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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 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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A rare German produced dry gin from the 1960s, it was made in Hamburg and bottled at 40% abv.

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A lovely gin from Zephyr, this premium spirit makes a fantastic Dry Martini and it's made with elderflower and elderberry. Very tangy and fragrant!  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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A collectable bottle of Buton's Dry Gin from the 1960's no less, that's impressive!  More info
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Tanqueray Export Strength
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A beautiful looking gin from Berry Bros. This was made to a special recipe, and the name No.3 refers to the address of BBR - Number 3, St James's Street. This is made with juniper at its heart, with...  More info
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Little Bird is made using 10 carefully selected botanicals, resulting in a well rounded, citrus-forward London Dry Gin that goes just splendidly in a classic G&T and other bright, gin-based cocktails...  More info
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The more festive version of Beefeater, this is made with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine. It's uch more warming, and richer than the standard edition, and is well worth trying.  More info
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Cask-Aged Gin - Batch 4
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Aviation Gin
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Monkey 47 gin is a superb gin made with 47 hand-graded botanicals (including fresh cranberries!) and soft spring water from the Black Forest. The Distiller's Cut is a refined, complex gin.  More info
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