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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 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.

Dutch gin, known as jenever or genever, is a distinctive style of gin, which must be at least partly distilled from barley malt in a pot still. The result is a gin which bares marked semblance to whisky.

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

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Greenall's Wild Berry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
One of two new additions to the Greenall's Gin range - the first in more than 250 years! Greenall's Wild Berry Gin is made by infusing raspberries and British blackberries in Greenall's Gin, resulting...  More info
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Greenall's Sloe Gin
(70cl, 26%)
The Greenall's range expands for the first time in over 250 years with this rich, warming Sloe Gin (along with a Wild Berry flavoured gin). To make it, they use their classic Greenall's Gin recipe...  More info
$26.59
Dry Fly Gin
(70cl, 40%)
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
$56.30
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
$45.63
An organic oak-aged gin from the Dà Mhìle Distillery in Wales, which is matured for 6 months in casks which previously held single grain whisky. This maturation brings depth and warming notes to the...  More info
$53.25
A Swedish London dry gin from the Smögen distillery, made with a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds, basil, garden mint, lemon and lime rind (as well as lemon flesh), sage...  More info
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$60.11
This is a bottle of the sloe gin liqueur. Sloes are small plum-like fruits that are extremely bitter however they are excellent for flavouring gins and making liqueurs such as this one here.  More info
$31.92
This handsome gift pack features a bottle of The Lakes Gin, made with locally sourced juniper, bilberry, heather, meadowsweet and other botanicals, a certificate of authenticity and a ticket for two...  More info
$68.49
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin
(70cl, 40.50%)
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
$51.03
The 2014 Distiller's Cut release of Monkey 47 Dry Gin from the Black Forest in Germany. This limited edition release is made with the plethora of wonderful Monkey 47 botanicals, with the addition of a...  More info
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$111.15
Makar Glasgow Gin
(70cl, 43%)
The first product from the recently opened Glasgow Distillery Company, in the city of Glasgow is Makar Gin, launched in 2014 and named after the Gaelic word for "poet" or "bard". To make it, they use...  More info
$53.25
A cask-aged gin from the 209th distillery registered in the United States. This particular Barrel Reserve Gin was rested in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley for 6...  More info
$87.06
This No. 209 Gin has been treated to a finishing period of 3 - 4 months in casks which have previously held Sauvignon Blanc wine from the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley. This one strikes a good...  More info
$87.06
Our pale blue dot has made its yearly trip around the sun once more, which means it's high time for the 2014 edition of Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Sloe Gin!

Almost half a pound of the finest...  More info
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$39.54
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
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$49.76
Twisted Nose Gin comes from the picturesque city of Winchester in Hampshire. It is made in very small batches in traditional copper stills. The botanical selection includes juniper, grapefruit zest...  More info
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$50.02
Ransom Old Tom
(70cl, 44%)
Old Tom Gin from the land of Uncle Sam. Produced in Oregon, U.S.A., this Old Tom Gin is made by the artisan distillery Ransom, titled to represent the investment it takes to become self employed...  More info
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$62.39
Brecon Botanicals Gin
(70cl, 43%)
Brecon Botanicals Gin is a tasty Welsh gin made at the Penderyn distillery. It is based on pure grain spirit and a special selection of botanicals. The illustrations were specially engraved and...  More info
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$34.02
The eponymous Scottish gin infused with rose and cucumber is presented here with a teacup and saucer for enjoying Hendricks based cocktails in whilst taking high tea with the Mad Hatter.  More info
$50.20
"I like to have a martini, Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table, After four I'm under my host."

This famous quote may, in fact, be misattributed to Dorothy Parker, but it sure is...  More info
$57.70
A stunning Spanish gin made using 12 botanicals which are distilled five times. Larios 12 is made with botanicals including wild juniper, nutmeg, angelica root, coriander, Mediterranean lemon, orange...  More info
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$30.52
An American gin named after Matthew Calbraith Perry (and no, that's not the chap who played Chandler Bing in Friends). Perry was a naval figure of note in the 19th century; a Commandant of the...  More info
$66.49
Butler's Gin adds most of its botanicals using infusion bags, which are placed into each 20 litre batch of juniper-flavoured spirit. The bags contain organic lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, star...  More info
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$50.20
Maturing Bathtub Gin in a 50 litre cask that previously contained a batch of Old-Fashioned cocktails? Only the Batshit Mental team would have the moxie to go ahead with such a bizarre plan, but good...  More info
Made with 100% organic ingredients, Dà Mhìle Farmhouse Botanical Gin is evidently just naturally delicious. With a mix of 20 organic botanicals, from the old favourites juniper and coriander to some...  More info
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$51.59

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