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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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With unusual packaging and an illustration of a windmill on the front, this is a rare Spanish gin from Destilerias Xoriguer. It was made in the 1970s.  More info
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This is a one litre bottle of Spanish gin, packaged in a traditional ceramic decanter. It was made in the 1970s by Destilerias Xoriguer.  More info
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Bosford Extra Dry is a very rare and highly collectible 1980s dry gin which was made by the Martini & Rossi company in Italy.  More info
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This is an incredibly rare and highly collectible bottle of Bosford Extra Dry London Gin. It was made in Italy by Martini & Rossi in 1965.  More info
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This is a very rare and decidedly retro dry gin made by Seagers of London in the 1970s. Great for making an antique Dry Gin Martini!  More info
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Made in the 1970s, Rives Gin is a very dry gin which was distilled in Santa Maria. It has won numerous awards including a Medalla de Oro from Paris in 1979.  More info
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Produced in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain in the 1980s, Rives is a very dry gin with a rich, intense flavour.  More info
$115.14
This is a rare 1960s bottle of Coldstream London Dry Gin. It was made in a traditional way with basket-infusion. The gin gets its crisp, aromatic flavour from botanicals including lemon peel, orange...  More info
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This is a 1980s bottling of the Italian gin Lord Extra Dry. It was made in Milan and is quite the collectible.  More info
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This is a rare old dry gin from the 1970s. It was made by the R. Guiducci & Figli company in Tuscany, Italy. Very interesting packaging too!  More info
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Red Hills is a very rare dry gin from the 1970s. It was produced by the Buton in Bologna, Italy. Very interesting indeed!  More info
$230.27
This is a classic, traditionally made London Dry Gin from Sir Robert Burnett & Co. It was exported in Milan, Italy in the 1970s.  More info
$153.51
This is a rare 1970s bottle of London Dry Gin, produced and bottled in London by Sir Robert Burnett and Co. White Satin is a traditionally styled dry gin. Very collectible.  More info
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This is a collectible 1970s bottle of Oldman's Gin, produced in Italy by the Benvenuti company. Very retro!  More info
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This is a rare and very interesting-looking extra dry gin. Lord Gin was produced in the 1970s in Milan, Italy. Very collectible.  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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This is a very interesting - and wonderfully packaged! - lemon-flavoured gin, produced in Rotterdam in The Netherlands by Blankenheym. It was produced in the 1960s and is very collectible.  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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Burdon's is a very interesting dry gin produced in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. This is an old 1970s bottling.  More info
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Distilled in 2005, this is an incredible vintage dry gin made by Blackwoods in the Shetland Islands. They flavour this with a variety of local botanicals including wild water mint, juniper, sea pink...  More info
$33.47
This is a Spanish orange flavoured gin form the 1960s. Perfect for adding a vintage orange twist to a martini!  More info
$287.84
This gin has impressively survived being drunk since the 1950s. The gin inside this aged bottle is flavoured with bitter oranges.  More info
$287.84
This is a London Dry Gin distilled during the 1970s and is bottled under the Harding brand name.  More info
$191.89
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
$153.51
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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