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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.

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
$28.94

Gin Sul - Dry Gin

50cl, 43%
Vicentina GMBH

German gin made in Hamburg that spends it's days dreaming of the Algarve, where the lemons used in its production are grown. Mediterranean florals are also used in this 'nostalgic' (a loose…  More info

Gin Sul - Dry Gin
1
$38.64

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

50cl, 47%
Herno

We all know that juniper is fairly important when it comes to gin, similar to how words are important to books and marmalade is important to Paddington Bear. However, the Swedish artisan distillery…  More info

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin
3
$53.70

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
$29.46

Boatyard Double Gin

70cl, 46%
Boatyard

The first release from the Boatyard Distillery in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, is Boatyard Double Gin! It's made with an organically produced wheat spirit, which goes through a double contact…  More info

Boatyard Double Gin
$41.07

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin (70cl)

70cl, 40%
Warner Edwards

Warner Edwards Gin might be rather new, but they've already been winning awards, and what's more, they're already expanding their range with a scrummy Elderflower Gin! The two friends behind Warner…  More info

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin (70cl)
$32.04

Orkney Gin Company Mikkelmas

50cl, 41.3%
Orkney Gin Company

One of a pair of gins from the Orkney Gin Company inspired by the island - this one takes inspiration from the Mikkel Feast, which was traditionally celebrated from the 29th of September to the 12th…  More info

Orkney Gin Company Mikkelmas
$32.14

Macaronesian White Gin

70cl, 40%
Macaronesian Gin

A gin produced in the Canary Island using Macaronesian botanicals and water filtered through local volcanic rocks. Botanicals used include juniper, cardamom, angelica, liquorice, lemon peel and…  More info

Macaronesian White Gin
$37.26

Eden Mill Golf Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

Unsurprisingly, Eden Mill "The Spirit of St. Andrew's", have released a Golf Gin! With added hickory, as well as lemongrass, imagine it's been stirred with the finest wooden golf club and brings…  More info

Eden Mill Golf Gin
$32.86

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition

70cl, 42%
Masons

Unveiled in mid-2015, this is a Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin with a focus on the intense, fragrant and subtly sweet notes of lavender. Should be good for use in summer-y G&Ts and light, elegant cocktails.  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition
2
$38.60

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Thames Distillers

This is a very interesting London Dry Gin which is made to a recipe discovered by a Lieutenant Colonel Fox in 1859. The Colonel was a celebrated war hero, and today his name lives on in the form of…  More info

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin
$23.54

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition

70cl, 47.1%
The Lakes Distillery

Explore a limited edition gin from the Lakes Distillery in Cumbria! Their Lakes Gin Explorer Edition is made using a selection of 15 botanicals as well as 5 botanicals which are native to the Lake…  More info

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition
$42.10

Hendrick's Gin Minisculinity Gift Pack

35cl, 41.4%
Hendrick's

A charming gift pack of Hendricks Gin, which features cucumber as one of its primary ingredients, alongside cubeb, elderberries, yarrow, Bulgarian rose and more. This pack comes with a 35cl bottle of…  More info

Hendrick's Gin Minisculinity Gift Pack
$19.76

Durham Gin

70cl, 40%
Durham Distillery

"Rex Habit Extra, Quicquid Episcopus Habit Intra" as it says on the Durham distillery website. Brings back such memories of Durham. Oh, Durham... (Jake studied Ancient History at Durham and…  More info

Durham Gin
$27.42

W&H Botanic Kiss

70cl, 37.5%
Williams & Humbert

A gin initially released for the Spanish market but distilled at Langley's, Botanic uses Buddha's hand (a funky, fashionable and delicious Asian citrus fruit) as a key ingredient alongside the likes…  More info

W&H Botanic Kiss
$36.03

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
8
$26.13

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

An Old Tom Gin from the Gin lane 1751 range, created by the Bloomsbury Club and Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers. Sweeter than your standard gin, Old Tom gins are excellent in cocktails like the…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin
$21.91

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin

70cl, 40%
Strathearn

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

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin
2
$33.15

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange

70cl, 43%
Liverpool Distillery

A citrus-forward variation on the Liverpool Gin recipe, made with a generous helping of Valencia orange as one of its core botanicals. Obviously, this'll do well in a G&T garnished with an orange…  More info

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange
$45.32

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
$31.62

Bombay Sapphire

70cl, 40%
Bombay Spirits Company

One of the best known and most delicately perfumed gins in the world, Bombay Sapphire makes an excellent Martini, and is great as a base for a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Bombay Sapphire
8
$21.35

Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin

70cl, 40%
Sol de Los Andes

Although most of the botanicals used to make the Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin come from Misiones, Argentina, the gin itself is made in Mendoza. The botanicals include peppermint, eucalyptus,…  More info

Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin
4
$38.40

Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba

50cl, 47%
Deluxe Distillery

A Belgian gin created by the Deluxe Distillery, with a name that harks back to the days of Prohibition. For their Piper Cubeba Gin, they use a selection of botanicals which include cubeb pepper,…  More info

Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba
$37.89

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
$35.01

Bourbon Barreled Big Gin

75cl, 47%
Captive Spirits

After getting their heads around making a smooth but punchy gin with bags of juniper, the Washington craft distillers Captive Spirits have created Bourbon Barreled Big Gin. Rested for 6 months in…  More info

Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
$47.28

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