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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.

Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin

50cl, 29%
Williams Chase

Chase allow big ol' bunches of sloe berries to marinate in a specially created gin for eight months before adding some delicious mulberries to the mix for two months!  More info

Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin
1
$29.07

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
$47.34

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
$31.97

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
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
$18.17

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
3
$33.29

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
$40.24

Citadelle Réserve Gin 2014

70cl, 44%
Citadelle

The 2014 edition of Citadelle's stupendous, Solera-system-aged Réserve Gin is made with 19 select botanicals and is aged in a small number of Ferrand Cognac casks. These releases are always well…  More info

Citadelle Réserve Gin 2014
$45.16

City of London Christopher Wren Gin

70cl, 45.30%
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
$46.24

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
$44.03

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
$46.66

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
$158.72

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
$24.62

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
$132.27

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Conker Spirit

Conker Spirit was founded by Rupert Holloway in the wonderful county of Dorset, home to many local beers but very little in the way of spirits. In walks Dorset Dry Gin from Dorset's first gin…  More info

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
34
$39.63

Copperhead Black

50cl, 42%
Copperhead

A variation on Copperhead Gin's recipe, their Copperhead Black features the sweetness of elderberry paired with black Ceylon tea, alongside juniper, coriander, cardamom, orange zest and angelica.  More info

Copperhead Black
$38.65

Copperhead Gin

50cl, 40%
Copperhead

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

Copperhead Gin
1
$38.86

Copperhead Gin Gift Pack

50cl, 40%
Copperhead

A gift pack of Copperhead Gin. It contains a 50cl bottle of their Belgian gin - made with Juniper, Cardamom, Orange peel, Angelica and Coriander - as well as two 50cl bottles of Fever Tree…  More info

Copperhead Gin Gift Pack
1
$95.22

Cork Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Cork Distilleries Co.

Cork Dry Gin is a popular Irish gin with a long history, stretching as far back as 1793. Its botanicals include coriander, angelica, lemon, lime and juniper - the result is citrus forward with a good…  More info

Cork Dry Gin
$27.17

Cork Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Cork Distilleries Co.

Cork Dry Gin, dating from the 1970s, when Irish Distillers was busy ensuring delicious Irish whiskey didn't disappear altogether! Today, Cork Dry Gin is the number one gin brand in Ireland.  More info

Cork Dry Gin - 1970s
$158.72

Cotswolds Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
Cotswolds

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

Cotswolds Dry Gin
11
$38.53

Cream Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Worship Street Whistling Shop

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

Cream Gin
13
$51.76

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

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

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin
2
$41.84

Crossbill Special Edition Dry Gin - 200 Year Old Single Specimen Juniper

50cl, 59.80%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

Crossbill distillery, at the time of writing, is the only gin producer in Britain that enjoys access to fresh juniper for their spirits literally at their door. On discovering that one of their…  More info

Crossbill Special Edition Dry Gin - 200 Year Old Single Specimen Juniper
$93.63

Cruiser London Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Cruiser

A 75cl bottle of Cruiser Gin from Southwark Distillers, thought to date from the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Cruiser London Dry Gin - 1970s
$158.72

Curio Rock Samphire Gin

70cl, 41%
Curio

A quadrupal distilled Cornish gin made with locally foraged wild botanicals including rock samphire from the Cornish cliffs and Kombu seaweed sourced by The Cornish Seaweed Company. Try a little neat…  More info

Curio Rock Samphire Gin
1
$35.21

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