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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 big Beefeater from the 1990s. This collectible 100cl bottle of the classic London Dry Gin is in great condition and would make many fine Gin Martinis.  More info
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Red Hills Dry London Gin, a juniper-based beverage which shares its name with Buton's blended Scotch whisky. This relic amazingly comes from some point between 1949 and 1959.  More info
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Ideal Dry Gin - 1970s
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Spanish dry gin, produced by Gabriel Lopez-Cepero in the 1970s. The label looks to have been made to look familiar to those who have tried Gordon's Yellow Label Gin. The label also informs us that...  More info
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Spanish gin from the '70s, distilled by Bernado Vila y Cia. Rare, collectible and rather large indeed, sitting at 100cl.  More info
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Kintong's Dry Gin, produced over 40 years ago by Spanish distiller Lopez Hermanos. A rare antique from the 1960s.

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A very interesting antique bottle of Bosford Gin, produced in the 1960s. This particular bottle of classic Martini & Rossi gin was actually made in Spain rather than Italy and features a different...  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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This is a hard-to-find bottle of Dry Gin, produced by Marqués del Real Tesoro in the 1960s. Marqués del Real Tesoro, whom are based in Spain, are actually better known for producing Sherry rather than...  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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A rare, 1960s bottle of JMV Special Dry Gin White Label, produced by Masso in Spain. The label has been scuffed just a little bit, but it is otherwise in splendid condition. A collectible...  More info
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Trucha Dry Gin - 1970s
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This is a bottle of Trucha Dry Gin, produced by J. Selga Torras in the 1970s. Trucha, if you were wondering, is the Spanish word for trout, which explains why there's a picture of a fish on the label...  More info
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Riska Dry Gin - 1970s
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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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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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Juan Vicente Vergara produced this collectible bottle of JV Dry Gin over 30 years ago. A curious relic from the 1970s, as it bares a striking resemblance to the old-fashioned bottles of the famous...  More info
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Produced by Daniel Moreno in Brazil, this is a rare bottle of Damopa Dry Gin which was made in the 1950s. Thanks, Daniel!

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Sacred Cardamom Gin
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To create their Cardamom Gin, the distillers at Sacred in Highgate steep green Guatemalan Cardamom pods in English grain spirit, which is then re-distilled. As you can imagine, the intense, spicy...  More info
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This is an antique bottle of Isolabella Dry Gin from the 1960s, who are known more for the Sambuca. The label features what is perhaps the most muscular looking horse we've ever seen. Truly...  More info
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Calvert is an American Dry Gin that shares its name with an American whiskey produced by the same company. This bottle was produced in the 1970s, and the label even shows you three potential serves...  More info
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A 1960s bottling of Gold Hat Dry Gin, which does in fact have a gold hat (of course, I'm using the word "hat" in the metaphorical sense, referring to the gold-coloured bottle lid atop this antique...  More info
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An antique bottling of Bosford Extra Dry Gin, produced in the 1960s by Martini & Rossi in Italy. If we had to name our favourite gin with a squirrel on the label, this would definitely be up there.  More info
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An astonishingly large bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s. It holds a whole gallon of the classic junipery drink. To help you pour your gin, this big bottle of Beefeater comes...  More info
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Despite having a picture of Southwark, London on the bottle label, this antique Holloway's Sloe Gin was actually made in America! It was made under the supervision of Holloway's Distillery in London...  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.

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A bottle of Seager's London Dry Gin, produced in the 1960s, which was around the time that the company who made this gin bought the Laphroaig distillery through Long John Distillery.

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