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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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Produced in the 1960s, this is a rare bottle of Fighting Cock London Dry Gin. The brand is more well known for their Fighting Cock Bourbon, affectionately known as "the Kickin' Chicken." This bottle...  More info
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Bottled in the 1970s, this is a rare bottle of London Dry Gin produced the Fleeton company. This will make a superbly decadent Martini!  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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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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A rare Gilbey’s Extra Dry Gin made in Germany during the 1970s with frosted glass bottle.  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 very rare, fabulously crisp, clean-tasting London Dry Gin from Gilbey's, bottled in the 1980s.  More info
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A 1966 bottling of extra dry gin produced in Hamburg by Gilka.  More info
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This 1 litre bottle of Gin Clipper London Dry Gin was produced in the 2000s, using eight different botanicals in its recipe. A handsome collectible.  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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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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Produced in London for the Spanish market, this bottle of Gordon’s dates from around the 1950s.  More info
$347.55
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
$154.47
A rare quart sized bottling of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s. Produced for the American market, it was actually distilled in the city of Linden in the USA.  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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An ancient edition of Gordon's Dry Gin, from the late 1980s. Look at its handsome old-school label. Handsome.  More info
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 from the 2000s/noughties/naughties/that one, produced for the export market.  More info
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It may say "London" in big letters on this bottle of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s, but it was actually made in America! This is a 75cl bottle, or as the bottle says "4/5 Quart".  More info
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Gordon's Orange Gin was first made in 1929 and was produced all the way until 1988, when it was discontinued. While it no longer lives on in the shops, it lives on in our hearts, propelled by antique...  More info
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An antique flavoured gin from Gordon's, those clever gin chaps. Their Orange Gin was produced up until 1988 when they took it off the shelves. This bottle, however, was made way before that, some time...  More info
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A beautiful-looking, very rare 1990s bottling of Gordon's superb Sloe Gin. Yummers.  More info
This is a very rare bottling of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin, which we believe was produced between 1936 and 1952. The bottle deign hasn't changed all that much since then, but it's a total classic...  More info
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This is a rare bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin, bottled in the early 1990s. Gordon's gin was first made in 1769 by Alexander Gordon, and to this day the recipe is known to only four people!  More info
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Gordon's Yellow Label
(70cl, 37.50%)
A lower strength version of Gordon's Yellow Label gin - the original recipe created by Alexander Gordon. A great addition to many a fine cocktail.  More info
$30.49

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