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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 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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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 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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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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You know that movie with the dog in it? No, the other one. No, the OTHER other one. That's it, Lassy! This is Lassy's gin from the 1970s. It could be your gin too, but it will always be Lassy's gin...  More info
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A rare dry gin from Isolabella, more famous perhaps for producing sambuca, bottled back in 1972.  More info
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Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
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A 1960s bottling of rare dry gin from Italian producer Stock.  More info
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Booth’s High & Dry was originally marketed as the driest gin in the world but is sadly no longer made. The 1960s bottling is a rare treat.  More info
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A rare Gilbey’s Extra Dry Gin made in Germany during the 1970s with frosted glass bottle.  More info
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A 75cl bottling of Gilbey's London Dry Gin from the 1960s. This may well be the exact bottling Jimmy would have enjoyed in Quadrophenia, set in 1965.  More info
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Gilbey’s Gin from the 1950s(!), this bottling was in fact produced in Hamburg, Germany.  More info
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A 1970s bottling of Extra Dry Gin from Spanish producer Eduardo Delage.  More info
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A rare 1960s bottling of gin from Spain, very collectible.  More info
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Wharf Dry Gin - 1970s
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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
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Ooh - looky - an old-style bottling from Plymouth. Tip Top.  More info
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A rare 1960s bottling of dry gin from Royal Tunbridge Wells' twin town of Wiesbaden in Germany.  More info
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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
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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
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Old Eagle Gin - 1970s
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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