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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 rare 1970s bottling of Extra Dry Gin from Spanish producer Lopez Hermanos.  More info
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Gold Label Red Hills gin from Italian producer Buton. Extraordinarily, this bottling dates back to the 1960s!  More info
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1970s Beefeater. Will surely sell out very promptly.  More info
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This is a very rare bottle of Dry Gin which was produced in Bologna, Italy by the Buton company. It was made in the 1950s and has a delicate aroma. Great in cocktails.  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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A rare '70s bottling of "Bosford Gin". This comes in an old-fashioned flask-style bottle.  More info
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Richmond London Dry Gin
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A magnum bottle of London Hill. A good quality London Dry Gin which won a Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 3 times!  More info
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Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin is made using natural Elderflower, among other botanicals. For 24 hours, these botanicals are steeped in their Irish Whey Spirit (which they also make their Poteen with)...  More info
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A 75cl bottling of Beefeater London Dry Gin dating from the 1980s produced by James Burrough and named after the famous Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London.  More info
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This bottle of Gordon's Gin from the early 1980s is in good condition considering its age. The label features juniper plants and reads "The Heart of a Good Cocktail". All good things.

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Shortcross Gin
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Shortcross Gin is made by Northern Irish craft gin distillery, Rademon Estate. This small batch gin is made using their custom made still, which features a 450 litre copper pot still and two...  More info
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Broker's Gin (47%)
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The higher strength edition of Broker's Gin weighs in at 47% ABV, and with it comes a creamy mouth feel and a boost in botanical character. It still maintains the powerful dryness, slightly herbal...  More info
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A 2 litre bottling of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s!!! Originally produced for export to Spain, it comes with a 'handy' handle on the back for easy wielding.  More info
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Gordon's Elderflower Gin
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A special edition, higher strength bottling of the very popular (and very tasty) Geranium London Dry Gin. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the brand, they've created a gin bottled at 55% ABV...  More info
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A magnum bottle of Beefeater. This is a classic London Dry Gin created by James Burroughs in 1820. It is still made to the same recipe. Very flavoursome and spicy.  More info
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