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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.

Rathbone New London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Rathbone

Rathbone New London Gin is the brainchild of top bartenders Jamie Forbes and Jim Wrigley, made for 'the next chapter' of no-nonsense cocktails, mixed drinks and enjoyment.  More info

Rathbone New London Dry Gin
$26.96

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition

70cl, 47.10%
The Lakes Distillery

Explore a limited edition gin from the Lakes Distillery in Cumbria! Their Lakes Gin Explorer Edition is made using a selection of 15 botanicals as well as 5 botanicals which are native to the Lake…  More info

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition
$43.16

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
$43.78

Prairie Organic Gin

70cl, 40%
Prairie

Certified organic gin, the base spirit for which is made with corn from organic family farmers on the Minnesota prairie.  More info

Prairie Organic Gin
$28.68

Two Birds Sipping Gin

70cl, 47.30%
Union Distillers

A cask-aged gin from the Two Birds folks in Market Harborough! Their Sipping Gin has a big focus on classic juniper freshness, and is combined with the spicy oak notes by being "Double Wooded" for…  More info

Two Birds Sipping Gin
$47.16

W&H Botanic Premium London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Williams & Humbert

This is the 40% bottling of the London Dry Gin from Williams & Humbert, who are perhaps more well-known for their Spanish brandies. This refreshing tipple features botanicals such as juniper,…  More info

W&H Botanic Premium London Dry Gin
$38.84

Monson's Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Monson

A citrus-forward dry gin from France, in a rather traditional-looking bottle. A good choice for use in cocktails and long drinks.  More info

Monson's Dry Gin
$19.07

1606 Gin

70cl, 43%
Union Distillers

A special gin conceived in Royal Tunbridge Wells, close to our offices, and made using the spa town's spring water. The creators also grow and pick their own organic lemons and oranges in Spain,…  More info

1606 Gin
$39.27

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

Gin Lane 1751 is a range of gins that hark back to the Victorian era in both style and flavour profile, created by the Bloomsbury Club and Charles Maxwell from Thames Distillers. The name is a…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin
1
$22.46

Spirit Of Hven Navy Strength Organic Gin

50cl, 57.10%
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
$44.04

Gordon's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Gordon's

A crisp Sloe Gin from Gordon's made by steeping Sloe berries in Gordon's gin. Crisp and delicate.  More info

Gordon's Sloe Gin
6
$21.16

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin

50cl, 26%
Filliers

A sloe gin from the brilliant Belgian distillery, Filliers. Whilst you might see sloe gin as a purely British commodity, like fish & chips or tweed jackets, the talented folks at Filliers certainly…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin
$32.36

Nelson's Gin

70cl, 42.50%
Nelson's

A small batch gin from Nelson's Distillery & Gin School in Grindley near the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border made with a range of botanicals from around the globe including lemongrass and kaffir…  More info

Nelson's Gin
4
$37.17

Gilbey's Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Gilbey's

A classically styled London Dry Gin, Gilbey's is intensely flavoured, and works well in cocktails.  More info

Gilbey's Gin
$17.65

Foxdenton Estate Sloe Gin

70cl, 27%
Foxdenton Estate

A delicious sloe gin from Foxdenton. This is no sweet liqueur, this is a real, dry gin which is destined for neat sipping, or cocktails. It is only gently sweetened with sugar, and is made with…  More info

Foxdenton Estate Sloe Gin
$24.04

Sipsmith London Dry Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

35cl, 41.60%
Sipsmith

Celebrated Sipsmith gin and two handy glasses all packaged in this smart gift box - the perfect present!  More info

Sipsmith London Dry Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$35.37

Martin Miller's Adventure Gift Pack with Passport Holder and Luggage Tag

70cl, 40%
Millers

A clever gift pack from Martin Miller's, containing a 70cl bottle of their lovely gin (which is made in pot stills then transported to Iceland to be blended with Icelandic water, we'll have you…  More info

Martin Miller's Adventure Gift Pack with Passport Holder and Luggage Tag
$29.55

Will's Premium Gin

70cl, 40%
Decanter Primeiras Marcas

A very shiny bottle of Portuguese gin here - Will's is a London Dry Gin which bursts with notes of citrus and spicy juniper. We reckon this one will pair deliciously with strawberry and raspberry…  More info

Will's Premium Gin
$49.61

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
G&J Greenall

Greenall's Gin is a smooth, crisp, easy-going sort of a gin which works well as a mixer in a Gin and Tonic…  More info

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin
22
$16.82

NV London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
NV Spirits

Launched in mid 2016, the NV & Envy range features this classically-styled London Dry Gin. Citrus forward, with a good whack of peppery juniper in there too.  More info

NV London Dry Gin
$18.72

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
$58.01

Granit Bavarian Gin

70cl, 42%
Penninger

Granit Bavarian Gin is made with a selection of 28 different botanicals (the likes of cardamom, coriander and lemon, as well as plants native to the Bavarian Forest including baldmoney and gentian…  More info

Granit Bavarian Gin
$48.84

Ungava Gin

70cl, 43.10%
Ungava Gin Co

Ungava is a very intriguing Canadian Gin, made using six rare, botanicals which bestow upon it a distinctive flavour profile and the natural, vibrant colour. These hand-picked botanicals include…  More info

Ungava Gin
4
$42.05

Macaronesian White Gin

70cl, 40%
Macaronesian Gin

A gin produced in the Canary Island using Macaronesian botanicals and water filtered through local volcanic rocks. Botanicals used include juniper, cardamom, angelica, liquorice, lemon peel and…  More info

Macaronesian White Gin
$38.20

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
3
$32.63

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