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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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The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Skopje in...  More info
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Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan...  More info
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The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Meppel in The...  More info
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The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Valbone in...  More info
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Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan...  More info
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Oxley Gin
(100cl, 47%)
Perhaps the most innovative Gin yet? Oxley Gin is distilled under vacuum, meaning that the Distillate boils at -5 degrees Celsius, and re-condenses at -100 Celsius. The result of all this...  More info
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From the days of Elvis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry (the 1950s, if you're not too clued up on your rock & roll history) comes this antique bottle of Spanish gin.

Please note that the label does...  More info
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Pedro Giro Gin was made specially for use in cocktails during the 1950s in Barcelona. It also features a rather dashing chap on a flying horse on the label, so that's pretty cool. Now people can stop...  More info
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Peinado Fine Old Dry Gin 109 is a Spanish gin which was produced in the 1970s, with a label that looks surprisingly similar to the old bottles of Gordon's Yellow Label. This one even features a...  More info
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An American gin named after Matthew Calbraith Perry (and no, that's not the chap who played Chandler Bing in Friends). Perry was a naval figure of note in the 19th century; a Commandant of the...  More info
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Pickering's Gin
(70cl, 42%)
Pickering's Gin is distilled in Edinburgh using a recipe found on a piece of paper which was written in 1947. After finely-tuning the ingredients, featuring botanicals like Juniper, Lemon, Lime...  More info
$47.39
Pinkster Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
Pinkster, 'the Agreeably British Gin', is brought to us by the rather affable Colonel Pinkster! This larger than life fellow is more than happy to take a few moments out of his life of leisure to...  More info
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$49.23
Plymouth English Gin
(70cl, 41.20%)
Plymouth gin can only be made in Plymouth. This is a pot still gin, voted the Best Gin in BBC Good Food Magazine.  More info
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$35.64
A high strength Plymouth gin, this is a rich and flavourful gin, supplied to the Royal Navy for nearly 200 years.  More info
$57.11
Plymouth Sloe Gin
(70cl, 26%)
This is made by steeping sloe berries in Plymouth Gin and then blending it with Dartmouth water. A great, crisp and fruity sloe gin from Plymouth.  More info
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$38.61
This gin was released by the award-wining Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, home of the Ginsitute. This is a place where one can learn an awful lot about gin, so you would expect Portobello Road No...  More info
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$39.08
Although most of the botanicals used to make the Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin come from Misiones, Argentina, the gin itself is made in Mendoza. The botanicals include peppermint, eucalyptus...  More info
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An interesting ancient bottle of Punto Rojo Gin, produced by S. Mesa in the 1960s. It is another brand of gin that seems to have taken style advice from Gordon's Yellow Label, as their labels share a...  More info
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Ransom Old Tom
(75cl, 44%)
Old Tom Gin from the land of Uncle Sam. Produced in Oregon, U.S.A., this Old Tom Gin is made by the artisan distillery Ransom, titled to represent the investment it takes to become self employed...  More info
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A dry gin from Red Hills, a quiet area located close to the Green Hill Zone which is home to a particularly speedy breed of blue hedgehog. We place this bottle as being made between 1949 and 1959.  More info
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Red Hills Dry Gin, produced by the Italian company, Buton, in the 1960s. An excellent collectible from our extensive antique spirits range.  More info
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Gold Label Red Hills gin from Italian producer Buton. Extraordinarily, this bottling dates back to the 1960s!  More info
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This is an antique bottle of Ricardo Sanchez Ruiz Ari Dry Gin, produced in the 1960s in Malaga, Spain. The label design seems to have been made in a style similar to the classic yellow labels on...  More info
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Richmond London Dry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
Richmond London Dry Gin is a fairly basic gin that would be suited for use in cocktails rather than enjoying neat.  More info
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Riska Dry Gin - 1970s
(100cl, 40%)
This is a 1970s bottle of Spanish Gin, produced in Andujar (not the Argentine goalkeeper) for the Riska brand. The label looks somewhat familiar, and has a rather stoic-looking lion at its centre.  More info
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