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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.

Salcombe Gin - Start Point

70cl, 44%
Salcombe

Salcombe Gin is produced in two 60 litre stills, Hoshi and Provident, and made with thirteen botanicals including Macedonian juniper, fresh lemon, lime and red grapefruit peels, cardamom, liquorice,…  More info

Salcombe Gin - Start Point
1
$38.19

W&H Botanic Kiss

70cl, 37.50%
Williams & Humbert

A gin initially released for the Spanish market but distilled at Langley's, Botanic uses Buddha's hand (a funky, fashionable and delicious Asian citrus fruit) as a key ingredient alongside the likes…  More info

W&H Botanic Kiss
$35.00

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
$35.56

Steampunk Pirate Gin: Rascal Strength

50cl, 45%
Northumberland Gin Co

As far as we know Northumberland Gin Co. don't have a steam powered distillery, but their gin for cocktail-loving steam punks was such a success that they've followed it up with this one. Which is…  More info

Steampunk Pirate Gin: Rascal Strength
$35.76

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
8
$35.87

Salcombe Gin - First Bottling Limited Edition

70cl, 44%
Salcombe

The first bottling of Salcombe Gin, created in gorgeous Devon! The distillers produce this gin using 60 litre copper stills from Portugal called Hoshi and Provident. Thirteen botanicals are used…  More info

Salcombe Gin - First Bottling Limited Edition
$74.25

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Windspiel

A German gin made with lovingly well-crafted potato spirit, using potatoes grown in rich volcanic soil. For botanicals they use a combination of juniper, lemon, ginger, coriander, lavender, cinnamon…  More info

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin
1
$46.93

Brighton Gin

70cl, 40%
Brighton Spirits Co.

Brighton Gin is a fantastic tipple from the beautiful city of Brighton and Hove on the South Coast, made by five Brightonian gin lovers, including a former restaurateur, a spirits specialist, a…  More info

Brighton Gin
$42.57

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
3
$33.82

Blended-Malt-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)

50cl, 43.30%
Batshit Mental Ideas

Who knows what would happen if someone went and matured some Bathtub Gin in a cask which had previously held blended malt? Well, the Batshit Mental Ideas chaps certainly do, as they've actually gone…  More info

Blended-Malt-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)
1
$32.73

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin

70cl, 43.20%
Poetic Licence

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

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin
$35.51

Cambridge Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cambridge Distillery

A terrific gem of a gin from the Cambridge Distillery, made with Macedonian juniper and a selection of botanical capturing the essence of all four seasons. Cambridge Dry Gin features blackcurrant…  More info

Cambridge Dry Gin
2
$41.72

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Whitley Neill

Whitley Neill bottled at 43% abv (previously 42%). A London Dry Gin made with African botanicals including extracts from the Baobab Tree (known as the Tree of Life) and Physalis fruit. It's made in a…  More info

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin
$25.07

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Blackdown

Blackdown Hills sounds like a terrifying place where Gandalf would have done battle against a slightly eviler wizard, but it's actually where the fantastic Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin is produced.…  More info

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin
3
$32.73

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
$39.28

Langtons No.1 Gin

70cl, 40%
Langtons

Langtons gin uses water filtered through ancient slate beneath the mountain of Skiddaw in the Lake District. Utilising Lakeland ingredients such as local oak bark blend where possible, a total of 11…  More info

Langtons No.1 Gin
9
$32.73

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin

70cl, 38.60%
Halewood International

From the J.J. Whitley range, launched in mid-2016, comes an elderflower-focussed gin - should be perfect for summer evenings! This revolves around the classic fragrance of the elderflower, along with…  More info

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin
$26.29

Broken Heart Gin

70cl, 40%
Broken Heart Spirits

A gin developed by two Germans living in New Zealand who grew to become good friends. One of them then tragically became ill and died, however, leaving the other to share the gin with the world…  More info

Broken Heart Gin
1
$40.37

Glendalough Spring Botanical Gin

70cl, 41%
Glendalough

It's the Spring edition of Glendalough's seasonally focussed gin! With a difference expression for each of the four seasons, using different foraged botanicals to evoke the personality of said…  More info

Glendalough Spring Botanical Gin
$42.29

Jawbox Gin

70cl, 43%
Jawbox Spirits Company

Jawbox Gin claims to be Ireland's first single estate gin, with the grain used to make the spirit coming from the Echlinville Estate. The distillers also use a combination of 10 botanicals to give…  More info

Jawbox Gin
2
$31.04

Pinkster Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Pinkster

Pinkster, 'the Agreeably British Gin', is brought to us by the rather affable Colonel Pinkster! This larger than life fellow is more than happy to take a few moments out of his life of leisure to…  More info

Pinkster Gin
9
$33.15

Bath Gin

70cl, 40%
Bath Gin

The Bath Gin Company was born from the folks at the Canary Gin Bar on Queen Street. Their Bath Gin features a selection of 10 botanicals - Cassia Bark, Lemon Peel, Burnt Orange Peel, Cubeb Berry,…  More info

Bath Gin
8
$39.89

Brecon Special Reserve Gin

70cl, 40%
Penderyn

A Welsh gin made at the famous whisky distillery, Penderyn. This is flavoured with Juniper from Macedonia, orange peel from Spain, Chinese cassia bark, Sri Lankan liquorice, Madagascan cinnamon,…  More info

Brecon Special Reserve Gin
10
$22.16

Origin - Arezzo, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan…  More info

Origin - Arezzo, Italy
$39.28

Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition

70cl, 37.50%
Mombasa

This is a sweet, juicy variation on the Mombasa Club Gin recipe, now featuring strawberries at its core! Perfect for the summer months - pour over ice with plenty of tonic water and a few fresh…  More info

Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition
$32.50

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