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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.

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin Jeroboam (3L)

300cl, 44%
Ferdinand

A Jeroboam of gin? They're just showing off now! That's three litres of Ferdinand's fantastic Saar Dry Gin made with botanicals including thyme, sloe and rose hip, as well as fruity, semi-sweet…  More info

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin Jeroboam (3L)
$316.39

Rutte Celery Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Rutte & Son

Best in Show at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Tasting Competition 2015! Perfect for a Red Snapper (like a Bloody Mary, but with gin rather than vodka for a far superior drink).  More info

Rutte Celery Dry Gin
$43.81

Koskue Aged Gin

50cl, 42.60%
Kyrö Distillery Company

Following on from the success of Kyrö's rye gin Napue (winner of the inaugural IWSC Gin & Tonic Trophy), this is an aged gin from the Finnish distillery. Botanicals include birch, meadowsweet,…  More info

Koskue Aged Gin
2
$51.85

Blue Bottle Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Three Fingers

Blue Bottle Gin comes to us from the Three Fingers Distillery on the Island of Guernsey and features a selection of botanicals which include juniper, cubeb pepper, nutmeg and local gorse flowers. The…  More info

Blue Bottle Dry Gin
2
$59.80

The Exiles Irish Gin

70cl, 41.30%
The Exiles

A premium Irish gin that claims to be the only gin in the world made using shamrock as a botanical! It also quotes Yeats on the bottle ("I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because…  More info

The Exiles Irish Gin
$33.65

Sacred Licorice Gin

75cl, 43.80%
Sacred Spirits Company

With a focus on the vibrant, subtly sweet flavours of liquorice, this Sacred Licorice Gin makes for an interesting cocktail ingredient, particularly if you're building the drink around the gin's very…  More info

Sacred Licorice Gin
$39.98

Gordon's Yellow Label 1l 47.3%

100cl, 47.30%
Gordon's

Bottled at a higher abv than your usual Gordon's Gin, Yellow Label is usually found on mainland Europe, although it does have fans here in Great Britain. Made with the same recipe as the genius…  More info

Gordon's Yellow Label 1l 47.3%
2
$45.45

Boxer Gin

70cl, 40%
Green Box Drinks

The Boxer is a crisp London Dry Gin with a wonderfully complex, vibrant flavour. It is based on fresh juniper and a trio of a superb botanicals: orange, lemon and bergamot. The result is truly superb.  More info

Boxer Gin
2
$34.57

Stirling Gin

70cl, 43%
Stirling

A gin made with a traditional ingredients as well as foraged botanicals such as nettles. Garnish you G&T with a couple of torn or spanked basil leaves. The label depicts the National Wallace Monument…  More info

Stirling Gin
$39.45

Edgerton Blue Spice Gin

70cl, 43%
Edgerton

What do you create if you already have a successful Pink Gin? Why a Blue Gin of course! A more earthy offering with coriander notes, Edgerton Blue Spice Gin is said to be more masculine in character.  More info

Edgerton Blue Spice Gin
$30.34

Dictador Premium Colombian Aged Gin - Treasure

70cl, 43%
Dictador

From the clever minds and talented hands that brought us Dictador Rum comes an aged Colombian in. Using a botanical selection based on the limon mandarino, a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a…  More info

Dictador Premium Colombian Aged Gin - Treasure
3
$54.77

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin

70cl, 38.60%
Halewood International

From the J.J. Whitley range, launched in mid-2016, comes an elderflower-focussed gin - should be perfect for summer evenings! This revolves around the classic fragrance of the elderflower, along with…  More info

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin
$29.80

Nº Zero London Dry Gin

70cl, 40.80%
Number Zero

Nº Zero is a London Dry Gin packed with floral sweetness from the first wafts on the nose to the final enjoyably bitter notes. Their botanical selection includes juniper, cinnamon, iris, angelica,…  More info

Nº Zero London Dry Gin
$32.52

The Tottering Sharpener Gin

70cl, 45%
Foxdenton Estate

A fabulous London Dry Gin from Foxdenton. The distillers have for many years been suppliers to Tottering Hall, where Lady Tottering has a famous penchant for gin. This is the special recipe made for…  More info

The Tottering Sharpener Gin
$40.55

Glendalough Spring Botanical Gin

70cl, 41%
Glendalough

It's the Spring edition of Glendalough's seasonally focussed gin! With a difference expression for each of the four seasons, using different foraged botanicals to evoke the personality of said…  More info

Glendalough Spring Botanical Gin
$47.16

Sloane's Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Sloane's

A lovely little dry gin made by Sloane's in the Netherlands. It is named after the 18th century botanist Sir Hans Sloane, who is said to have discovered many of the plants used to flavour gins today.…  More info

Sloane's Dry Gin
3
$34.68

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l

100cl, 37.50%
Finsbury

An old London dry brand dating back to 1740 that may take it's name from the fact that the Borough of Finsbury is the location of the Clerkenwell springs at the heart of London's traditional gin…  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l
$26.20

Dry Fly Gin

70cl, 40%
Dry Fly Distilling

Dry Fly Gin is made in Spokane, Washington, using a selection of intriguing local botanicals, including apples(!), mint and hops, as well as the more traditional coriander, lavender and juniper. Very…  More info

Dry Fly Gin
$45.02

Buss No.509 Persian Peach Gin

70cl, 40%
Buss Spirits

The fourth release from the Buss No.509 is a Persian Peach flavoured gin, made with a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander, liquorice, angelica, vanilla, cardamom, iris, orange, lemon…  More info

Buss No.509 Persian Peach Gin
$55.08

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)

35cl, 42%
Southwestern Distillery

A half-bottle of Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin, made with botanicals from all over the world! The distiller uses Orris root from Morocco, green cardamom seeds from Guatemala, cinnamon from…  More info

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)
$22.99

Mature Your Own Gin Kit

100cl, 50%
Mature Your Own

If you've seen all the excitement and hubbub around cask-aged gin and wanted to get in on the action yourself, then this right here is a six-sided, cardboard-encased dream come true - the Mature Your…  More info

Mature Your Own Gin Kit
$113.26

Mascaró Gin 9

70cl, 40%
Mascaro

An elegant, refined Spanish gin from Mascaró, who started producing their drinks back in the 1940s. Gin 9 focuses around the bright, spicy, subtly pine-y notes of juniper, with hints of citrus and…  More info

Mascaró Gin 9
$34.84

Gilt Single Malt Scottish Gin

70cl, 40%
Gilt Gin Company

Gilt Gin is made by the same Scottish company which makes the famous Valt Vodka. It's based on single malt spirit, which is distilled five times from nothing but malted barley.  More info

Gilt Single Malt Scottish Gin
4
$35.58

Citadelle Reserve Gin

70cl, 44%
Citadelle

Taking Citadelle gin, the distillers took this unusual spirit to Cognac Ferrand's Cellar Master, who aged the gin in small quantities in Château de Bonbonnet's cellars in a Solera system, a…  More info

Citadelle Reserve Gin
$44.48

Aviation Gin

70cl, 42%
Aviation Gin

A batch distilled Gin from America, Aviation Gin offers a Dutch style and it was distilled from rye and flavoured with Juniper, Lavender, Anise, Sarsaparilla, Orange peel and Cardamom.  More info

Aviation Gin
2
$40.01

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