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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.

City of London Square Mile Gin

70cl, 47.3%
City of London Distillery

A big, bold one-shot London dry gin from the City of London Distillery, made with a selection of botanicals which include juniper, angelica, coriander, fresh orange & lemon, liquorice and orris root,…  More info

City of London Square Mile Gin
$46.90

Gilbey's Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Gilbey's

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

Gilbey's Gin
$17.88

Von Hallers Gin

50cl, 44%
Von Haller

Named after Albrecht von Haller, a famous physiologist and naturalist of the German enlightenment who founded the Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University in 1736 from whence the botanicals used…  More info

Von Hallers Gin
$38.28

Arbikie Kirsty's Gin

70cl, 43%
Arbikie

The second release from Scotland's Arbikie Distillery is Kirsty's Gin, a tasty tipple crafted using a base spirit made from estate-grown potatoes (King Edward, Cultra and Maris Piper varieties) and a…  More info

Arbikie Kirsty's Gin
4
$35.74

Long Table London Dry Gin

75cl, 44%
Long Table

Made in Vancouver, this versatile, fresh dry gin is made with eight botanicals.  More info

Long Table London Dry Gin
$37.51

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Bramley & Gage

This is sloe gin is made to organic standards from wild, hand-picked hedgerow sloes. The sloes are then left to infuse in the gin with lots of sugar to create this IWSC Silver award-winning drink.  More info

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin
$21.07

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

Hexham Premier Cru Gin (50cl)

50cl, 40%
Northumberland Gin Co

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

Hexham Premier Cru Gin (50cl)
$30.80

City Of London Sloe Gin

70cl, 28%
City of London Distillery

From the City of London Distillery (I'm sure you can figure out where it's located) comes a deeply enjoyable Sloe Gin! Looks out for tonnes of classic, juicy, full-bodied berry notes, complimented by…  More info

City Of London Sloe Gin
1
$33.33

X-Gin

50cl, 46%
X-Gin

X-Gin is an intriguingly flavoured gin from Belgium, made with juniper and a whole host of other botanicals, many of which you might find in some indulgent chocolates. This includes Colombian cocoa…  More info

X-Gin
5
$40.65

London 40 Gin

70cl, 40%
Old St Andrews

London 40 is made to the same recipe as Pink 47 but with a reduced alcohol content.  More info

London 40 Gin
$19.72

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Island

35cl, 47%
Pickering's

A cask-aged gin from Pickering's, part of a series of releases which uses casks from each of the whisky regions of Scotland to mature the gin. This particular Pickering's was aged in casks that…  More info

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Island
$45.17

Origin - Arezzo, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

Origin is the name of a superb range of gins which are cold-distilled from nothing but juniper sourced from a single estate. The series showcases the effects of terroir and offers the modern gin…  More info

Origin - Arezzo, Italy
$37.51

Buss No.509 White Rain Gin

70cl, 50%
Buss Spirits

All the way from Belgium comes the Buss No.509 range of gins made by Buss Spirits, which was created by Serge Buss. For their White Rain expression, the botanicals include juniper, coriander,…  More info

Buss No.509 White Rain Gin
$56.91

Origin - Apecchio, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single-botanical gin from the Origin range, made with juniper grown in Apecchio, Italy. These gins highlight the impact that the terroir (or origin) of juniper berries can have on the flavour…  More info

Origin - Apecchio, Italy
1
$37.51

Edinburgh's Christmas Gin

70cl, 43%
Edinburgh Gin

A festive gin from the Edinburgh Gin chaps, made with two classic Christmassy botanicals - frankincense and myrrh. The result is good as gold, with an aromatic, fragrant nose and a warming palate…  More info

Edinburgh's Christmas Gin
2
$37.73

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
2
$27.69

SW4 - Batch 47 London Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
SW4

In the time old tradition of naming things after the postcode they were created in (my brother's name is UB8), SW4 is a London dry gin distilled in the capital. The ABV of this smaller batch version…  More info

SW4 - Batch 47 London Dry Gin
$32.79

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

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin

50cl, 29%
Williams Chase

An aged edition of Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin. They make this using their GB Gin along with Herefordshire sloe berries and mulberries, and is aged in oak casks for a year before bottling.  More info

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin
$30.77

Scapegrace Goldilocks Gin

70cl, 57%
Scapegrace

A higher-strength variation on the Scapegrace Gin recipe, made in New Zealand using 12 botanicals (juniper, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, orris, cinnamon, cassia, angelica,…  More info

Scapegrace Goldilocks Gin
$56.80

Cobalto 17 Gin

70cl, 40%
Cobalto Douro

A gin from the famous Douro wine region in Portugal made with six botanicals including Tinta Amarela grapes. It aims to balance sufficiently classic style with the irreverence of a truly 'new' gin.  More info

Cobalto 17 Gin
$41.68

Frog's Lip Gin

70cl, 47%
Todka

A rather quirky dry gin made with a secret selection of botanicals, as well as "water from the hidden Lillypool of Life". The name is a reference to the old fairy-tale trope of kissing frogs to turn…  More info

Frog's Lip Gin
$30.77

Finsbury London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Finsbury

Finsbury Dry Gin or 'yellow label' is made with juniper, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin
$16.58

Sacred Christmas Pudding Gin

70cl, 40%
Sacred Spirits Company

The guys at the Sacred Spirits Company have created this festive themed (and slightly insane)gin. They've taken high quality English grain spirit and infused an 8kg Christmas pudding in it for two…  More info

Sacred Christmas Pudding Gin
5
$35.42

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