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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.

McQueen Signature Dry Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

An addition to the McQueen introduced in later 2016 - their Signature Dry Gin. While their other expressions focus on particularly interesting flavours (including Smokey Chilli Gin and Chocolate Mint…  More info

McQueen Signature Dry Gin
$32.19

Skin Gin (Blue)

50cl, 42%
Skin Gin

This bottling of Skin Gin from German features a rather handsome blue flask-like bottle with an anchor on it!  More info

Skin Gin (Blue)
$44.01

Sacred Juniper Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

Like your gin to have a big ol' core of juniper freshness? Sacred Juniper Gin will be right up your street, then. Perfect for gin-based cocktails where juniper is the star of the show...  More info

Sacred Juniper Gin
$35.26

Maidstone Gin

70cl, 42%
Maiden

From the heart of the historic town of Maidstone in Kent comes Maidstone Gin, produced by the Maiden Distillery. They use a selection of botanicals which include Juniper, angelica root, cardamom,…  More info

Maidstone Gin
1
$43.55

Ish London Dry Gin

70cl, 41%
The Poshmakers

A beautiful quintuple-distilled made in the centre of London. This is made with 12 botanicals as well as good quality grain spirit. Ish London Dry Gin is great in a Martini!  More info

Ish London Dry Gin
1
$32.87

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin

70cl, 43%
Ron de Jeremy

A gin joins the Ron de Jeremy range! Hedgehog Gin (the Hedgehog is Ron's nickname, by the way) is made with botanicals including damiana, ginseng and guarana (which are of course described as "mojo…  More info

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin
$36.48

McQueen Mocha Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

From the McQueen's range of rather interesting gins comes their Mocha Gin, featuring Bulgarian juniper as well as coffee, chocolate, grapefruit and vanilla as botanicals. We reckon this'll make a…  More info

McQueen Mocha Gin
$32.19

Spirit of Hven Organic Gin

50cl, 40%
Spirit of Hven

A top quality, handcrafted gin from the Swedish island of Hven, situated in the Öresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden. It is an organic wheat gin that is both pot distilled and oak matured with…  More info

Spirit of Hven Organic Gin
6
$35.73

Hayman's English Cordial Gin

50cl, 42%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's English Cordial Gin is a limited release from the well know range, made in homage to a style of gin enjoyed in the 1800s with a little help from drinks historian David T. Smith. With good…  More info

Hayman's English Cordial Gin
$33.03

Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom Gin

70cl, 46%
Citadelle

A very interesting release from the Citadelle Gin range, made by adding some caramelised Caribbean brown sugar to their cask aged Citadelle Réserve, and then age it a little longer. We're looking…  More info

Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom Gin
$50.24

Elephant Sloe Gin

50cl, 35%
Elephant Gin

The Elephant Gin herd has a new member - Elephant Sloe Gin! A variant on the gin's recipe, with sloe berries macerated in the mix to give it the classic dark hue and rich, juicy flavour profile, this…  More info

Elephant Sloe Gin
1
$34.33

Loopuyt Dry Gin

70cl, 45.1%
Loopuyt

Loopuyt Dry Gin is produced in the Netherlands using a combination of 12 botanicals, with their quantities carefully considered to ensure a well-balanced flavour profile. The botanicals include…  More info

Loopuyt Dry Gin
$36.39

Adnams Rising Sun

70cl, 42%
Adnams

A rye-based gin from Adnams, released in the latter half of 2016. This is made using rye grown by Jonathan Adnams at his farm is Reydon, along with Japanese macha tea, lemongrass and a blend of…  More info

Adnams Rising Sun
$31.10

Warner Edwards Melissa Gin

70cl, 43%
Warner Edwards

The first release from the Warner Edwards Botanical Garden range is their Melissa Gin! The name comes from the scientific name for lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis), which is at the core of this…  More info

Warner Edwards Melissa Gin
$39.05

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A special edition of Shetland Reel Gin, made on the Sheltand island of Unst, which is made with seaweed! Harvested locally, they wash it and dry it before distilling it alongide some of their regular…  More info

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent
1
$39.05

Fifty Pounds Gin Glass Gift Set

70cl, 43.5%
Thames Distillers

A lovely gift set of Fifty Pounds Gin with two glasses. We're positive that giving someone a gift set with two glasses means they pretty much have to pour you at least one drink. Win/win!  More info

Fifty Pounds Gin Glass Gift Set
$45.50

Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Tom's Gin

70cl, 40%
Zuidam

A sweet, flavourful Old Tom Gin from Zuidam's Dutch Courage series, made with juniper, sweet orange, fresh whole lemons, coriander, angelica, liquorice, whole vanilla beans, elderflower and iris…  More info

Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Tom's Gin
$40.14

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack

15cl, 47%
Pickering's

Get a taste of what's going on at the Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh with this triple pack of Pickering's Gin 5cl miniatures! This triple pack includes... - 1x Pickering's Gin (5cl, 42%…  More info

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack
$15.20

Spring Gin Black Pepper

50cl, 41.3%
Spring Gin

Black Pepper was already a botanical in regular Spring Gin, but here it's been given greater prominence within the flavour profile.  More info

Spring Gin Black Pepper
$54.72

City of London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.3%
City of London Distillery

The City of London Distillery situated in the heart of the City of London. This fantastic gin is made from a citrus forward selection of botanicals including: juniper, coriander seed, angelica root,…  More info

City of London Dry Gin
$37.56

Santamanía Four Pillars Gin

70cl, 40%
Santamanía

A limited edition collaborative gin from Four Pillars in Australia and Santamanía in Spain! Exciting stuff made with Spanish grapes and exotic Australian botanicals.  More info

Santamanía Four Pillars Gin
$36.86

Ancient Mariner London Cut Dry Gin

50cl, 50%
Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner's London Dry Gin was chosen from more than 25 different recipes, created with 100% British grains and distilled in London. It is named, of course, for Coleridge's famous poem The…  More info

Ancient Mariner London Cut Dry Gin
2
$33.17

Brooklyn Gin

70cl, 40%
Brooklyn Craft Works

Brooklyn Gin is a rather vibrant gin from New York, made by three chaps using 'hand-cracked' juniper and fresh citrus peels (rather than frozen or dried peels). With big, well-rounded notes of citrus…  More info

Brooklyn Gin
$53.68

Strathearn Citrus Gin

70cl, 40%
Strathearn

A citrus-forward gin the from the Strathearn Distillery in Scotland, made using Italian lemon, Spanish grapefruit and a touch of Kaffir lime leaf as well as a selection of classic gin botanicals.  More info

Strathearn Citrus Gin
$32.19

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
45 West Distillers Ltd

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin, was inspired by a walk in Burleigh Wood, where master distiller Jamie Baxter happened to come across silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris. From…  More info

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin
9
$31.10

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