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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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This is a small, flat bottle of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin produced in the 1960s. A classic piece of British gin history.  More info
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Booth proclaimed their High & Dry LondonDry Gin to be "the world's driest gin", which is quite a lofty claim, even back in the 1960s, when this bottle was produced.  More info
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"The Heart of a good Cocktail" proclaims this 1960s bottle of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin, and in the forty years since this bottle was produced, we bet that Gordon's has been at the heart of...  More info
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Indian Summer makes use of one of the world's most costly spices by weight, saffron. The pricey spice is infused into the gin, which has imparted intense, sweet and subtly earthy notes. It was bottled...  More info
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Rare Red Hills gin dating from 1966. It was produced by the Bologna based Buton company in Italy.  More info
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A rare bottle of Crown Jewel London Dry Gin, originally made by Beefeater in 1993, but it was discontinued in 2009 with the introduction of Beefeater 24. It's bottled at 50% ABV and features a...  More info
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A 1970s bottling of juniper flavoured spirit produced in Spain by Eduardo Delage. There is no abv on the bottle!  More info
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Look at all of those lions protecting this 1970s bottle Booth's Finest Dry Gin! 6 lions on a gin, as Baddiel and Skinner once crooned.  More info
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A surprisingly smooth London ‘Cut’ Dry Gin created from the Irish Whey Spirit Knockeen Hills distil for their Poteen. This version uses Elderflower as one of the botanicals.  More info
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A lovely gift set of Fifty Pounds Gin with two glasses. We're positive that giving someone a gift set with two glasses means they pretty much have to pour you at least one drink. Win/win!  More info
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As you can clearly see from the label, this is a rare lemon flavoured gin from popular producers Gordon's. It dates from between 1936 and 1952.  More info
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A delicious and very handsomely packaged sloe gin made by top gin distillers, Sipsmith. Expect a lot of rich, puckering fruit and an intense aroma.  More info
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Award-winning Certified Organic Gin made from 4 botanicals: juniper berries, coriander, savory and angelica root. Well worth a try.  More info
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