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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.

British Polo Gin No.3

70cl, 42.7%
British Polo Gin

British Polo Gin is made with organic botanicals and is quadruple distilled, resulting in a gin that is suitable for simply sipping over ice (but also makes a tasty G&T, too). The inspiration for…  More info

British Polo Gin No.3
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$45.53

Gordon's Yellow Label 1l 40%

100cl, 40%
Gordon's

Gordon's Yellow Label Gin is a higher-strength variation of Gordon's Gin, and is more commonly seen in mainland Europe. This is a 1 litre bottling, presented at 40% ABV.  More info

Gordon's Yellow Label 1l 40%
$39.31

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
$151.77

Eccentric Cardiff Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Eccentric Gin

Cardiff Dry Gin comes from the Eccentric Gin chaps in Wales, and interestingly, they don't use any citrus in their recipe! What you will find in this gin is lemongrass, verbena, fennel and rosemary,…  More info

Eccentric Cardiff Dry Gin
$28.42

Boero Export Dry Gin - 1970s

150cl, 40%
Boero

A rare old 1.5 litre bottle of dry gin from Italy, thought to date from the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed info and/or photos just get in touch!  More info

Boero Export Dry Gin - 1970s
$303.55

Map of Gin Distilleries & Brands of Great Britain & Ireland

Manuscript Maps

This beautiful map is A2-sized (420x594mm) and is signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Over 90 ditilleries and 150 brands feature from across the UK and Ireland on this decorative antique-style…  More info

Map of Gin Distilleries & Brands of Great Britain & Ireland
$42.10

Origin - Dragash, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin from the Origin range here. In fact, every gin in said range is single botanical, as they are all made only using juniper. However, the juniper from each batch is sourced from…  More info

Origin - Dragash, Kosovo
$37.89

Origin - Cerem, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

An Origin gin which has been produced with juniper that was grown in Cerem, Albania! These gins are produced only using juniper, with each batch using juniper from a different location, allowing gin…  More info

Origin - Cerem, Albania
$37.89

Origin - Doljani, Croatia

70cl, 46%
Origin

Explore the terroir of juniper with the Origin range! Each batch is made with juniper sourced from a different location, and only with juniper, to allow gin fans to see difference in flavour profile…  More info

Origin - Doljani, Croatia
$37.89

Origin - Wraza, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin made using juniper which has been sourced from Wraza, Bulgaria! This comes to us from the Origin range, which allows gin fans the chance to try gins made with juniper from…  More info

Origin - Wraza, Bulgaria
$37.89

Persie Sweet & Nutty Old Tom Gin

50cl, 43%
Persie

A sweetened nutty gin from Persie, those folk you proudly state "We Nose Our Gin". And quite rightly too. They recommend enjoying this one as an after dinner digestif over ice.  More info

Persie Sweet & Nutty Old Tom Gin
$31.21

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
$151.77

Long Table Barrel Aged Gin

75cl, 44%
Long Table

Gin from Long Table distillery in Vancouver, Canada aged in 30 litre ex-bourbon barrels. Like most good cask aged gins, this works well in both classic gin cocktails and cocktails where whisky would…  More info

Long Table Barrel Aged Gin
$42.10

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
$151.77

V.F. Fleeton Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Fleeton

Produced by the Fleeton company, this old 75cl bottle is thought to date from the 1970s. It's a rare, collectible dry gin. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed…  More info

V.F. Fleeton Dry Gin - 1970s
$151.77

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Caves do Barrocão

Thought to date from the 1970s, this is an old bottle of Barrocão Dry Gin from Portugal. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1970s
$151.77

Schlichte Steinhäger - 1970s

70cl, 38%
Schlichte

H. W. Schlichte are one of the few remaining producers of Steinhäger gin from Steinhagen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This rare old bottle is thought to date from the 1970s. This bottle was…  More info

Schlichte Steinhäger - 1970s
$126.48

Gardiner Gin - 1980s

70cl, 38%
Gardiner

A bottle of Gardiner Gin, produced in the 1980s in France. The label features a pretty cool walking stick, top hat and a scarf - all accoutrements for fancy Victorian folk. This bottle was part…  More info

Gardiner Gin - 1980s
$126.48

Abadia Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 45.6%
Abadia de Alcobaça

A Portuguese gin named for Alcobaça abbey. This bottle is thought to date from the 1960s. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item…  More info

Abadia Dry Gin - 1960s
$189.72

Bosford Extra Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Martini

1960s Bosford Extra Dry Gin, produced by Martini & Rossi. Interestingly, it was produced in Portugal instead of Italy. Unfortunately due to poor storage over the years, the label has faded. This…  More info

Bosford Extra Dry Gin - 1960s
$189.72

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Caves do Barrocão

An antique bottle of Barrocão Dry Gin, which was produced in Portugal back in the 1960s. The label has slightly faded over the years, sadly. This bottle was part of a private collection. More…  More info

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1960s
$151.77

Soho Old London Dry Gin - 1970s

Glenaber Distillers

This is an antique bottle of Soho Old London Dry Gin, which we believe to have been produced back in the 1970s. The label has an illustration of a fancy man with a fancy hat and a fancy cane reading…  More info

Soho Old London Dry Gin - 1970s
$151.77

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Plymouth

A 75cl bottling of Plymouth Dry Gin thought to date from the 1980s complete with original presentation tube! This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and…  More info

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1980s
$151.77

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
$151.77

Tower of London Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 43%
The Hamilton Distilling Co.

Tower of London Dry Gin thought to have been produced in the 1970s in Portugal. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Tower of London Dry Gin - 1970s
$126.48

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