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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 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.

Dutch gin, known as jenever or genever, is a distinctive style of gin, which must be at least partly distilled from barley malt in a pot still. The result is a gin which bares marked semblance to whisky.

Did you know?... ...The Gin and Tonic became a popular means of taking quinine (present in cinchona bark used to make tonic) to prevent malaria.

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Copperhead Gin
(50cl, 40%)
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
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$68.55
Cotswolds Dry Gin
(70cl, 46%)
The Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton is up and running - hooray! This is their Cotswolds Dry Gin, made with juniper, coriander and angelica root macerated in their pure wheat spirit for 24 hours...  More info
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$54.14
Cream Gin
(70cl, 43.80%)
The Black Cat's Martini is the signature cocktail of top London bar, the Worship Street Whistling Shop. They have teamed up with us to produce this delectable Cream Gin - the core ingredient in the...  More info
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$72.73
Crossbill Highland Dry Gin features a very simple botanical selection - 100% Scottish juniper berries and rosehip. That's it. In a time where some gins are made with a plethora of botanicals, it's...  More info
$58.79
D1 London Gin
(70cl, 40%)
D1 London Gin wonderfully marries classic aspects of the juniper-based spirit with contemporary characteristics. D. J. Limbrey Distilling Co. use a narrow cut of triple-distilled grain spirit and a...  More info
$65.76
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
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$54.53
Produced by Daniel Moreno in Brazil, this is a rare bottle of Damopa Dry Gin which was made in the 1950s. Thanks, Daniel!

Please note that the label does not state the volume or ABV of this product...  More info
$278.85
Here's something you definitely won't see every day - Bathtub Gin aged in a cask which previously held Oloroso Sherry and was used to finish the Darkness! Clynelish. It could only be from the Batshit...  More info
$46.40
Darnley's View Gin
(70cl, 40%)
A crisp, tasty, London Dry Gin created by Wemyss! Darnley's is named after the time when Mary Queen of Scots first met her future husband Lord Darnley at Wemyss Castle in 1565.  More info
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$43.11
Darnley's View Spiced Gin
(70cl, 42.70%)
This cinnamon and nutmeg led London Dry Gin from Wemyss is bottled at 42.7% to add to its warming character.  More info
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$43.30
The delicious Death's Door gin is incredibly simple, only featuring three botanicals (and that's including the juniper!). However, it still packs a brilliant flavour and is bottled at a higher abv...  More info
$63.90
An aged gin from the people who make Dictador Rum which is based on the forula of the company's former president, Dario Parra. After visiting the UK and enjoying what he decided to be God's drink (who...  More info
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$55.69
From the clever minds and talented hands that brought us Dictador Rum comes an aged Colombian in. Using a botanical selection based on the limon mandarino, a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a...  More info
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$64.99
Diplome Dry Gin
(70cl, 44%)
A gin out of time! Relaunched in 2013 using the same recipe that was perfected in 1945 during WWII; using spices sources from all over Europe and Morocco, macerated in pure beetroot alcohol and...  More info
$50.74
Dodd's Gin is The London Distillery Company's first gin produced solely in London, following the release of their Anglo-American Testbed 1 gin samples in 2012. It's named after Ralph Dodd, who back in...  More info
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$53.97
Don Pedro Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s in Spain. Just one of the cornucopia of collectible bottles in our antique spirits range.

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$185.90
A rare bottle of dry gin, produced in the 1960s by German Schnapps makers, Doornkaat before they were bought by Beretzen in 1992. The chap on the bottle looks pretty excited about finding such a rare...  More info
$185.90
Superbly bright, effortlessly cool and very popular with cocktail lovers. We're of course talking about Dorothy Parker, the legendary writer, poet and satirist, as well as talking about the New York...  More info
$61.89
Dr. J's Gin
(70cl, 45%)
An artisan gin from a very small distiller based in the village of Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, made in a hand-beaten copper still called Merlin... no really it is.  More info
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$49.45
Dry Fly Gin
(70cl, 40%)
Dry Fly Gin is made in Spokane, Washington, using a selection of intriguing local botanicals, including apples(!), mint and hops, as well as the more traditional coriander, lavender and juniper. Very...  More info
$57.24
A distilled Spanish gin dating from the early 1980s produced by Garvey.  More info
$74.36
An organic oak-aged gin from the Dà Mhìle Distillery in Wales, which is matured for 6 months in casks which previously held single grain whisky. This maturation brings depth and warming notes to the...  More info
$54.14
The signature gin from the East London Liquor Company, a distillery based in Bow Wharf. This London Dry Gin is made with 100% British wheat spirits and infused with a bright selection of botanicals...  More info
$33.94
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
$50.01
The second batch of premium gin from the Bow-based East London Liquor Company, once again with a variation on their signature gin. A herbaceous expression, packed with juniper, coriander seeds...  More info
$52.25
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