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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.

Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Los Alcores de Carmona

Combining notes of juniper and strawberry, this is a vibrantly fruit-forward Spanish gin - evidently made by accident after trying to create a strawberry liqueur! Very light and sweet, this should…  More info

Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin
$36.68

Rock Rose Gin - Summer Edition

70cl, 41.5%
Dunnet Bay

The concept of Rock Rose Summer Edition was to create a citrusy gin using botanicals from the Dunnet Bay distillery's garden instead of any actual citrus peels. After a year of planning, these…  More info

Rock Rose Gin - Summer Edition
$39.24

Hoxton Gin

70cl, 40%
Hoxton Distillery

Hoxton Gin has new packaging and a new recipe too, with the coconut slightly dialled down. Coconut and grapefruit are still key botanicals, of course.  More info

Hoxton Gin
$26.89

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
6
$41.09

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
9
$33.19

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin (70cl)

70cl, 44%
Warner Edwards

Produced on the Falls Farm in Northamptonshire by Warner Edwards, Harrington Dry is a delicious gin. It's based on barley spirit which is flavoured with eleven botanicals sourced from farms in Wales…  More info

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin (70cl)
13
$36.94

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
$34.51

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
$41.32

Gin Gold 999.9

70cl, 40%
Gin Gold

Gin Gold 999.9 is homage to a gin created in the early 20th century which was said to have been made in a pot still made of gold! This expression has been made in Alsace with a selection of…  More info

Gin Gold 999.9
$49.59

Spitfire Heritage Gin

70cl, 40%
Spitfire Heritage

"A 1930s retro gin" made in celebration of a decade that also saw the birth of possibly the most iconic aeroplane of all. Botanicals include juniper, sweet and bitter orange peels, almond, borage,…  More info

Spitfire Heritage Gin
$46.29

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

50cl, 43%
The Shed Distillery

An Irish gin from made with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom and star anise as well as vapour infused oriental lemon and lime, fresh grapefruit and gunpowder tea!…  More info

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
2
$33.41

Elephant Sloe Gin

50cl, 35%
Elephant Gin

The Elephant Gin herd has a new member - Elephant Sloe Gin! A variant on the gin's recipe, with sloe berries macerated in the mix to give it the classic dark hue and rich, juicy flavour profile, this…  More info

Elephant Sloe Gin
1
$33.88

Portobello Road No. 171 Gin

70cl, 42%
Portobello Star

This gin was released by the award-wining Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, home of the Ginsitute. This is a place where one can learn an awful lot about gin, so you would expect Portobello Road No.…  More info

Portobello Road No. 171 Gin
8
$24.70

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
3
$63.58

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
$49.85

G'Vine Floraison Gin

70cl, 40%
G’Vine

Produced in the French region of Cognac, G'Vine is a hint as to what this unique gin contains. It's actually infused with Ugni Blanc grape, as well as some more standard botanicals including ginger…  More info

G'Vine Floraison Gin
6
$36.64

FEW Barrel Gin

70cl, 46.5%
FEW Spirits

This is a stunning American gin, made by FEW Spirits in Illinois, USA. It was aged in oak barrels, and the result of this is an increased level of sweetness, complexity and spice. In fact, you could…  More info

FEW Barrel Gin
2
$52.98

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
$42.37

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1

70cl, 45%
East London Liquor Company

The East London Liquor Company's Premium Batch gins offer variations on their regular recipe - a rather exciting undertaking for such a new distillery! Batch 1 is once again made with 100% British…  More info

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1
3
$32.82

Blackwoods 2012 Vintage Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Blackwoods

Blackwoods' 2012 vintage gin comes in their zingy new packaging! It is made in the Shetlands using handpicked Shetland botanicals including juniper, angelica, marsh marigold, coriander, meadow sweet…  More info

Blackwoods 2012 Vintage Dry Gin
1
$21.72

Berkeley Square Gin Limited Release

70cl, 46%
G&J Greenall

A limited edition release of Berkeley Square Gin, which takes its name from one of foggy London town's most illustrious addresses and features basil, kaffir lime leaves and lavender. However, after…  More info

Berkeley Square Gin Limited Release
1
$35.74

Aviation Gin

70cl, 42%
Aviation Gin

A batch distilled Gin from America, Aviation Gin offers a Dutch style and it was distilled from rye and flavoured with Juniper, Lavender, Anise, Sarsaparilla, Orange peel and Cardamom.  More info

Aviation Gin
3
$35.88

Firkin Gin Islay Cask

70cl, 46%
Gleann Mór

Firkin Gin from the Gleann Mór chaps, rested in Islay whisky casks, imparting familiar peaty notes alongside classic cask-age-gin-style vanilla-y hints. This'll be good with ginger ale, we reckon...  More info

Firkin Gin Islay Cask
$46.48

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin

70cl, 43.2%
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
$34.46

VOR Barrel Aged Gin

50cl, 47%
Eimverk Distillery

A barrel aged edition of VOR Gin from Iceland! The botanicals for this marvellously complex gin include juniper, angelic root, kale, rhubarb, sweet kelp, creeping thyme, crowberries, Iceland moss and…  More info

VOR Barrel Aged Gin
$34.95

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