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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.

Beefeater Crown Jewel Gin 1l

100cl, 50%
Beefeater

Beefeater Crown Jewel has returned! The original Crown Jewel was launched in the early '90s, featuring the same botanicals as Beefeater though with the addition of grapefruit, and bottled at 50% ABV.…  More info

Beefeater Crown Jewel Gin 1l
$53.92

Tanqueray No. Ten

70cl, 47.3%
Tanqueray

An incredible small batch London dry gin made in pot still number 10. Tanqueray Number 10 is citrussy and full bodied.  More info

Tanqueray No. Ten
5
$32.70

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

Crossbill Highland Dry Gin features a very simple botanical selection - 100% Scottish juniper berries and rosehip. That's it. In a time where some gins are made with a plethora of botanicals, it's…  More info

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin
1
$40.79

Hernö Gin

50cl, 40.5%
Hernö

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
5
$32.38

Anno Kent Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Anno

Anno Kent Dry Gin is one of the first gins to be distilled in Kent since the 1800s (there's also one that's made literally 15 feet from my desk). Fresh and flavourful with a superb selection of…  More info

Anno Kent Dry Gin
5
$33.53

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin

70cl, 43.2%
Poetic License

A wonderfully presented dry gin from Sunderland that features Persian lime as part of its botanical selection.  More info

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin
3
$37.56

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

70cl, 40%
G&J Distillers

A London Dry Gin made with botanicals from along the traditional spice route that led back to the UK. Indonesian Cubeb berries, Indian black pepper and Moroccan coriander are all used in this gin,…  More info

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
23
$25.61

Alkkemist Gin

70cl, 40%
Alkkemist

Alkkemist Gin features a base of triple-distilled grain spirit and 21 different botanicals, interestingly including Muscat grape, alongside orange and lemon peel, rose petals, samphire, fennel, thyme…  More info

Alkkemist Gin
2
$45.29

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.6%
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
6
$32.06

Plymouth Navy Strength

70cl, 57%
Plymouth

A high strength Plymouth gin, this is a rich and flavourful gin, supplied to the Royal Navy for nearly 200 years.  More info

Plymouth Navy Strength
$48.93

City of London Christopher Wren Gin

70cl, 45.3%
City of London Distillery

A special edition from the City of London Distillery, created in collaboration with Tom Nichol, the retiring Tanqueray Master Distiller. The gin uses juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and…  More info

City of London Christopher Wren Gin
$45.08

Twisted Nose Winchester Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Winchester Distillery

Twisted Nose Gin comes from the picturesque city of Winchester in Hampshire. It is made in very small batches in traditional copper stills. The botanical selection includes juniper, grapefruit zest,…  More info

Twisted Nose Winchester Dry Gin
6
$35.28

Edinburgh Gin

70cl, 43%
Edinburgh Gin

This delicious gin is distilled in Edinburgh and is flavoured with lovely botanicals including milk thistle and heather. A very creamy little gin.  More info

Edinburgh Gin
4
$29.80

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 42.6%
Drinks by the Dram

It's that time of year once again, when Drinks by the Dram team up with Gin Foundry and finish sprinkling their festive magic upon one of the greatest things known to man... The Ginvent Calendar!…  More info

The Ginvent Calendar (2016 Edition)
3
$134.27

St. George Botanivore Gin

70cl, 45%
St. George Spirits

Boasting a big, but balanced bunch of botanicals, the Botanivore is bloomin' brilliant. An American craft gin with 19 different botanicals, including angelica root, bay laurel, "cilantro" (coriander…  More info

St. George Botanivore Gin
1
$42.93

Bullards Norwich Dry Gin

70cl, 42.5%
Bullards

A London Dry Gin from Norwich that uses botanicals such as juniper, cardamom, coriander, lemon and orange peels and tonka beans. Enjoy with ice or in a gin and tonic with a slice of blood orange.  More info

Bullards Norwich Dry Gin
3
$41.87

Achroous Gin

70cl, 41%
Electric Spirit Co

A pretty darn marvellous gin from Leith's Electric Spirit Co., featuring Sichuan pepper and fennel seed alongside the classic juniper as botanicals. We're expecting much tastiness to occur when this…  More info

Achroous Gin
4
$39.71

Fishers Gin

50cl, 44%
Fishers Gin

London dry gin from the Suffolk coast, made with a barley base alongside classic gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, orange and lemon peels) as well as some not-so-classic botanicals - spignel, rock…  More info

Fishers Gin
$50.51

Orkney Gin Company Johnsmas

50cl, 41.3%
Orkney Gin Company

Inspired by the long midsummer days on Orkney, Johnsmas is a highly floral, fragrant and light gin made with a selection of hand-picked botanicals from the island and elsewhere. Top stuff for sipping…  More info

Orkney Gin Company Johnsmas
11
$32.77

Elephant Dry Gin

50cl, 45%
Elephant Gin

Elephant Dry Gin is distilled in Germany using 14 botanicals that include some rather unusual but fascinating African ingredients like Baobab, the Buchu plant, Devil's Claw and African Wormwood. With…  More info

Elephant Dry Gin
7
$31.70

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
$42.93

Japanese Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cambridge Distillery

Japanese Gin! Well, sort of. It's made in Cambridge, so it's technically English. However, it's a Japanese Gin at heart as it's made using traditional Japanese ingredients, including Shiso (a type of…  More info

Japanese Gin
4
$64.43

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
2
$28.01

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
$42.93

Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Bobby's Gin Company

A Dutch gin which was launched in 2014, Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin features a recipe inspired by the creator's grandfather, Bobby Alfons. It's made with a combination of local and exotic ingredients,…  More info

Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin
7
$41.64

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