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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.

Bernal Gin-Ber - 1960s

95cl, 36%
Bernal

Back in the 1960s, it seems people were a bit relaxed about coming up with new ideas for their labels, as this bottle of Bernal Gin-Ber seems to look almost exactly like classic Gordon's Yellow Label…  More info

Bernal Gin-Ber - 1960s
$263.48

Berry Good Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 23%

50cl, 23%
Berry Good

This is a Blackcurrant Liqueur produced by the Scottish company Berry Good. To create this refreshing libation, they infuse gin with Scottish blackcurrants, resulting in big, juicy notes of dark…  More info

Berry Good Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 23%
$30.80

Berry Good Raspberry Gin Liqueur

50cl, 24%
Berry Good

Scottish gin infused with raspberries from Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm at Nairn. Add tonic for a fresh summer serve.  More info

Berry Good Raspberry Gin Liqueur
$25.66

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 23.5%

50cl, 23.50%
Berry Good

The Berry Good folks in Scotland infuse gin with Scottish Strawberry to create this sweet liqueur, bottled at 23.5% ABV. Enjoy over crushed ice or combined with your favourite mixer if you prefer a…  More info

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 23.5%
$30.94

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 24%

50cl, 24%
Berry Good

From Scottish producer Berry Good comes a Strawberry liqueur made by infusing gin with Scottish strawberries. Enjoyable over ice or as part of a sweet, fruity cocktail.  More info

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 24%
$30.94

Bertola Dry Gin - 1970s

100cl, 38%
Bertola

Hey, Bertola Dry Gin from the 1970s! I'm not sure why, but I feel like I've seen a bottle that looks just like this one... Oh, of course, it must have taken some inspiration from this antique…  More info

Bertola Dry Gin - 1970s
$175.66

Big Gin

75cl, 47%
Captive Spirits

Everything is bigger in America. The buildings, the movies and evidently even the gins cut an imposing figure, and Big Gin from Captive Spirits in Washington is certainly no slouch in that respect.…  More info

Big Gin
$48.73

Bimber London Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Bimber

A London Dry Gin from the Bimber Distillery in London, made using their four-times distilled wheat vodka and a combination of 10 botanicals.  More info

Bimber London Dry Gin
$40.20

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Blackdown

Blackdown Hills sounds like a terrifying place where Gandalf would have done battle against a slightly eviler wizard, but it's actually where the fantastic Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin is produced.…  More info

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin
3
$36.54

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin

50cl, 46%
Blackwater Distillery Ltd.

Irish gin rested in tiny 50 litre juniper wood casks for 30 days! The small casks used are not scorched and are specially commissioned from Eastern Europe. As with their No.5 release, this gin uses…  More info

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin
$43.72

Blackwater No.5 Gin

50cl, 41.50%
Blackwater Distillery Ltd.

Blackwater No. 5 Gin is made in West Waterford, Ireland, by the Blackwater Distillery (which was set up by Peter Mulryan in 2015). Using their beautiful 300-litre still, charmingly named Sally, the…  More info

Blackwater No.5 Gin
6
$30.42

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
$24.99

Blackwoods 2012 Vintage Dry Gin Superior Strength

70cl, 60%
Blackwoods

Blackwoods Vintage Dry Gin is made with handpicked Shetland botanicals, from juniper to angelica, marsh marigold to the delightfully named sea pink. If you're looking for an extra zing in your gin,…  More info

Blackwoods 2012 Vintage Dry Gin Superior Strength
2
$41.75

Blind Tiger Imperial Secrets

50cl, 45%
Deluxe Distillery

A rather aromatic edition of Blind Tiger Gin (the name is inspired by the days of Prohibition). Their Imperial Secrets expression features a selection of classic gin botanicals, as well as three…  More info

Blind Tiger Imperial Secrets
$45.07

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
$45.07

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
7
$31.59

Bloomsbury Sloe Gin Liqueur

70cl, 29%
Bloomsbury

This is a bottle of the sloe gin liqueur. Sloes are small plum-like fruits that are extremely bitter however they are excellent for flavouring gins and making liqueurs such as this one here.  More info

Bloomsbury Sloe Gin Liqueur
$25.56

Blue Bottle Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Three Fingers

Blue Bottle Gin comes to us from the Three Fingers Distillery on the Island of Guernsey and features a selection of botanicals which include juniper, cubeb pepper, nutmeg and local gorse flowers. The…  More info

Blue Bottle Dry Gin
2
$55.11

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin

70cl, 47%
Philadelphia Distilling

A cask-aged edition of Bluecoat American Dry Gin from Philadelphia Distilling! They take their gin, made with earthy juniper, American citrus, coriander seed and angelica root, then leave it to age…  More info

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin
$56.05

Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Bobby's Gin Company

A Dutch gin which was launched in 2014, Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin features a recipe inspired by the creator's grandfather, Bobby Alfons. It's made with a combination of local and exotic ingredients,…  More info

Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin
5
$47.27

Bogart's Real English Gin

70cl, 45%
Rok Drinks ltd.

Bogart's Real English Gin is created in Cambridgeshire using a small selection of botanicals including juniper, 5 varieties of coriander(!), fresh citrus zests and crushed macadamia nuts. It's…  More info

Bogart's Real English Gin
$42.64

Bols Silver Top Dry Gin - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Bols

An old bottling of Silver Top Dry Gin from the 1980s, produced by Bols in the Netherlands. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item…  More info

Bols Silver Top Dry Gin - 1980s
$146.38

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Bols

A classic gin from Dutch distillers, Bols. Silver Top London Dry Gin has been enjoyed in Europe for decades - we've previously had some bottles from years gone by in our Antique Spirits collection...  More info

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin
$25.56

Bombay Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Bombay Spirits Company

Originally launched in 1959, Bombay's Dry Gin is made to the original recipe which preceded Bombay Sapphire. A more robust, traditional style and quite lovely it is too.  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin
2
$29.28

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
10
$25.63

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