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Gin

Popular Gin Types: Sloe Gin | Old Tom Gin | Cask-Aged Gin | Flavoured 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 Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 44.4%
Drinks by the Dram

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 different 3cl drams of everyone's…  More info

The Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
4
$128.83

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2016 Edition)

18cl, 44.1%
Drinks by the Dram

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 Dram Christmas Crackers filled with…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2016 Edition)
3
$41.19

Bathtub Gin

70cl, 43.3%
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
44
$35.00

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 42.6%
Drinks by the Dram

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 man... The Ginvent Calendar!…  More info

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)
3
$128.83

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
62
$40.16

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin

50cl, 33.8%
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
$28.82

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
40
$37.07

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
2
$38.33

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
41
$30.88

Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin

70cl, 42%
Ballyvolane House Spirits Company

A gin from Ballyvolane House named after Bertha, a Droimeann cow from Kerry said to have been the oldest in the world when she died aged 48 in 1993. The gin uses whey alcohol from Irish dairies as…  More info

Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin
1
$36.96

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
12
$36.04

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
28
$35.00

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 46%
Origin

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 the Dram Advent Calendar contains…  More info

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
2
$103.05

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
5
$45.32

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom

50cl, 42.4%
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
4
$28.82

Audemus Pink Pepper Gin

70cl, 44%
Audemus

A Pink Pepper Gin from French producers Audemus, situated in the heart of Cognac. Made with hand-picked pink peppercorns and a handful of other tasty botanicals (including honey, vanilla and cardamom…  More info

Audemus Pink Pepper Gin
4
$47.34

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin

70cl, 40%
Slingsby

A limited edition rhubarb flavoured gin from Yorkshire made with locally sourced botanicals and Harrogate aquifer water. Great with tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit.  More info

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
$41.19

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
30
$30.24

Napue Gin

50cl, 46.3%
Kyrö Distillery Company

The "Adventurous Rye Rye Gentlemen" at the Kyrö Distillery in Isokyrö, Finland produce the small batch Napue Gin using rye grain and the finest botanicals which give off a nose rich in meadow sweet,…  More info

Napue Gin
34
$36.04

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
$33.98

St. George Terroir Gin

70cl, 45%
St. George Spirits

Many of us here at MoM Towers have wanted to visit California, but for one reason or another, we've not hopped on a plane just yet (I think it's mostly for fear of grizzly bears and not being able to…  More info

St. George Terroir Gin
9
$45.32

Dingle Original Gin

70cl, 42.5%
The Dingle Distillery

An Irish gin from the Dingle Distillery, made using a secret recipe of botanicals which includes rowan berries, bog myrtle, heather and hawthorn, among others.  More info

Dingle Original Gin
3
$31.45

Rock Rose Gin

70cl, 41.5%
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
18
$35.00

True North Sheffield Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
True North

From the True North Brew Co. comes... A gin! Yes, this Sheffield-based brewery has put their skills into making their very own Sheffield Dry Gin, featuring a botanical selection that includes…  More info

True North Sheffield Dry Gin
3
$36.04

Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin

70cl, 42%
Dà Mhìle

From the Welsh Dà Mhìle Distillery comes Seaweed Gin, which is made with a variation on their small batch gin, and then infused with seaweed from the Newquay coast for three weeks to impart a coastal…  More info

Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin
4
$30.88

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