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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.

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
$42.95

Malfy Gin

70cl, 41%
Torino Distillati

Malfy Gin is an Italian gin is made using a selection of six botanicals, as well as an infusion of Italian coastal lemons, including some from the Amalfi coast!  More info

Malfy Gin
$28.73

Cotswolds Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
Cotswolds

The Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton is up and running - hooray! This is their Cotswolds Dry Gin, made with juniper, coriander and angelica root macerated in their pure wheat spirit for 24 hours.…  More info

Cotswolds Dry Gin
11
$38.53

Eden Mill Love Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

A gin from a Scottish craft brewer? Yes please. Eden Mill have embraced distilling and are clearly having great fun. This Love Gin is made with juniper, coriander seed and angelica as well as rhubarb…  More info

Eden Mill Love Gin
$35.87

Hernö Gin

50cl, 40.50%
Herno

With a tagline like "Swedish Excellence", we were expecting big things from this Hernö Gin. Then we did some more research and discovered Hernö won the most awards at the Gin Masters 2013 - our…  More info

Hernö Gin
3
$33.21

Hammer & Son Old English Gin

70cl, 44%
Hammer and Son

Oldy-timey gin from Hammer & Son, made with 11 botanicals to a recipe from 1783 and distilled in the oldest working pot still in England! It's even presented in an oldy-timey fashion, in a recycled,…  More info

Hammer & Son Old English Gin
2
$34.11

Filliers Dry Gin 28

50cl, 46%
Filliers

Originally created in 1928 by Firmin Filliers, Filliers Dry Gin 28 also uses 28 botanicals in addition to juniper. It is a small batch gin created in copper stills. The Filliers family had been…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28
5
$37.42

Monkey 47 Sloe Gin

50cl, 29%
Monkey 47

The superbly packaged Monkey 47 Sloe gin is a peppery, tangy, complex spirit made by macerating Black Forest sloes in spirit for three months.  More info

Monkey 47 Sloe Gin
$48.45

SteamPunk Gin

70cl, 40%
Northumberland Gin Co

The Northumberland Gin Co. took inspiration from the top-hatted world of Steam Punk to create their own Steam Punk Gin, made with seven "peculiar" botanicals from around the world, as well as the…  More info

SteamPunk Gin
8
$34.50

NB Gin

70cl, 42%
NB Distillery ltd

NB Gin is made in North Berwick, Scotland, by a husband and wife distilling duo using a still which was custom-built in London. The gin itself is made from 100% British grain spirit and 8 carefully…  More info

NB Gin
6
$31.41

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Barrel Aged

50cl, 43.70%
Filliers

Made by Belgian distillers, Filliers, their Barrel Aged Gin is made with the Dry Gin 28, featuring 28 carefully considered botanicals and the essential juniper berry, which has been matured for…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Barrel Aged
1
$38.53

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin

70cl, 43.40%
Daffy's

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight botanicals for…  More info

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin
10
$38.79

Geranium London Dry Gin

70cl, 44%
Hammer and Son

Exquisite London Dry Gin made with actual geranium - which everyone knows is a fantastically aromatic plant. Very unusual, distinctive and utterly delicious…  More info

Geranium London Dry Gin
2
$28.61

St. George Dry Rye Gin

70cl, 45%
St. George Spirits

A rye whiskey, in gin's clothing. Made with a base of 100% rye, the St. George Dry Rye has a marvellous malty signature, warm and spicy. This is followed up by a small number of classic gin…  More info

St. George Dry Rye Gin
2
$44.03

Tanqueray No. Ten 1l

100cl, 47.30%
Tanqueray

An exceptional small-batch gin, named for the pot still in which it is made (Pot still number ten).  More info

Tanqueray No. Ten 1l
$44.09

Martin Miller's

70cl, 40%
Millers

Martin Miller's gin is distilled in pot stills and shipped to Iceland, where it is mixed with Icelandic spring water. It is flavoured with Tuscan juniper, cassia bark, angelica, Florentine orris,…  More info

Martin Miller's
11
$26.96

East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
East London Liquor Company

The signature gin from the East London Liquor Company, a distillery based in Bow Wharf (right near Victoria Park, for those of you that know the area). This London Dry Gin is made with 100% British…  More info

East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin
5
$23.09

Plymouth English Gin

70cl, 41.20%
Plymouth

Plymouth gin can only be made in Plymouth. This is a pot still gin, voted the Best Gin in BBC Good Food Magazine.  More info

Plymouth English Gin
9
$26.44

VOR Gin

50cl, 47%
Eimverk Distillery

VOR Gin is made using organic Icelandic barley as a base and botanicals which are hand-picked and native to Iceland. The botanicals include juniper, angelic root, kale, rhubarb, sweet kelp, creeping…  More info

VOR Gin
$36.32

Makar Glasgow Gin

70cl, 43%
The Glasgow Distillery Co.

The first product from the recently opened Glasgow Distillery Company, in the city of Glasgow is Makar Gin, launched in 2014 and named after the Gaelic word for "poet" or "bard". To make it, they use…  More info

Makar Glasgow Gin
6
$38.53

Half Hitch Gin

70cl, 40%
Half Hitch

When you hear the word Camden, what do you think about? The music? The markets? Well, if you were around in the latter half of the 1800s, you might know Camden more for its gin (you also might be…  More info

Half Hitch Gin
1
$44.03

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.60%
Sipsmith

Produced in the workshop previously used by the late, great Michael Jackson (whisky writer, not Moonwalker), this super-small-batch artisinal Gin is flavoured with restraint, making it easier for the…  More info

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
5
$32.33

Copperhead Gin

50cl, 40%
Copperhead

Copperhead Gin is a Belgian expression, made with a selection of five botanicals - Juniper, Cardamom, Orange peel, Angelica and Coriander. It was apparently named after Mr. Copperhead, an alchemist…  More info

Copperhead Gin
1
$38.86

Jensen Bermondsey Gin

70cl, 43%
Jensen's

A gin distilled in the style of London gins of old. Bermondsey gin makes a superb martini, with a rich, tangy flavour and incredible nose.  More info

Jensen Bermondsey Gin
$28.61

Dorothy Parker - American Gin

70cl, 44%
New York Distilling Company

Superbly bright, effortlessly cool and very popular with cocktail lovers. We're of course talking about Dorothy Parker, the legendary writer, poet and satirist, as well as talking about the New York…  More info

Dorothy Parker - American Gin
1
$41.84

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