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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 Spanish gin from the 1950s, this Mascaro Dry was made to a traditional family recipe and comes in a very pretty bottle. No abv is displayed on the bottle.  More info
$289.60
A rare 1960s bottling of London Dry Gin produced for export to the Italian market.  More info
$482.67
A rare 1960s gin, this bottling of Austin’s Silver Cat was produced in Bologna for the Italian market.  More info
$231.68
Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
(75cl, 45%)
Stock Finest Old Dry Gin bottled back in the 1960s in Trieste, Italy.  More info
$241.33
Gordon’s Gin that was distilled and bottled in the US in the early 1980s. This handsome 1.75 litre bottle has a handle on the back.  More info
$289.60
A half gallon of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s! This rare bottling, distilled in the US, has a built-in pourer.  More info
$366.83
A 1970s bottling of Gilbey’s London Dry Gin, produced in Italy. It was bottled at 46.2%.  More info
$193.07
A 75cl bottling of Gilbey's London Dry Gin from the 1960s. This may well be the exact bottling Jimmy would have enjoyed in Quadrophenia, set in 1965.  More info
$193.07
A staggeringly old antique bottle of gin, produced some time between 1949 and 1959 by Gilbey's.  More info
$289.60
A bottling of Finsbury Dry Gin from the early 1980s. Made to a closely-guarded 18th century recipe (still used to this day), this delicious gin is part of a long history and tradition.  More info
$115.84
Gold Label Red Hills gin from Italian producer Buton. Extraordinarily, this bottling dates back to the 1960s!  More info
$193.07
1970s Beefeater. Will surely sell out very promptly.  More info
$193.07
An old bottling of Beefeater London Dry Gin, which has been made to the same recipe since 1820. Dating from the 1970s, the extra time sat in the bottle may have mellowed the gin slightly and led to a...  More info
$222.03
An imported bottle of Gordon's Dry Gin from the 1970s. These old bottles look great on any shelf but also give an insight into spirits of the past.  More info
$231.68
Buton Dry Gin - 1950s
(75cl, 40%)
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
$289.60
White Crown is a tasty dry gin which was made in San Marino. This particular bottle was made in the 1970s and is quite a collectible.  More info
$154.45
Stock Dry Gin - 1950s
(75cl, 45%)
Produced in Trieste, Italy in the 1950s, this is a fine old dry gin which was made by the Stock company. Great in cocktails.  More info
$289.60
Richmond London Dry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
Richmond London Dry Gin is a fairly basic gin that would be suited for use in cocktails rather than enjoying neat.  More info
$19.39
London 40 Gin
(70cl, 40%)
London 40 is made to the same recipe as Pink 47 but with a reduced alcohol content.  More info
$28.80
Pink 47 Gin
(70cl, 47%)
Pink 47 is a fine London Dry gin made from Italian juniper berries. It includes some exotic botanicals too with two different types of angelica and two different corianders. Lavish. There's also...  More info
$36.70
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
$115.84
This gin is from Berry Brothers and Rudd of St James', London.  More info
$34.93
A limited edition release of Berkeley Square Gin, which takes its name from one of foggy London town's most illustrious addresses and features basil, kaffir lime leaves and lavender. However, after...  More info
$54.20
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.

Already sold...  More info
$115.84
Gordon's Gin 1.5l
(150cl, 37.50%)
A gin that needs no introduction. Gordon's is a very popular dry gin first created in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. The recipe is only known by four people, and has been a secret for 200 years.  More info
$53.59
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