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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.

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
$61.88

Whittaker's Gin - Pink Peculier

70cl, 42%
Whittaker's Gin

A variation on the Whittaker's Gin recipe incorporating pink peppercorn and hibiscus, resulting in a faint pink hue.  More info

Whittaker's Gin - Pink Peculier
$34.86

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)
$32.36

Thomas Dakin Manchester Gin

70cl, 42%
G&J Greenall

Made with eleven botanicals including juniper, orange peel, English coriander, angelica, cubeb pepper and liquorice as well as "a hint of red cole" aka horseradish! It's named after Thomas Dakin, who…  More info

Thomas Dakin Manchester Gin
11
$39.83

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange

1cl, 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
$45.78

Citadelle Gin

70cl, 44%
Citadelle

A premium gin, Citadelle was originally developed in a Dunkirk distillery in the late 18th Century, and at the time Dunkirk was one of the earliest European ports for explorers of the Orient, who…  More info

Citadelle Gin
3
$32.16

Zymurgorium Extra Rhubarb & Cranberry Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)

50cl, 20%
The Zymurgorium

A gin liqueur from Manchester made with local rhubarb, gooseberries and gin (made with British juniper and over 20 other botanicals). Enjoy over ice topped up with lemonade or for a twist on a…  More info

Zymurgorium Extra Rhubarb & Cranberry Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)
$28.21

Martin Miller's 9 Moons

35cl, 40%
Millers

The Martin Miller's Gin chaps have made a foray into cask-aging their gin! Their 9 Moons Cask Aged Gin is matured in bourbon casks for 9 months (or 9 moons, if you prefer) in the cool climes of…  More info

Martin Miller's 9 Moons
$50.00

Glendalough Wild 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 Wild Spring Botanical Gin
$41.21

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
12
$38.18

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
$48.13

Puerto de Indias Dry Gin - Pure Black Edition

70cl, 40%
Los Alcores de Carmona

Puerto de Indias Black Edition is made with citrus, jasmine and vanilla for creating more floral G&Ts. This edition is bottled at the slightly ABV of 40% (their classic edition is bottled at 37.5%…  More info

Puerto de Indias Dry Gin - Pure Black Edition
$30.55

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
6
$32.47

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
$28.15

7 Dials London Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
London Gin Club

This London dry gin is named after the famous crossroads in the St Giles parish of London. Seven Dials sits between St Giles and Soho. The area was urbanised in the late 1600s where seven streets…  More info

7 Dials London Dry Gin
3
$43.61

Lady Adler Chiltern Gin

50cl, 40%
Wayfarer's Spirits

A rather handsome gin here from the south of England, featuring a label that looks somewhat like those lovely old posters you'd find in train stations advertising places like Bridlington and…  More info

Lady Adler Chiltern Gin
$26.41

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
2
$37.54

Adnams First Rate Gin

70cl, 48%
Adnams

A fabulous higher-than-average proof gin from the Southwold-based Adnams Brewery. Big and full-bodied, and rated Best New Product at the CLASS Magazine Awards 2011.  More info

Adnams First Rate Gin
5
$34.96

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin

70cl, 41.7%
Langley's

Named after the number of botanicals used, the final abv chosen was also supposedly the eighth tasted from a final shortlist of twelve possible percentages. It is aimed at the sophisticated male gin…  More info

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin
4
$32.30

J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin

70cl, 38.6%
Halewood International

A massively herbaceous gin from the J.J. Whitley range - nettle isn't often a flavour seen in gins, so we're rather intrigued by this one...  More info

J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin
1
$20.17

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
$38.79

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
$29.85

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
$38.28

Slingsby London Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Slingsby

Slingsby is a London Dry Gin that's proudly from the Yorkshire town of Harrogate. Launched in August 2015, it's made with water from the Harrogate aquifer, pure grain spirit and 24 botanicals and…  More info

Slingsby London Dry Gin
1
$42.53

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
$24.48

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