10 of the best gins with wonderfully unusual botanicals

Unusual Botanicals

Tired of typical tipples? This summer, make sure your new drink is a gin that stands out! We’re shining a light on ten of the most weird and wonderful gins that have the most intriguing ingredients…

The gin bubble simply refuses to burst. As more and more expressions hit shelves, back bars and home drinks cabinets, gin brands are all over the world need a way to stand out. What’s an enterprising, discerning distiller or rectifier to do? Look to the botanicals, of course!

By packing a peculiar botanical, the following gins have carved a singular path. Whether these additions are a reflection of the producer’s local area, or the result of radical experimentation, each and every one has found that distinctive can be delicious.

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London distillers lead the UK’s gin obsession!

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Though longstanding, the relationship between London and gin has not always been the healthiest. While city dwellers have not quite harked back to 18th-century-Gin-Craze level fixation (a relief for everyone, frankly), their reinvigorated thirst for junipery goodness is almost as unquenchable.

Encouraged by this so-called gin renaissance, distillers have been setting up shop in their droves on both sides of the Thames. The big smoke is now home to 24 gin distilleries*, equivalent to one fifth of the total number in England, which is more than existed in the entire country back in the comparatively gin-dry year of 2010.

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