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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.

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Pine Blossom

50cl, 42.6%
Filliers

From Belgian distillers Filliers' comes another variation on their Dry Gin 28, this time featuring a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through its centre. Rich and earthy, the Filliers' Dry Gin 28…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Pine Blossom
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$39.46

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Seasonal Tangerine Edition

50cl, 43.7%
Filliers

Based on the original Filliers Dry Gin 28 recipe, this seasonal edition has been created by Master Distiller Pedro Saez Del Burgo using the finest tangerines from Valencia, harvested exclusively…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Seasonal Tangerine Edition
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$39.47

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin

50cl, 26%
Filliers

A sloe gin from the brilliant Belgian distillery, Filliers. Whilst you might see sloe gin as a purely British commodity, like fish & chips or tweed jackets, the talented folks at Filliers certainly…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin
$31.15

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection

250cl, 40.4%
Filliers

You may have noticed that there are a fair few variants of Filliers' excellent Dry Gin 28, and now the entire oeuvre comes in one handy box set! If you only buy one Filliers gin, buy this one, which…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection
$155.93

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom and Glass Set

50cl, 42.6%
Filliers

A stylish presentation of the Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom, which features a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through it. Superbly refreshing in a tall G&T, and stands out in cocktails that…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom and Glass Set
$40.51

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set

50cl, 43.7%
Filliers

The award-winning Dry Gin 28 Tangerine returns for 2014, along with a handsome branded glass in this bright, sprightly set. The Belgian, citrus-forward gin features a recipe based on their Dry…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set
$40.51

Finest Sloe Gin (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

50cl, 27%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

This is a delicious sloe-flavoured gin liqueur from London's top wine merchants, Berry Brothers and Rudd. It was made with the best wild, ripe sloe berries.  More info

Finest Sloe Gin (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$25.94

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin

70cl, 47%
Finsbury

Finsbury London Gin is a dry gin made to an 18th Century method and a recipe which remains a very well-kept secret. Anyway, it is a rich, aromatic spirit with perfumed flavours that leave it…  More info

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin
$26.07

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin 1l

100cl, 47%
Finsbury

Finsbury 47 Platinum is a London dry gin made with a selection of botanicals which includes juniper, lemon, coriander and more, and bottled at 47% ABV. The Finsbury name dates back hundreds of years…  More info

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin 1l
$41.62

Finsbury Gin Export Strength 1l

100cl, 60%
Finsbury

An export strength bottling of Finsbury Gin, presented at 60% ABV. This’ll certainly stand out in cocktails…  More info

Finsbury Gin Export Strength 1l
$38.62

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l

100cl, 37.5%
Finsbury

An old London dry brand dating back to 1740 that may take it's name from the fact that the Borough of Finsbury is the location of the Clerkenwell springs at the heart of London's traditional gin…  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l
$22.36

Firkin Gin Islay Cask

70cl, 46%
Gleann Mór

Firkin Gin from the Gleann Mór chaps, rested in Islay whisky casks, imparting familiar peaty notes alongside classic cask-age-gin-style vanilla-y hints. This'll be good with ginger ale, we reckon...  More info

Firkin Gin Islay Cask
$45.57

Fishers Gin

50cl, 44%
Fishers Gin

London dry gin from the Suffolk coast, made with a barley base alongside classic gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, orange and lemon peels) as well as some not-so-classic botanicals - spignel, rock…  More info

Fishers Gin
$48.88

Fords London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Thames Distillers

Fords London Dry Gin comes to us from the Thames Distillers in London with help from Simon Ford of The 86 Co., the chaps behind Aylebury Duck Vodka. For the botanical selection, the distillers cast…  More info

Fords London Dry Gin
$30.93

Forest Dry Gin - Autumn

50cl, 42%
Forest Spirits

One of the four seasonally-themed gins from the Forest Dry Gin series, created by Belgian sommelier, Jurgen Lijcops. This is the Autumn edition. Each of the expressions are made with the same…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Autumn
$39.47

Forest Dry Gin - Spring

50cl, 42%
Forest Spirits

The four editions of Forest Dry Gin each feature the same botanical selection, just with different recipes to highlight the personality of each particular season. This is the Spring edition, a…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Spring
$39.47

Forest Dry Gin - Winter

50cl, 45%
Forest Spirits

One of four gin release for the Forest Dry Gin range, created by Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops, each one capturing the character of a particular season - this is the Winter edition. The four…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Winter
$39.47

Forest Gin

70cl, 42%
Forest Gin

Forest Gin is family-created small batch gin, produced by Lindsay and Karl Bond. To make it, they steep some classic gin botanicals (including organic juniper berries and coriander seeds) in organic…  More info

Forest Gin
4
$55.07

Four Pillars Barrel Aged Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Four Pillars Distillery

A barrel aged gin from the small Four Pillars distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. It's created using the same four pillars that their regular gin is based around - the still (called Wilma), the…  More info

Four Pillars Barrel Aged Gin
$59.15

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

70cl, 37.8%
Four Pillars Distillery

This intriguing treat is the delicious result of mixing Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes. What the Australian distillers did was steep the grapes in the gin for eight weeks,…  More info

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
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$41.54

Four Pillars Gin Navy Strength

70cl, 58.8%
Four Pillars Distillery

A Navy Strength addition to the Four Pillars range of gins distilled in Australia! Not only has this been bottled at an intense 58.8% ABV, they've also added finger limes to their botanical selection…  More info

Four Pillars Gin Navy Strength
$51.95

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

70cl, 41.8%
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
10
$41.44

Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin - Bartender Series

70cl, 43.8%
Four Pillars Distillery

The first release from Four Pillars' Bartender Series is the Spiced Negroni Gin! This was developed with Jason from Sydney's The Rook Bar and Four Pillars distiller Cameron, with the intent on making…  More info

Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin - Bartender Series
$43.95

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur

70cl, 18.5%
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
$24.86

Foxdenton Estate Sloe Gin

70cl, 27%
Foxdenton Estate

A delicious sloe gin from Foxdenton. This is no sweet liqueur, this is a real, dry gin which is destined for neat sipping, or cocktails. It is only gently sweetened with sugar, and is made with…  More info

Foxdenton Estate Sloe Gin
$25.48

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