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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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1.125 litres of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s. "The Heart of a Good Cocktail" the bottle proclaims, and we couldn't agree more.  More info
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This is a large, antique bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s, featuring the classic yellow label and boar's head emblem.

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A 1990s bottling of Gordon's 'Special' London Dry Gin, proudly sporting its boar's head logo!  More info
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2 litres of gorgeous Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s in one big bottle. We're certain this would made a fantastic centrepiece to an antique gin collection.  More info
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A massive 2 litre bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin, made for the Italian market in the 1970s.  More info
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It may say "London" in big letters on this bottle of Gordon's Gin from the 1970s, but it was actually made in America! This is a 75cl bottle, or as the bottle says "4/5 Quart".  More info
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An antique flavoured gin from Gordon's, those clever gin chaps. Their Orange Gin was produced up until 1988 when they took it off the shelves. This bottle, however, was made way before that, some time...  More info
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We believe this bottle of Gordon's Orange Gin (a fruit-laden expression sadly no longer in production, just like their Lemon Gin) was made after 1936 but before 1960. Sounds like a riddle, doesn't it?...  More info
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An old, old bottle of Gordon's Gin, coming from the 1970s. Great collectible pieces, these. Proper classics of the spirits world.  More info
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Bottled at a higher abv than your usual Gordon's Gin, Yellow Label is usually found on mainland Europe, although it does have fans here in Great Britain. Made with the same recipe as the genius...  More info
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Made in small batches by the Great Southern Distilling Company in Albany, Western Australia, this gin is made with juniper, coriander seeds, cardamom, anise, angelica root, lemon, oris root and...  More info
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Greenall's Gin is a smooth, crisp, easy-going sort of a gin which works well as a mixer in a Gin and Tonic…  More info
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Greenall's Sloe Gin
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The Greenall's range expands for the first time in over 250 years with this rich, warming Sloe Gin (along with a Wild Berry flavoured gin). To make it, they use their classic Greenall's Gin recipe...  More info
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Greenall's Wild Berry Gin
(70cl, 37.50%)
One of two new additions to the Greenall's Gin range - the first in more than 250 years! Greenall's Wild Berry Gin is made by infusing raspberries and British blackberries in Greenall's Gin, resulting...  More info
$25.74
Greenhook Gin is produced in a custom built copper alembic still made to work with a mercury vacuum, which reduces atmospheric pressure in the still.

The science pays off with a blend of...  More info
$66.07
G'Vine Floraison Gin
(70cl, 40%)
Produced in the French region of Cognac, G'Vine is a hint as to what this unique gin contains. It's actually infused with Ugni Blanc grape, as well as some more standard botanicals including ginger...  More info
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$52.29
G'Vine Nouaison Gin
(70cl, 43.90%)
A limited edition French gin made using batch distillation in a copper pot still before flavouring. This is distilled from the Ugni Blanc grape (a favourite variety used in Cognac production) and is...  More info
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$64.31
Half Hitch Gin
(70cl, 40%)
When you hear the word Camden, what do you think about? The music? The markets? Well, if you were around in the latter half of the 1800s, you might know Camden more for its gin (you also might be...  More info
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Hammer London Dry Gin
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A London Dry Gin from Norwegian producer Hammer.  More info
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Hayman's Family Reserve
(70cl, 41.30%)
Hayman's Family Reserve harks back to the heady days of Gin Palaces, where the juniper-based libation would be sold from oak casks. This expressions from the tasty Hayman's Gin range has been rested...  More info
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An excellent london dry gin, this was created by Christopher Hayman, a man with over 40 years experience in the gin world. He uses juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel to craft his distinctive...  More info
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Hayman's Old Tom Gin
(70cl, 40%)
A classic Old Tom Gin from Hayman Distillers. This is an old-fashioned, sweeter style gin from the 18th Century, and it has recently risen in popularity thanks to its assocation with classic gin...  More info
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$33.55
Hayman's decided to create the Royal Dock Navy Strength Gin following demand for higher strength spirits from bartenders and is named after the old Naval base in Deptford, East London.  More info
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$44.85
Hayman's Sloe Gin
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A traditional Sloe gin from Hayman's, this is made by steeping the sloes in Hayman's gin before blending with natural sugar. Bittersweet and intense in flavour, we love it.  More info
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Hendrick's Gin
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Quirky producer Hendricks make their pot-still distilled gin using cucumber as one of the primary botanicals. This makes for a unique, tasty and incredibly refreshing Gin.  More info
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