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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.

Cambridge Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cambridge Distillery

A terrific gem of a gin from the Cambridge Distillery, made with Macedonian juniper and a selection of botanical capturing the essence of all four seasons. Cambridge Dry Gin features blackcurrant…  More info

Cambridge Dry Gin
2
$39.61

Caorunn Small Batch Gin

70cl, 41.8%
Caorunn

A small batch Scottish gin from the Balmenach distillery in Speyside. Caorunn (pronounced ka-roon), made with a combination of traditional and handpicked botanicals including rowan berry, heather,…  More info

Caorunn Small Batch Gin
15
$29.39

Cardinal American Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Southern Artisan Spirits

Cardinal American Dry Gin comes to us via Southern Artisan Spirits in North Carolina, made using a combination of 11 organic botanicals.  More info

Cardinal American Dry Gin
$43.77

Cardinal Gin Barrel Rested

70cl, 42%
Southern Artisan Spirits

North Carolinan cask-aged gin here from Southern Artisan Spirits, featuring a selection of 11 botanicals. This one's got plenty of cask influence, with up-front vanilla and caramel-coated nut notes…  More info

Cardinal Gin Barrel Rested
$41.61

Catz Dry Gin

70cl, 48.2%
Catz Distillers

Catz Dry Gin comes to us via a long-running Dutch distillery in Schiedam. A beautifully presented bottle, with a rather gorgeous gin within. Cracking in a G&T...  More info

Catz Dry Gin
$50.91

Caves Monte Crasto Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 44%
Justino de Sampaio

A Portuguese dry gin thought to date from the 1970s from Justino de Sampaio of Alegre. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Caves Monte Crasto Dry Gin - 1970s
$149.37

Caves Monte Crasto London Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 42%
Justino de Sampaio

An old and rare 42% yellow label bottling of Caves Monte Crasto London Dry Gin from Portuguese producer Justino de Sampaio, thought to date from the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Caves Monte Crasto London Dry Gin - 1970s
$149.37

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin

50cl, 29%
Williams Chase

An aged edition of Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin. They make this using their GB Gin along with Herefordshire sloe berries and mulberries, and is aged in oak casks for a year before bottling.  More info

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin
$30.60

Chase Seville Orange Gin

70cl, 40%
Williams Chase

Chase are based in Herefordshire and produce a variety of gins and vodkas using a spirit distilled from apples. Unsurprisingly this bottle of gin has a fairly hefty whack of zesty Seville Oranges…  More info

Chase Seville Orange Gin
6
$39.76

Cherry Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 42.6%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

The world's first commercially available cherry gin? We think it might be. Made in the finest sloe gin tradition, both sweet and sour Marasca cherries are used by That Boutique-y Gin Company to…  More info

Cherry Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$31.07

Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin

70cl, 44%
New York Distilling Company

A Dutch gin by way of America. With a recipe discovered by drinks historian Dr. David Wondrich in the early 19th century book 'The Practical Distiller', the New York Distilling Company is making what…  More info

Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin
1
$44.55

Chilgrove Dry Gin

70cl, 44%
Chilgrove

Chilgrove Dry Gin is a rather exciting spirit, as the base comes not from distilled grain but distilled grapes instead, similar to how it was in the olden days when jenever was distilled from wine in…  More info

Chilgrove Dry Gin
$30.09

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Christopher's

A classic London Dry Gin, Christopher's is a great value-for-money spirit which works nicely in a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Christopher's London Dry Gin
$17.10

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
2
$31.33

Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom Gin

70cl, 46%
Citadelle

A very interesting release from the Citadelle Gin range, made by adding some caramelised Caribbean brown sugar to their cask aged Citadelle Réserve, and then age it a little longer. We're looking…  More info

Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom Gin
$48.50

Citadelle Reserve Gin

70cl, 44%
Citadelle

Taking Citadelle gin, the distillers took this unusual spirit to Cognac Ferrand's Cellar Master, who aged the gin in small quantities in Château de Bonbonnet's cellars in a Solera system, a…  More info

Citadelle Reserve Gin
$37.87

City of London Christopher Wren Gin

70cl, 45.3%
City of London Distillery

A special edition from the City of London Distillery, created in collaboration with Tom Nichol, the retiring Tanqueray Master Distiller. The gin uses juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and…  More info

City of London Christopher Wren Gin
$43.52

City of London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.3%
City of London Distillery

The City of London Distillery situated in the heart of the City of London. This fantastic gin is made from a citrus forward selection of botanicals including: juniper, coriander seed, angelica root,…  More info

City of London Dry Gin
$36.26

City of London Old Tom Gin

70cl, 43.3%
City of London Distillery

An Old Tom (a tradional, slightly sweetened style of gin) from the City of London distillery in the heart of the City of London in London! Made in batches of just 200 bottles and packaged in their St…  More info

City of London Old Tom Gin
$39.37

City Of London Sloe Gin

70cl, 28%
City of London Distillery

From the City of London Distillery (I'm sure you can figure out where it's located) comes a deeply enjoyable Sloe Gin! Looks out for tonnes of classic, juicy, full-bodied berry notes, complimented by…  More info

City Of London Sloe Gin
1
$33.14

City of London Square Mile Gin

70cl, 47.3%
City of London Distillery

A big, bold one-shot London dry gin from the City of London Distillery, made with a selection of botanicals which include juniper, angelica, coriander, fresh orange & lemon, liquorice and orris root,…  More info

City of London Square Mile Gin
$46.63

Cobalto 17 Gin

70cl, 40%
Cobalto Douro

A gin from the famous Douro wine region in Portugal made with six botanicals including Tinta Amarela grapes. It aims to balance sufficiently classic style with the irreverence of a truly 'new' gin.  More info

Cobalto 17 Gin
$41.44

Coldstream London Dry Gin - 1980s

100cl, 40%
Carmichael & Sons

This is a rare and collectible edition of the classic Coldstream gin - a London Dry Gin made with basket-infusion. The botanicals include citrus, angelica, orris and cassia bark. This bottle is…  More info

Coldstream London Dry Gin - 1980s
$149.37

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Thames Distillers

This is a very interesting London Dry Gin which is made to a recipe discovered by a Lieutenant Colonel Fox in 1859. The Colonel was a celebrated war hero, and today his name lives on in the form of…  More info

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin
$24.55

Compton Original London Dry Gin - 1980s

70cl, 38%
Judge Craig & Pirrie

This is an antique bottle of Compton Original London Dry Gin which we believe to have been produced between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now, we're not cricket experts, but the cricketer on the…  More info

Compton Original London Dry Gin - 1980s
$124.48

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