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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.

Brouwerij de Molen Gentle Gin

50cl, 38%
Brouwerij de Molen

A beer cask matured gin! Twice distilled and unfiltered, this Gentle Gin is bottled by the Dutch craft brewers at Brouwerij de Molen. (So it's not to be confused with the "Gentle Gin" brand from…  More info

Brouwerij de Molen Gentle Gin
$41.32

VL92 XY Gin 1l

100cl, 41.7%
H. van Toor Jz

VL92 XY is a Dutch gin built upon a malt-wine base and combined with a selection of 14 botanicals, including orange peel, angelica, coriander and juniper. In some ways it's traditional, harking back…  More info

VL92 XY Gin 1l
$47.55

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
$17.32

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
$20.04

Big Gin

75cl, 47%
Captive Spirits

Everything is bigger in America. The buildings, the movies and evidently even the gins cut an imposing figure, and Big Gin from Captive Spirits in Washington is certainly no slouch in that respect.…  More info

Big Gin
1
$42.37

Göteborg Gin

50cl, 45%
Svenska Eldvatten

Göteborg Gin comes to us from the Svenska Eldvatten chaps in Sweden (who also independently bottle whiskies and rums), named after one of the most famous Swedish cities. A classically styled gin with…  More info

Göteborg Gin
$28.39

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Highland

35cl, 47%
Pickering's

From Pickering's Oak Aged series comes a gin which has been matured in casks that previously aged Highland whisky. They have a whole selection of these bottlings, each one aged in casks from the…  More info

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Highland
$39.18

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A particularly citrus-forward edition of Shetland Reel Gin! The name has been inspired by the gorgeous amber skies above the Shetlands during the long summer days, known as 'Simmer Dim'.  More info

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
$37.64

Boodles Mulberry Gin Liqueur

70cl, 30%
Boodles

A sloe-gin-inspired creation from Boodle's gin made with the mighty mulberry! Relaunched under new ownership in 2013, Boodles British Gin was first released in 1845 and is named after Boodle's…  More info

Boodles Mulberry Gin Liqueur
$27.11

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
$38.13

Richmond London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Richmond Distillers

Richmond London Dry Gin is a fairly basic gin that would be suited for use in cocktails rather than enjoying neat.  More info

Richmond London Dry Gin
$12.78

Bishop's Gin

70cl, 40.7%
Ponet Spirits

Bishop's Gin takes its name from Englishman John Ponet, Bishop of Rochester and then Winchester in the 1550s. A reformer who questioned the divine right of kings and fought for religious freedoms,…  More info

Bishop's Gin
$37.19

T.E.A. Earl Grey Gin

70cl, 42%
T.E.A.

From the T.E.A. range (which cleverly stands for 'Tea Enriched Alcohol') comes their Earl Grey Gin, made with sugar beet spirit and a selection of botanicals, including earl grey tea, bergamot oil,…  More info

T.E.A. Earl Grey Gin
$38.52

The Duke Munich Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
The Duke Destillerie

All the way from Munich, Germany, comes The Duke Munich Dry Gin, featuring a selection of botanicals including orange blossom, ginger root, coriander, lemon peel, angelica root, lavender, cubeb and…  More info

The Duke Munich Dry Gin
$44.63

Mews London Dry Gin

70cl, 38%
Mews

Mews is a vapour distilled gin made with 11 botanicals: juniper, coriander, liquorice root, angelica, pink peppercorn, lavender, lemon, orange, orris root, cubeb berries and cassia. Its subtle…  More info

Mews London Dry Gin
$33.88

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Williams & Humbert

Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin is produced by winemakers William & Humbert, to a higher strength than their standard Premium London Dry Gin. It's made with some rather intriguing botanicals,…  More info

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin
1
$48.73

Origin - Perugia, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

An Origin London Dry Gin which has been made using juniper grown in Perugia, Italy (just south and east from Arrezzo, which is where the juniper for another rather popular Origin came from). The…  More info

Origin - Perugia, Italy
$38.13

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

This right here is one of the many single botanical gins in the Origin range. While they are all made with just one botanical, the mighty juniper berry, every expression features juniper berries from…  More info

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
$38.13

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
12
$16.51

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
$47.67

Belgravia London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Hall and Bramley

Belgravia is a simple London Dry Gin produced by Hall & Bramley, packed with juniper notes. This'll go well in mixed drinks - perhaps you could try it in that famous one... You know, the one with the…  More info

Belgravia London Dry Gin
$15.64

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella

70cl, 40%
Walcher

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, made with a wheat spirit as a base, and is chock-full of tasty botanicals. These include uncommon sightings like mugwort…  More info

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella
1
$38.51

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
$38.13

Origin - Durau, Romania

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical London Dry Gin from the Origin range, made with juniper from Durau in the north-east of Romania. Each of the gins in the Origin is made with juniper grown in different locations,…  More info

Origin - Durau, Romania
$38.13

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Glen Catrine Distillers

A Scottish dry gin made by Glen Catrine Distillers.  More info

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin
1
$16.95

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