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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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Old Tom Gin
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This is the Navy-Strength edition of the famous Bathtub Gin from Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. As well as boasting a higher ABV than the original Bathtub Gin, this edition also has a bigger...  More info
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Monkey 47 Dry Gin
(50cl, 47%)
An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the...  More info
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Bathtub Gin
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An extraordinary award-winning gin, produced by the enigmatic Professor Cornelius Ampleforth. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality...  More info
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A magnum bottle of dry gin made in Scotland. Made by The Edinburgh Gin Company.  More info
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An incredible vintage dry gin distilled in the Shetland islands in 2008, this was distilled using a variety of delicious local botanicals including wild water mint, sea pink, juniper, meadow sweet...  More info
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A stonkingly good gin made by Adnams, who are already renowned for the cracking range of beer. They make this using 13 different botanicals, and the results are silky smooth, with a characteristic...  More info
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Death's Door Gin 75cl
(75cl, 47%)
Death's Door gin is a fine American gin made with organic red winter wheat from Washington Island, Wisconsin. Bottled at higher strength than your average gin, this made a great martini.  More info
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Coldstream Gin
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Distilled in the traditional manner, flavoured using basket infusion with botanicals including lemon peel, orange, angelica, cassia bak orris root and, of course, juniper.  More info
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Blu Zephyr is made with elderberries and gardenia. The result is a creamy, smooth English gin that was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2008 Chicago Beverage Institute. It is distilled in a copper pot...  More info
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Made using less sugar than other recipes, in true Foxdenton style, this is a drier, more robust fruit gin. They recommend this in a Kir Royale, or better yet, neat!  More info
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Plymouth English Gin 1.5l
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A Welsh liqueur made with sloe gin. The producers, Condessa, actually make their own gin and infuse it with sloe berries.  More info
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A rare bottle of Ginebra Beltran, produced in Menorca during the 1970s. It has been presented in a bottle similar in style to old bottles of fellow Menorca resident, Xoriguer Gin. However, this one...  More info
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A 1980s bottling of Todd's London Dry Gin, produced over 20 years ago and still in very good condition. It even features a portrait of a chap (potentially Todd) with a very imposing moustache. We're...  More info
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Look into the history of Greenall's London Dry Gin with this bottle of their juniper libation, which we believe to have been produce in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The bottle is in good condition...  More info
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