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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.

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
$35.93

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
$59.74

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A particularly citrus-forward edition of Shetland Reel Gin! The name has been inspired by the gorgeous amber skies above the Shetlands during the long summer days, known as 'Simmer Dim'.  More info

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
$36.49

McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

A very intriguing gin from the McQueen range, produced in Scotland using Chipotle and smoked chilli, along with lime and Bulgarian juniper. Spice and smoke are the core of this expression, though…  More info

McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin
$30.79

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
$37.65

Brecon Botanicals Gin

70cl, 43%
Penderyn

Brecon Botanicals Gin is a tasty Welsh gin made at the Penderyn distillery. It is based on pure grain spirit and a special selection of botanicals. The illustrations were specially engraved and…  More info

Brecon Botanicals Gin
4
$24.41

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
$21.06

Jensen Old Tom Gin

70cl, 43%
Jensen's

A soft, sweet gin harkening back to the mid 19th century. Jensen's Old Tom is naturally sweet with a great number of botanicals.  More info

Jensen Old Tom Gin
$26.68

Tarquin's The Tonquin Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Southwestern Distillery

The Tonquin from the Southwestern Distillery is a limited edition expression produced in Cornwall using familiar botanicals from the excellent Tarquin’s Handcrafted Cornish Gin but with the addition…  More info

Tarquin's The Tonquin Dry Gin
$30.84

Mature Your Own Gin Kit

100cl, 50%
Mature Your Own

If you've seen all the excitement and hubbub around cask-aged gin and wanted to get in on the action yourself, then this right here is a six-sided, cardboard-encased dream come true - the Mature Your…  More info

Mature Your Own Gin Kit
$95.54

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
5
$23.58

Maidstone Gin

70cl, 42%
Maiden

From the heart of the historic town of Maidstone in Kent comes Maidstone Gin, produced by the Maiden Distillery. They use a selection of botanicals which include Juniper, angelica root, cardamom,…  More info

Maidstone Gin
1
$41.65

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
9
$23.94

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin

70cl, 42%
Sibling

A rather striking triple distilled gin from Cheltenham, made by a team of four siblings! Produced at their state-of-the-art distillery, the gin's botanicals (which include juniper, vanilla, orange…  More info

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin
60
$34.89

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Royal Strength Gin

70cl, 47%
Gin Lane 1751

A higher-strength variant of the Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin, made with 8 botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, lemon, orange, cassia bark and star anise. With an ABV of 47%,…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Royal Strength Gin
1
$23.63

Shortcross Gin Small Batch Cask Aged

70cl, 44%
Rademon Estate Distillery

A cask aged edition of the Rademon Estate Distillery's Shortcross Gin, produced in Northern Ireland! The maturation of the gin has imparted a creaminess to the spirit, blending well with the…  More info

Shortcross Gin Small Batch Cask Aged
$40.05

Edgerton Blue Spice Gin

70cl, 43%
Edgerton

What do you create if you already have a successful Pink Gin? Why a Blue Gin of course! A more earthy offering with coriander notes, Edgerton Blue Spice Gin is said to be more masculine in character.  More info

Edgerton Blue Spice Gin
$25.59

Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition

70cl, 37.5%
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
$30.58

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
7
$49.56

Von Hallers Gin

50cl, 44%
Von Haller

Named after Albrecht von Haller, a famous physiologist and naturalist of the German enlightenment who founded the Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University in 1736 from whence the botanicals used…  More info

Von Hallers Gin
$33.45

Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Williams Chase

This dry, juniper led gin has been designed for the much loved G'n'T. Chase distil their Naked vodka from cider made from organically grown apples, they then distil their gin from the vodka. The…  More info

Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin
5
$28.22

Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur (Lyme Bay Winery)

35cl, 26%
Lyme Bay Winery

Made using hand picked sloes which are steeped in London gin and sugar, Lyme Bay Winery's Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur is a decadent way to enjoy the brilliant fruitiness of the noble sloe berry.  More info

Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur (Lyme Bay Winery)
$16.31

Scapegrace Goldilocks Gin

70cl, 57%
Scapegrace

A higher-strength variation on the Scapegrace Gin recipe, made in New Zealand using 12 botanicals (juniper, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, orris, cinnamon, cassia, angelica,…  More info

Scapegrace Goldilocks Gin
$55.96

Butler's Lemongrass & Cardamom Gin

50cl, 40%
Butler's

Butler's Gin adds most of its botanicals using infusion bags, which are placed into each 20 litre batch of juniper-flavoured spirit. The bags contain organic lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, star…  More info

Butler's Lemongrass & Cardamom Gin
3
$34.14

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
4
$34.77

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