear to be Sellotape around the top.  More info
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English Hill London Dry Gin, featuring a picture of Tower Bridge on the label. This bottling dates from the 1970s.  More info
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Produced in London for the Spanish market, this bottle of Gordon’s dates from around the 1950s.  More info
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Classic Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1960s. Distilled when all of Gordon's Gin was produced at their Goswell Road site, before they moved to Basildon in Essex and, eventually, Fife in Scotland.  More info
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A bottle of Holloway's London Dry Gin from the 1960s, with an illustration of one of the Queen's Guard on the label. Did you know that if you type into Google "who stands", one of the autocomplete...  More info
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A classic bottle of Sulffolk Hunt Sloe Gin made by Hunt & Oliver from the 1950s. In fact, it's so classic that you probably shouldn't drink it and see this as just a collector's item.  More info
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