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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.

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
$44.17

Gilpin's Westmorland Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Gilpins

A super-premium London Dry Gin, made in London in pot stills, using spring water from Cartmel in the Lake District, it is made with a variety of botanicals, including the quintessential juniper, and…  More info

Gilpin's Westmorland Extra Dry Gin
3
$34.90

King of Soho Gin

70cl, 42%
West End Drinks Ltd.

This gin is King of the World! Or, at least, it's the King of Soho, which is just as good, as Soho encompasses almost every aspect of the world in a much smaller area. Art, music, culture and now,…  More info

King of Soho Gin
$32.81

Beefeater 24

70cl, 45%
Beefeater

A more recent addition to the Beefeater range. When creating Beefeater 24, Desmond Payne knew he had to come up with something totally different for his selection of botanicals. He used tea! The 12…  More info

Beefeater 24
9
$25.76

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin

75cl, 40%
Smooth Ambler

An initially citrus-led gin with soft juniper character. It's produced by Smooth Ambler, a fantastic craft distillery situated in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, up in the picturesque Appalachian…  More info

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin
2
$52.12

Hayman's Family Reserve

70cl, 41.3%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's Family Reserve harks back to the heady days of Gin Palaces, where the juniper-based libation would be sold from oak casks. This expressions from the tasty Hayman's Gin range has been rested…  More info

Hayman's Family Reserve
$30.93

Koval Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Koval

Gin from Chicago's very own Koval Distillery - which is the first distillery in the city since the days of Prohibition. Beautiful stuff, and with a gorgeous bottle to match!  More info

Koval Dry Gin
$35.42

Tiger Gin

70cl, 40%
Tiger Gin

Tiger Gin is the brainchild Shropshire businessman JJ Lawrence, who teamed up with a talented distillers to create this tasty juniper-based tipple. Undoubtedly you'll be able to come up with some…  More info

Tiger Gin
4
$38.60

Hayman's London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Hayman Distillers

An excellent london dry gin, this was created by Christopher Hayman, a man with over 40 years experience in the gin world. He uses juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel to craft his distinctive…  More info

Hayman's London Dry Gin
2
$21.86

The West Winds Gin - The Broadside

75cl, 58%
The West Winds Gin

Navy-strength gin from the West Winds range produced in Australia! The Broadside (named after a close-range tactic in naval combat where a ship fires all weapons along one side of its hull - not…  More info

The West Winds Gin - The Broadside
2
$56.01

Bishop's Gin

70cl, 40.7%
Ponet Spirits

Bishop's Gin takes its name from Englishman John Ponet, Bishop of Rochester and then Winchester in the 1550s. A reformer who questioned the divine right of kings and fought for religious freedoms,…  More info

Bishop's Gin
$36.58

Spirit Of Hven Navy Strength Organic Gin

50cl, 57.1%
Spirit of Hven

A navy strength gin from Spirit of Hven, the distillery on a tiny island in the Öresund strait between Sweden and Denmark.  More info

Spirit Of Hven Navy Strength Organic Gin
$42.53

Meyer's Gin M2

50cl, 43%
Meyer's

Meyer's second gin is made with Flemish white asparagus, the so called 'white gold from Belgium'. The other botanicals used include juniper, lavender, cardamom, coriander, orris root, rosemary and…  More info

Meyer's Gin M2
$37.90

Cambridge Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cambridge Distillery

A terrific gem of a gin from the Cambridge Distillery, made with Macedonian juniper and a selection of botanical capturing the essence of all four seasons. Cambridge Dry Gin features blackcurrant…  More info

Cambridge Dry Gin
2
$39.84

Jodhpur London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a London Dry Gin inspired by India, featuring botanicals like coriander, orange, lemon and grapefruit peel and angelica from Saxony and Belgium, among others.  More info

Jodhpur London Dry Gin
$28.12

Göteborg Gin

50cl, 45%
Svenska Eldvatten

Göteborg Gin comes to us from the Svenska Eldvatten chaps in Sweden (who also independently bottle whiskies and rums), named after one of the most famous Swedish cities. A classically styled gin with…  More info

Göteborg Gin
$27.93

Victory Cold Gin

70cl, 43%
Victory Gin

This rather stylish gin is produced in London with a combination of 10 botanicals, including juniper, chestnut, cardamom, orris root, black pepper, liquorice root, coriander, angelica, cassia and…  More info

Victory Cold Gin
6
$35.03

The West Winds Gin - The Cutlass

70cl, 50%
The West Winds Gin

From the West Winds Gin range, coming to us from gorgeous Australia, is the Cutlass - a 50% ABV tipple perfect for use in cocktails. Not only is it bottled at a higher strength to The Sabre, it also…  More info

The West Winds Gin - The Cutlass
1
$51.79

Beckett's Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Kingston Distillers

Sloe gin from the Beckett's range! But how do they make it, we hear you ask? Well, they steep sloe berries which they've hand-picked from Box Hill in Surrey in their excellent London dry gin…  More info

Beckett's Sloe Gin
3
$28.46

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack

10cl, 44.8%
Soapbox Spirits

Gin and chocolate. A timeless combination. This gift pack from the Pothecary Gin folks contains a 10cl bottle of their gin (made in Dorset with botanicals juniper, lemon, tilia flowers, lavender and…  More info

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack
$26.82

Stafford's Gin

70cl, 42%
Aval Dor

Stafford's Gin is made by those Aval Dor folk by infusing botanicals in their Cornish potato vodka. What botanical might go well with potato do you think? How about Cornish rosemary? Brilliant, eh?…  More info

Stafford's Gin
1
$36.47

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
$47.16

Rock Town Brandon's Small Batch Gin

75cl, 46%
Rock Town

The first legal distillery in Arkansas since Prohibition, Rock Town are trying their hands at everything, and coming up with some brilliant spirits. Brandon's Small Batch Gin, for example, beat out…  More info

Rock Town Brandon's Small Batch Gin
$34.25

Langtons No.1 Gin

70cl, 40%
Langtons

Langtons gin uses water filtered through ancient slate beneath the mountain of Skiddaw in the Lake District. Utilising Lakeland ingredients such as local oak bark blend where possible, a total of 11…  More info

Langtons No.1 Gin
6
$31.25

Citadelle Gin

70cl, 44%
Citadelle

A premium gin, Citadelle was originally developed in a Dunkirk distillery in the late 18th Century, and at the time Dunkirk was one of the earliest European ports for explorers of the Orient, who…  More info

Citadelle Gin
2
$31.51

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