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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 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.

Seagram's Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Seagram's

Since I acquired a quantity of Seagram's American gin for myself, everybody has helped themselves without reimbursing me for my purchase. This kind of behaviour happens frequently, and whilst you…  More info

Seagram's Extra Dry Gin
2
$26.20

Inverroche Amber Gin

70cl, 43%
Inverroche

Made in the same way as Inverroche's Verdant Gin, except this time the Fynbos botanicals from the Cape Floral Kingdom used are from coastal areas as opposed to the mountainous region. These South…  More info

Inverroche Amber Gin
$44.96

Brecon Special Reserve Gin

70cl, 40%
Penderyn

A Welsh gin made at the famous whisky distillery, Penderyn. This is flavoured with Juniper from Macedonia, orange peel from Spain, Chinese cassia bark, Sri Lankan liquorice, Madagascan cinnamon,…  More info

Brecon Special Reserve Gin
10
$22.29

Willem Barentsz Premium Gin

70cl, 43%
Willem Barentsz

Named after Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz, this is a gin made with juniper, jasmine, coriander seed, angelica, orange, almond, liquorice, cassia and orris root. It was created by Michael Claessens…  More info

Willem Barentsz Premium Gin
$36.83

Friday Chic Gin

70cl, 40%
Friday Chic Gin

A Portuguese gin produced in the Bairrada wine region that uses vine leaf as a botanical alongside juniper, cardamom, rose petals and orange blossom. A fun fact is that the smart bottles are produced…  More info

Friday Chic Gin
$41.04

Spring Gin Ladies Edition

50cl, 38.30%
Spring Gin

A 'Ladies' edition of Spring Gin made with a different botanical selection, including white peach and rare China White Monkey Silver Needle Tea, and bottled at a lower abv.  More info

Spring Gin Ladies Edition
$69.20

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Windspiel

A German gin made with lovingly well-crafted potato spirit, using potatoes grown in rich volcanic soil. For botanicals they use a combination of juniper, lemon, ginger, coriander, lavender, cinnamon…  More info

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin
1
$47.21

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin

70cl, 43.40%
Daffy's

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight botanicals for…  More info

Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin
10
$38.69

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur

70cl, 18.50%
Foxdenton Estate

Produced by the wonderful Foxdenton Estate, this is a smartly packaged bottle of their excellent Damson Gin - a rich, jammy, fruity spirit which works beautifully in a Damson Fizz (a mix of Champagne…  More info

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur
$26.28

Gordon's Crisp Cucumber Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Gordon's

This superbly crisp, aromatic cucumber-flavoured gin was launched by Gordon's in 2013. It is based on Gordon's classic London Dry Gin and is flavoured naturally with cucumber. The result is something…  More info

Gordon's Crisp Cucumber Gin
5
$20.95

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1

70cl, 45%
East London Liquor Company

The East London Liquor Company's Premium Batch gins offer variations on their regular recipe - a rather exciting undertaking for such a new distillery! Batch 1 is once again made with 100% British…  More info

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1
1
$34.02

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A special edition of Shetland Reel Gin, made on the Sheltand island of Unst, which is made with seaweed! Harvested locally, they wash it and dry it before distilling it alongide some of their regular…  More info

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent
1
$39.94

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
1
$34.58

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.60%
Sipsmith

Produced in the workshop previously used by the late, great Michael Jackson (whisky writer, not Moonwalker), this super-small-batch artisinal Gin is flavoured with restraint, making it easier for the…  More info

Sipsmith London Dry Gin
5
$32.24

Pickering's Gin 1947

70cl, 42%
Pickering's

Made to the original Pickering's Gin recipe recorded in India in 1947 the nine botanicals are juniper, coriander, cardamom, fennel, anise, lemon, lime, cloves and cinnamon (in place of the angelica…  More info

Pickering's Gin 1947
$32.93

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

70cl, 41.80%
Four Pillars Distillery

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is made in a small distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. Everything the Four Pillars distillers make is based around their four pillars - the still, the water, the…  More info

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
9
$43.81

Bloom Gin

70cl, 40%
G&J Greenall

Bloom Gin is a superb London Dry Gin produced by Greenall's and named "Bloom" in reference to the floral nature of its botanicals: honeysuckle, pomelo and chamomile. In 2010 it was awarded a Platinum…  More info

Bloom Gin
8
$28.47

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Barrel Aged

50cl, 43.70%
Filliers

Made by Belgian distillers, Filliers, their Barrel Aged Gin is made with the Dry Gin 28, featuring 28 carefully considered botanicals and the essential juniper berry, which has been matured for…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Barrel Aged
1
$38.43

Fifty Pounds Gin

70cl, 43.50%
Thames Distillers

This is fifty... Fifty Pounds gin is distilled in small quantities, and in single batches. The name comes from the time of George II and the 1736 Gin Act, when a 50 pound tax was levied on those…  More info

Fifty Pounds Gin
5
$35.91

Cold River Gin

75cl, 47%
Maine Distilleries

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

Cold River Gin
$46.54

BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set

100cl, 42%
BTW

Well this is pretty awesome isn't it? Four bottles of craft tonic along with four small bottles of fantastic gins! What more could you want? BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set Contents- 4x BTW Tonic…  More info

BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set
$38.43

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
34
$37.32

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
2
$22.52

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan…  More info

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
$39.52

Hayman's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Hayman Distillers

A traditional Sloe gin from Hayman's, this is made by steeping the sloes in Hayman's gin before blending with natural sugar. Bittersweet and intense in flavour, we love it.  More info

Hayman's Sloe Gin
2
$22.48

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