Delivery Login
Blog Contact Trade +44 (0)1892 888 376
My Basket
Total$0.00
You can change the currency displayed here.
click to close

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.

Gin

Share This!

Vintage Cocktails
Monkey Shoulder Whisky
Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery
Mature Your Own Kit
Glenfarclas Whisky Distillery
Batshit Mental Ideas
Goodness gracious, would you look at this - a 1970s bottling of Hiram Walker's London Dry Gin, well preserved for over 30 years...  More info
$184.22
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
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$111.99
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth's Bathtub Gin aged for 9 months in a cask previously used to mature a batch of Manhattan cocktail?! And we thought the Negroni aged version was bonkers...!  More info
$45.98
Rives Original London Dry Gin comes to us from Spain, but their botanicals come to them from all over the world. This includes juniper from the Mediterranean, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris root...  More info
$33.31
A rather abstract gift set from the wonderful Hendrick's Gin chaps, containing a bottle of their gorgeous gin and a tea cup with an owl on it who doesn't look at all amused about the giant hand trying...  More info
$45.92
A limited edition bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, presented in a bottle covered in a Union Jack design, with the classic Beefeater Gin Yeoman shape cut out. And who's that on the reverse of the...  More info
$26.79
Buss No.509 Raspberry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
The first gin released from the Buss No.509 gin range. This Belgian gin features Juniper, Coriander, liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamon, Iris, Orange, Lemon and Raspberry as botanicals. Though...  More info
$69.39
The Rock Town distillers out in Arkansas have only gone and barrel-aged their tasty Brandon's Small Batch Gin! They use juniper, coriander, angelica, cinnamon, lemon peel, orange peel and anise to...  More info
$43.95
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
$87.72
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
$87.72
An old bottling of Plymouth gin, or Plym-Gin as it used to be branded, dates from the 1960s or 1970s.  More info
$202.65
Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
(70cl, 47.60%)
Nolet's Silver Dry Gin sees classic botanicals (juniper, liquorice, citrus and orris root) meet rather contemporary botanicals like white peach, raspberry and Turkish rose, carried on a wheat-based...  More info
$62.76
A 50cl bottling of Hexham Premier Cru Gin, produced by the Northumberland Gin Co.and named after the glorious market town of Hexham. Produced in small batches, this is a high-quality gin for use in...  More info
$45.32
Beautiful quadruple-distilled gin made by Charles Maxwell in London. It is flavoured with botanicals including cinnamon, angelica, bergamot and gardenia and has a slight blue tint.  More info
User Rating:  (4 Reviews)
$44.46
Sipsmith V.J.O.P.
(70cl, 57.70%)
All hail the juniper berry! If, like us, you think the juniper berry is a proper champion of the botanical world, then you'll love Sipsmith's V.J.O.P., which is jam packed with the fresh, peppery...  More info
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$61.15
A Welsh gin made at the famous whisky distillery, Penderyn. This is flavoured with Juniper from Macedonia, orange peel from Spain, Chinese cassia bark, Sri Lankan liquorice, Madagascan cinnamon...  More info
User Rating:  (7 Reviews)
$29.46
Hoxton Gin
(70cl, 43%)
A fresh and fruity gin with an impressive array of ethically-sourced ingredients. Coconut, grapefruit, juniper, iris, tarragon and Ginger are macerated for 5 days before a single distillation in 150...  More info
$42.95
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
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$69.01
FEW American Gin
(75cl, 40%)
Unlike any other gin, this offering from FEW Spirits is made using white whiskey (un-aged Bourbon) instead of more conventional neutral spirits which gives it a completely unique character!

FEW...  More info
User Rating:  (6 Reviews)
$58.26
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
$50.58
Berkeley Square Gin
(70cl, 40%)
A lovely London Gin named for Berkeley Square, one of the city's most sought after addresses. This premium gin from G and J Greenall is made with botanicals including basil, kaffir lime leaves and...  More info
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$54.71
"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
$67.47
Plymouth Sloe Gin
(70cl, 26%)
This is made by steeping sloe berries in Plymouth Gin and then blending it with Dartmouth water. A great, crisp and fruity sloe gin from Plymouth.  More info
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$39.59
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
$76.68
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
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$50.58

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.
Visit our privacy policy page for more information.

The prices currently being shown in USD are approximate, and should be used for illustrative purposes only. All prices are in GBP and all orders are charged in GBP. The order total – the amount you will actually be charged – will be displayed in GBP before you place your order. Click here to change your currency.
We Accept
Delivery Partners
Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp.
ATOM Supplies Ltd trading as Master of Malt. Registered office: North House, 198 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1BE. Registered in England & Wales. Company number 3193057, VAT number GB 662241553.