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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.

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
4
$31.03

Tanqueray Rangpur

70cl, 41.3%
Tanqueray

Something different here from Tanqueray. This gin is flavoured with Rangpur limes, also known as a mandarin orange. These highly acidic fruits, actually orange in colour, impart a fresh, zesty zing…  More info

Tanqueray Rangpur
9
$25.94

Buss No.509 Raspberry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Buss Spirits

The first gin released from the Buss No.509 gin range. This Belgian gin features Juniper, Coriander, liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamon, Iris, Orange, Lemon and Raspberry as botanicals. Though…  More info

Buss No.509 Raspberry Gin
$47.29

Darnley's View Spiced Gin

70cl, 42.7%
Wemyss Malts

This cinnamon and nutmeg led London Dry Gin from Wemyss is bottled at 42.7% to add to its warming character.  More info

Darnley's View Spiced Gin
3
$31.21

Silverback Mountain Strength Gin

70cl, 46%
Gorilla Spirits

Silverback Mountain Strength Gin is produced in Four Marks, Hampshire, by the Gorilla Spirits Co., using a base of 100% British wheat spirit and featuring juniper, angelica, calamus root, sweet…  More info

Silverback Mountain Strength Gin
13
$38.32

Wight Mermaids Gin

70cl, 42%
Isle of Wight Distillery

A gin with a sense of place, being made with Isle of Wight rock samphire and Boadicea hops alondside juniper, coriander seeds, fresh lemon zest, grains of paradise, angelica, liquorice, orris and…  More info

Wight Mermaids Gin
2
$37.61

Hernö Sloe Gin

50cl, 30%
Hernö

A sloe gin from the multi-award winning Swedish gin producers Hernö. It's made with Hernö gin and organic sloe berries as well as local honey to add a little sweetness for balance.  More info

Hernö Sloe Gin
$40.75

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin

70cl, 43%
Ron de Jeremy

A gin joins the Ron de Jeremy range! Hedgehog Gin (the Hedgehog is Ron's nickname, by the way) is made with botanicals including damiana, ginseng and guarana (which are of course described as "mojo…  More info

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin
$35.52

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin

70cl, 38.6%
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
$25.17

Smooth Ambler Double-Barrel Gin

70cl, 49.5%
Smooth Ambler

From the superb Smooth Ambler craft distillery out in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, comes their Double-Barrel Gin. It starts out life as their classic Greenbrier Gin (featuring a botanical…  More info

Smooth Ambler Double-Barrel Gin
$57.49

Hepple Gin

70cl, 45%
Moorland Spirit Company

Hepple Gin is crafted using a rather intricate production method, which includes pot stills, vacuum distillation and a super-critical CO2 extraction process! A base spirit is distilling in a pot…  More info

Hepple Gin
3
$37.61

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
10
$24.37

Blind Tiger Imperial Secrets

50cl, 45%
Deluxe Distillery

A rather aromatic edition of Blind Tiger Gin (the name is inspired by the days of Prohibition). Their Imperial Secrets expression features a selection of classic gin botanicals, as well as three…  More info

Blind Tiger Imperial Secrets
$37.61

Pinkster Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
11
$31.74

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
6
$31.34

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Hawthorn's

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin takes inspiration from the creator's seafaring grandfather, a commander in the British Navy during the war. According the label, his maritime boast was that he was sunk…  More info

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin
6
$19.82

Pinkster Gin Limited Edition

70cl, 37.5%
Pinkster

A limited edition bottling of Pinkster Gin, perfect for giving to that special someone on Valentine's Day. Pinkster Gin is made with a small selection of botanicals, including raspberries which are…  More info

Pinkster Gin Limited Edition
$35.63

Pickering's Gin

70cl, 42%
Pickering's

Pickering's Gin is distilled in Edinburgh using a recipe found on a piece of paper which was written in 1947. After finely-tuning the ingredients, featuring botanicals like Juniper, Lemon, Lime,…  More info

Pickering's Gin
2
$30.54

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)
14
$36.45

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
22
$24.41

Death's Door Gin

70cl, 47%
Death's Door

A fantastic American gin for all your martini needs. Death's Door Gin is made with a base spirit of wheat from Washington Island and malted barley from Wisconsin, as well as a small selection of…  More info

Death's Door Gin
1
$43.16

Brooklyn Gin

70cl, 40%
Brooklyn Craft Works

Brooklyn Gin is a rather vibrant gin from New York, made by three chaps using 'hand-cracked' juniper and fresh citrus peels (rather than frozen or dried peels). With big, well-rounded notes of citrus…  More info

Brooklyn Gin
$52.26

Elemental Cornish Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cornish Gin Distillery

Cornwall has long been the number 1 destination for coastal getaways, greenhouse biomes and clotted cream, but a new distillery is looking to put it on the map for something perhaps even more…  More info

Elemental Cornish Gin
5
$37.30

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
$41.79

Helsinki Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Helsinki Distilling Company

A small batch Finnish gin from Helsinki's first distillery in over a century! Kai Kilpinen, Mikko Mykkänen and Séamus Holohan are the chaps to thank, whilst the gin itself is made with seven…  More info

Helsinki Dry Gin
1
$29.24

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