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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.

Eccentric Cardiff Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
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
$29.24

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
$43.32

East London Liquor Company Barrel Aged Gin - New & Old Oak

70cl, 52%
East London Liquor Company

Another great batch of cask-aged gin from the East London Liquor Company, this time rested in new and old oak for 155 days. This is a batch of 142 bottles.  More info

East London Liquor Company Barrel Aged Gin - New & Old Oak
$52.26

Strane Oaked Gin

50cl, 55%
Smögen

Unveiled in the latter half of 2016, it's the Strane Oaked Gin from the Smögen distillery in Sweden. This was matured for 18 months in a Sherry butt before being bottled at 55% ABV. They recommend…  More info

Strane Oaked Gin
$54.08

Hope on Hopkins London Dry Gin

75cl, 43%
Hope on Hopkins

A South African London dry gin here from the Hope on Hopkins range, made with a base spirit of South African barley! Rather delicious stuff indeed, and great for a martini.  More info

Hope on Hopkins London Dry Gin
$47.33

Santamanía Four Pillars Gin

70cl, 40%
Santamanía

A limited edition collaborative gin from Four Pillars in Australia and Santamanía in Spain! Exciting stuff made with Spanish grapes and exotic Australian botanicals.  More info

Santamanía Four Pillars Gin
$37.19

Biercée Gin Less is More

70cl, 44%
Biercée Gin

Another gin from the Belgium-based Biercée Gin range! Compared to their Thesis & Antithesis expression (which boasts a bevy of exotic spice notes), Less is More takes a step back and shows off a more…  More info

Biercée Gin Less is More
$36.31

Biercée Gin Thesis & Antithesis

70cl, 44%
Biercée Gin

Biercée Gin is produced in in the south of Belgium by the Distillerie de Biercée. This is their Thesis & Antithesis expression, made with a rather interesting bundle of botanicals including cocoa,…  More info

Biercée Gin Thesis & Antithesis
$36.29

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
$38.99

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
$38.99

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
$38.99

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
$38.99

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Chardonnay Cask Finish

70cl, 46%
No. 209

Part of the No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin range, this particular expression has been given a finishing period in Chardonnay casks! The casks themselves mostly came from the Edge Hill Estate winery in…  More info

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Chardonnay Cask Finish
$62.84

Jodhpur London Dry Gin with Ice Bucket

70cl, 43%
Jodhpur

A bottle of the India-inspired Jodhpur London Dry Gin complete with a branded ice bucket!  More info

Jodhpur London Dry Gin with Ice Bucket
$31.10

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
$32.12

Persie Herby & Aromatic Gin

50cl, 40%
Persie

The Persie Gin range is distilled at Persie Hotel in Perthshire, concentrating on distinct flavour profiles. This edition is perfect in a G&T with a basil garnish or neat over ice.  More info

Persie Herby & Aromatic Gin
$28.90

The Botanical's Gift Pack

70cl, 42.50%
The Botanicals

A gift pack from The Botanical's, containing a 70cl bottle of their London dry gin (distilled at Langley's using a combination of 14 different botanicals) and two small jars of botanicals - one…  More info

The Botanical's Gift Pack
$40.22

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
$156.16

Long Table Cucumber Gin

75cl, 44%
Long Table

A award-winning gin from Vancouver's Long Table distillery made with nine botanicals including juniper, two different peppers and, of course, cucumber. Works well with citrus.  More info

Long Table Cucumber Gin
$38.99

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
$43.32

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
$156.16

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
$156.16

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
$156.16

Fishers Gin

50cl, 44%
Fishers Gin

London dry gin from the Suffolk coast, made with a barley base alongside classic gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, orange and lemon peels) as well as some not-so-classic botanicals - spignel, rock…  More info

Fishers Gin
$50.97

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
$130.13

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