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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.

The West Winds Gin - The Sabre

70cl, 40%
The West Winds Gin

The Sabre comes from The West Winds Gin range in Australia, envisioned by Jason Chan, Paul White, Jeremy Spencer and James Clark. For the Sabre, they use a selection of classic botanicals including…  More info

The West Winds Gin - The Sabre
1
$38.55

Xoriguer Mahon Gin

70cl, 38%
Xoriguer

Xoriguer is a classic gin from Mahon, Menorca, first made for British sailors whom were stationed on the island in the 18th century who were hankering for some gin (happens to all of us every once in…  More info

Xoriguer Mahon Gin
1
$25.32

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
$38.55

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
$28.63

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
$42.68

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin

50cl, 44%
Ferdinand

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin features a particularly intricate recipe, with 30 different botanicals in the mix, including thyme, sloe and rose hip, among (many) others. As if that wasn't enough, the…  More info

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin
6
$53.17

5th Gin Fire

70cl, 42%
Atmosphera

The 5th Gin London dry range contains Earth, Water, Air and Fire releases, taking inspiration from the classical elements. Fire is infused with red berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and…  More info

5th Gin Fire
$34.38

City of London Christopher Wren Gin

70cl, 45.30%
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
$46.27

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
$42.73

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
$37.44

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2014

50cl, 29%
Sipsmith

Sipsmith Sloe Gin is produced each year with wild sloe berries that are hand-picked during autumn. Their London Dry Gin is then infused with all those yummy sloes for each delicious vintage release!  More info

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2014
$25.63

Two Birds London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Two Birds' Mark Gamble has set out to bottle his passion for the British Countryside with a range of small batch spirits. Using a still he designed and built himself, he uses juniper and 4 other…  More info

Two Birds London Dry Gin
4
$32.61

Sipsmith V.J.O.P.

70cl, 57.70%
Sipsmith

All hail the juniper berry! If, like us, you think the juniper berry is a proper champion of the botanical world, then you'll love Sipsmith's V.J.O.P., which is jam packed with the fresh, peppery…  More info

Sipsmith V.J.O.P.
2
$43.92

Buss No.509 Pink Grapefruit Gin

70cl, 40%
Buss Spirits

Packed with citrus notes, this Buss No.509 Gin features red Californian grapefruit as a botanical, along with Juniper, Coriander, Liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamom, Iris, Orange and Lemon.…  More info

Buss No.509 Pink Grapefruit Gin
$49.85

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers

18cl, 45.20%
Drinks by the Dram

Last year Drinks by the Dram launched the best Christmas Crackers ever invented (ever). Now they're releasing an entire range! Love gin? You'll be wanting this set filled with different amazing…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers
$52.88

Manchester Three Rivers Gin

70cl, 40%
Manchester Three Rivers

Manchester Three Rivers Gin is made in the heart of the city (in a railway arch in the Green Quarter), using a combination of 11 botanicals in their 450 litre Holstein copper pot still.  More info

Manchester Three Rivers Gin
8
$39.54

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
$39.65

Old Raj Dry Gin (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 55%
WM Cadenhead

A premium strength Scottish gin flavoured with saffron - one of the world's most prized commodities. It has a gently spicy flavour, and a faintly yellow hue.  More info

Old Raj Dry Gin (WM Cadenhead)
4
$30.82

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
$38.88

Williams Chase Pink Grapefruit Gin

70cl, 40%
Williams Chase

Love your gin to have up-front deliciousness of grapefruit zest? Well Williams Chase have just the tipple for you - their very own Pink Grapefruit Gin! Perfect for a G&T on a hot summer afternoon,…  More info

Williams Chase Pink Grapefruit Gin
$40.38

Hayman's Old Tom Gin

70cl, 40%
Hayman Distillers

A classic Old Tom Gin from Hayman Distillers. This is an old-fashioned, sweeter style gin from the 18th Century, and it has recently risen in popularity thanks to its assocation with classic gin…  More info

Hayman's Old Tom Gin
4
$24.36

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball Navy Strength

70cl, 57.20%
Edinburgh Gin

The folks behind Edinburgh Gin have been rather busy as of late, setting up a distillery in the heart of Edinburgh and getting a new gin ready for us to enjoy. And here it is - Edinburgh Gin…  More info

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball Navy Strength
$43.51

Spirit of Hven Organic Gin

50cl, 40%
Spirit of Hven

A top quality, handcrafted gin from the Swedish island of Hven, situated in the Öresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden. It is an organic wheat gin that is both pot distilled and oak matured with…  More info

Spirit of Hven Organic Gin
5
$36.67

Origin - Zlatibor, Serbia

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single-botanical Origin London Dry Gin, made using juniper which was grown in Zlatibor, Serbia. The Origin range lets gin enthusiasts explore the impact that juniper's terroir (or origin) has on…  More info

Origin - Zlatibor, Serbia
$39.65

Strane London Dry Gin - Uncut Strength - Batch 2

50cl, 76%
Smögen

This is the Strane London Dry Gin Uncut Strength - a particularly intense Swedish gin which has been bottled at an eye-watering 76% ABV. Made with the same botanical selection as their classic…  More info

Strane London Dry Gin - Uncut Strength - Batch 2
2
$64.09

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