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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 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.

Dutch gin, known as jenever or genever, is a distinctive style of gin, which must be at least partly distilled from barley malt in a pot still. The result is a gin which bares marked semblance to whisky.

Did you know?... ...The Gin and Tonic became a popular means of taking quinine (present in cinchona bark used to make tonic) to prevent malaria.

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Beefeater 24
(70cl, 45%)
A more recent addition to the Beefeater range. When creating Beefeater 24, Desmond Payne knew he had to come up with something totally different for his selection of botanicals. He used tea! The 12...  More info
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The Warner Edwards distillers in Northamptonshire have brought us another flavour of excellent gin - they've been rather prolific since they started in 2012, haven't they? This time, they've gone all...  More info
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Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin, was inspired by a walk in Burleigh Wood, where master distiller Jamie Baxter happened to come across silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris. From...  More info
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This Gift Pack comes with a 70cl bottle of Martin Miller's Gin, distilled in England and shipped to Iceland to be mixed with their spring water, and a long-stemmed glass with the Martin Miller logo on...  More info
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The City of London Distillery is a new distillery situated in the heart of the City of London. This fantastic new gin is made from a citrus forward selection of botanicals including: juniper...  More info
$46.03
Napue Gin
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The "Adventurous Rye Rye Gentlemen" at the Kyrö Distillery in Isokyrö, Finland produce the small batch Napue Gin using rye grain and the finest botanicals which give off a nose rich in meadow sweet...  More info
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A fabulous London Dry Gin from Foxdenton. The distillers have for many years been suppliers to Tottering Hall, where Lady Tottering has a famous penchant for gin. This is the special recipe made for...  More info
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Combining the floral, fresh notes of gin and the rich, oak-y notes of whisky, Strathearn's Oaked Highland Gin is a gin that whisky lovers could certainly get behind. Exciting stuff from Scotland's...  More info
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The guys at the Sacred Spirits Company have created this festive themed (and slightly insane)gin. They've taken high quality English grain spirit and infused an 8kg Christmas pudding in it for two...  More info
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$51.09
NB Gin
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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
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Heritage Organic Doug Fir Gin is a massively fragrant expression, loving made by Bainbridge Distillers in Washington State, USA. The botanicals used for Heritage are all organically grown by family...  More info
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Big Gin
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Everything is bigger in America. The buildings, the movies and evidently even the gins cut an imposing figure, and Big Gin from Captive Spirits in Washington is certainly no slouch in that respect...  More info
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Cold River Gin
(75cl, 47%)
Cold River Gin is a beautifully crisp, tangy, fruity quaff from the folks over at Maine Distilleries. This is made with potato-based spirit, and is flavoured with traditional favourites like...  More info
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From Belgian distillers Filliers' comes another variation on their Dry Gin 28, this time featuring a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through its centre. Rich and earthy, the Filliers' Dry Gin 28...  More info
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Gordon Castle Gin
(70cl, 43%)
Small-batch, hand-crafted gin from the Gordon Castle along the River Spey, featuring botanicals grown in the estate's Walled Garden. Mint, lavender and gooseberry are among the botanical selection...  More info
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Darnley's View Gin
(70cl, 40%)
A crisp, tasty, London Dry Gin created by Wemyss! Darnley's is named after the time when Mary Queen of Scots first met her future husband Lord Darnley at Wemyss Castle in 1565.  More info
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Boodles British Gin
(70cl, 40%)
This London Dry Gin, repackaged and rejuvenated under new ownership in 2013, takes its name from Boodle's gentleman’s club in St. James's, London and is now produced at the Greenalls...  More info
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Gilt Gin is made by the same Scottish company which makes the famous Valt Vodka. It's based on single malt spirit, which is distilled five times from nothing but malted barley.  More info
$43.43
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
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Foxdenton Raspberry Gin
(70cl, 21.50%)
Raspberry Gin from the Foxdenton Estate created from their excellent London Dry Gin.  More info
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Oxley Gin
(100cl, 47%)
Perhaps the most innovative Gin yet? Oxley Gin is distilled under vacuum, meaning that the Distillate boils at -5 degrees Celsius, and re-condenses at -100 Celsius. The result of all this...  More info
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Hayman's decided to create the Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin following demand for higher strength spirits from bartenders and is named after the old Naval base in Deptford, East London.  More info
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Zuidam Dutch Courage
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Zuidam's wonderfully named Dutch Courage is a rich dry gin from Holland. It is based on grain spirit, which is flavoured with the very best botanicals. Made in small batches, this is a crisp and...  More info
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