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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 spirit 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.

Increasingly, cask-aged gins are also available. One example is Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged, Navy-Strength, which we think is the best gin for a Last Word (a cocktail made with equal parts Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur and fresh lime juice).

Did you know?... The G&T became a popular means of taking quinine (present in cinchona bark used to make tonic) to prevent malaria.

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 42.60%
Drinks by the Dram

Estimated despatch October 10th It's that time of year once again, when Drinks by the Dram team up with Gin Foundry and finish sprinkling their festive magic upon one of the greatest things known to…  More info

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)
$135.04

Bathtub Gin

70cl, 43.30%
Ableforth's

An extraordinary award-winning gin from Ableforth's. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with…  More info

Bathtub Gin
61
$36.69

Monkey 47 Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Monkey 47

An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the…  More info

Monkey 47 Dry Gin
78
$39.40

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Conker Spirit

Conker Spirit was founded by Rupert Holloway in the wonderful county of Dorset, home to many local beers but very little in the way of spirits. In walks Dorset Dry Gin from Dorset's first gin…  More info

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
36
$38.86

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom

50cl, 42.40%
Ableforth's

Ableforth's has been at it again, this time recreating a traditional style of gin that was very popular in 18th and 19th century England. Old Tom is a slightly sweetened gin, created following a…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom
8
$30.21

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin

70cl, 42%
Wicked Wolf

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin is made in North Devon using a selection of 11 botanicals - these include juniper, angelica, cardamom, coriander, cubeb, grains of paradise, hibiscus, Kaffir lime leaves,…  More info

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin
22
$36.69

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
The Botanist

The Botanist is back with a brand new beat bottle! Made by the geniuses at the Bruichladdich distillery, the Islay gin is jam packed with a tasty selection of botanicals big enough to make any…  More info

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
50
$32.37

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2016 Edition)

18cl, 44.10%
Drinks by the Dram

Estimated despatch 31st October Love gin? Prefer to find drams of superb gin rather than a tiny ruler or plastic moustache in your Christmas crackers? You'll be wanting this set of Drinks by the…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2016 Edition)
$43.18

Sharish Blue Magic Gin

50cl, 40%
Sharish Gin

A bright blue Portuguese gin from the Sharish range - the magnificent colour comes extracts of a flower known as blue pea, and when you mix the gin with tonic, it turns pink! Botanicals also include…  More info

Sharish Blue Magic Gin
$40.18

Bathtub Gin - Navy-Strength

70cl, 57%
Ableforth's

This is the Navy-Strength edition of the famous Bathtub Gin from Ableforth's. As well as boasting a higher ABV than the original Bathtub Gin, this edition also has a bigger botanical punch thanks to…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Navy-Strength
10
$47.51

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin

50cl, 33.80%
Ableforth's

Almost half a pound of the finest Sloes are used to produce every bottle of this cold-compounded Sloe Gin, along with a merry band of botanicals, including Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, Coriander,…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin
9
$30.21

The Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 44.40%
Drinks by the Dram

Estimated despatch October 10th Forget counting down to Christmas with a flimsy advent calendar with little squares of unsatisfying chocolate. Count down to Christmas with a selection of 24…  More info

The Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
$135.04

1897 Quinine Gin

70cl, 45.80%
1897 Quinine Gin

1897 Quinine Gin is an exciting, innovative London Dry Gin which has been made using cinchona bark - the natural and traditional source of quinine - as well as cold distilled fresh lemon and…  More info

1897 Quinine Gin
5
$43.18

Spitfire Heritage Gin

70cl, 40%
Spitfire Heritage

"A 1930s retro gin" made in celebration of a decade that also saw the birth of possibly the most iconic aeroplane of all. Botanicals include juniper, sweet and bitter orange peels, almond, borage,…  More info

Spitfire Heritage Gin
$47.17

Silent Pool Gin

70cl, 43%
Silent Pool

Silent Pool Gin is produced on the Albury Estate in the Surrey Hills, right next to the Silent Pool, a beautiful, mysterious spring-fed lake - what a place to create a gin! The gin itself features 24…  More info

Silent Pool Gin
15
$37.78

Rock Rose Gin

70cl, 41.50%
Dunnet Bay

Rock Rose Gin is made at the Dunnet Bay Distillery all the way up in Caithness, Scotland. This very northerly gin features an alluring botanical selection including locally harvested Rhodiola Rosea,…  More info

Rock Rose Gin
19
$36.69

Brockmans Intensely Smooth Gin

70cl, 40%
Brockmans

Delicious gin from Brockmans. This is made with Bulgarian coriander, blueberries and blackberries as well as bittersweet Valencia orange peels. The result is well balanced and full of flavour.  More info

Brockmans Intensely Smooth Gin
36
$31.70

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin

70cl, 40.50%
Locksley Distilling Co Ltd.

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin comes to us all the way from Sheffield, boasting a radiant flavour profile thanks to the botanical selection, which includes elderflower, dandelion and pink grapefruit. The…  More info

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin
5
$36.20

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

Crossbill Highland Dry Gin features a very simple botanical selection - 100% Scottish juniper berries and rosehip. That's it. In a time where some gins are made with a plethora of botanicals, it's…  More info

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin
2
$41.02

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged, Navy-Strength

50cl, 57%
Ableforth's

A 'does-what-it-says-on-the-tin' release from Ableforth's. Epic concentration, huge nose, massive punch. The best gin EVER for a Last Word? We think so. It's made with the excellent Bathtub Gin…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged, Navy-Strength
3
$41.02

Warner Edwards Victoria's Rhubarb Gin

70cl, 40%
Warner Edwards

The Warner Edwards distillers in Northamptonshire have brought us another flavour of excellent gin - they've been rather prolific since they started in 2012, haven't they? This time, they've gone all…  More info

Warner Edwards Victoria's Rhubarb Gin
4
$35.61

Hendrick's Gin

70cl, 41.40%
Hendrick's

Quirky producer Hendricks make their pot-still distilled gin using cucumber as one of the primary botanicals. This makes for a unique, tasty and incredibly refreshing Gin.  More info

Hendrick's Gin
23
$32.24

Whittaker's Gin

70cl, 42%
Whittaker's Gin

Whittaker's Gin is produced by Harrogate Distillery Ltd., a family business run from their North Yorkshire home at Harewell House Farm. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica root,…  More info

Whittaker's Gin
1
$34.59

Gin Mare

70cl, 42.70%
Gin Mare

A fabulous Spanish Gin inspired by Mediterranean flavours, Gin Mare is made with botanicals including arbequina olive, rosemary, thyme, basil and mandarin! The result is a fabulous spirit which has…  More info

Gin Mare
21
$37.97

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 46%
Origin

Estimated despatch October 10th Each gin in the Origin range is made with juniper taken from only one location, allowing gin enthusiasts to explore the effects of terroir on a gin. This Drinks by…  More info

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
$108.02

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