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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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Spanish gin from the 1950s, presented in a bottle which is vaguely shaped like a bell and features a bell on the label. The name "Campana" also means "bell" is Spanish. How very original.

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Tanqueray Export Strength
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Tanqueray Export Strength is a top-quality London Dry Gin. It is beloved by bartenders for its rich, citrus-led palate.  More info
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Produced in the 1960s, this is a rare bottle of Fighting Cock London Dry Gin. The brand is more well known for their Fighting Cock Bourbon, affectionately known as "the Kickin' Chicken." This bottle...  More info
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Pink 47 Gin
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Pink 47 is a fine London Dry gin made from Italian juniper berries. It includes some exotic botanicals too with two different types of angelica and two different corianders. Lavish. There's also...  More info
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Citadelle Reserve Gin
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Taking Citadelle gin, the distillers took this unusual spirit to Cognac Ferrand's Cellar Master, who aged the gin in small quantities in Château de Bonbonnet's cellars for over 6 months in oak!  More info
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This is a very rare and decidedly retro dry gin made by Seagers of London in the 1970s. Great for making an antique Dry Gin Martini!  More info
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A London Dry Gin made in Canada? Using actual iceberg? Mmm... iceberg. Traditional botanicals are used such as orange peel, angelica, orris root.  More info
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A surprisingly smooth London ‘Cut’ Dry Gin created from the Irish Whey Spirit Knockeen Hills distil for their Poteen. This version uses Elderflower as one of the botanicals.  More info
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Adnams Sloe Gin 50cl
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A very tasty sloe gin from Adnams Brewery. Very creamy, tangy and tart with hints of plum and almond oil.  More info
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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
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This is a higher ABV edition of the Lighthouse Gin, from New Zealand's Greytown Fine Distillates. With the original sitting at 42% ABV, the 57% ABV Hawthron Edition packs quite a punch but still...  More info
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Squires London Dry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
How do you do, squire? What we've got here is the relaunched Squires London Dry Gin, which dates back to the 1960s. It's got a new bottle and label and everything, but still incorporates the debonair...  More info
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A wonderful London Dry Gin from Edgerton with a beautiful pink hue! A fine, crisp-tasting gin with zinging citrus top notes - perfect for a Dry Martini with a pink twist!  More info
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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
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This joyous looking bottle of A. B. Grant’s London Dry Gin is from 1949-59, an incredibly rare piece of gin history.  More info
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Hill Thomson & Co. might be better known for their Queen Anne Blended Scotch Whisky, but they were also a dab hand at making gin in the 1960s, as evident from this antique bottle of their Old Gentry...  More info
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A barrel aged gin from the small Four Pillars distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. It's created using the same four pillars that their regular gin is based around - the still (called Wilma), the...  More info
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Bottled in the 1960s, this bottle of Curtis London Dry Gin has your name on it. Of course, this only applies to people called Curtis. Otherwise, it's still a very attractive piece of spirit history.  More info
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This is a hard to find bottle of Curtis London Dry Gin from the 1960s, bottled at 40% abv.  More info
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A rare London Dry Gin from Old Moor Blending Co. This bottling dates back to the early 1970s when produced for the Italian market.  More info
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Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin is a rather intriguing Spanish gin made with an Albariño-grape-based spirit, rather than your more commonly seen grain-based spirit, along with 14 botanicals including...  More info
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Milton London Dry Gin is actually produced in Spain, a rare bottling from the 1970s.  More info
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As you can clearly see from the label, this is a rare lemon flavoured gin from popular producers Gordon's. It dates from between 1936 and 1952.  More info
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St. George Spirits' Dry Rye Reposado is like a 3 person tag-team of different drinks!

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A 1 litre bottle of Tanqueray's Export Strength London Dry Gin, bottled at 47.3% ABV. Big bottle, big ABV, big flavours. Aces.  More info
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