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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.

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
$47.99

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
$37.71

Ginabelle Gin

70cl, 42.30%
Ginabelle Gin

Ginabelle Gin has received a rather stylish redesign! What's more, it's also now bottled at 42.3% ABV, too! This Spanish gin is produced using a base spirit made from Mirabelle plum and Alvarinho…  More info

Ginabelle Gin
$52.62

NV London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
NV Spirits

Launched in mid 2016, the NV & Envy range features this classically-styled London Dry Gin. Citrus forward, with a good whack of peppery juniper in there too.  More info

NV London Dry Gin
$19.05

Martin Miller's 9 Moons

35cl, 40%
Millers

The Martin Miller's Gin chaps have made a foray into cask-aging their gin! Their 9 Moons Cask Aged Gin is matured in bourbon casks for 9 months (or 9 moons, if you prefer) in the cool climes of…  More info

Martin Miller's 9 Moons
$51.63

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
$36.81

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
$36.80

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
$63.72

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
$32.56

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
$29.30

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
$158.33

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
$39.53

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
$43.92

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
$158.33

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
$158.33

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
$158.33

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
$131.95

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
$131.95

Abadia Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 45.60%
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
$197.92

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
$197.92

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
$158.33

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
$158.33

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
$158.33

Aliança Gin - 1960s

75cl, 48%
Caves Alianca

An antique bottle of Aliança Gin, produced all the way back in the 1960s in Portugal. 'Aliança', as we all know, is Portuguese for 'Alliance'. This bottle was part of a private collection. More…  More info

Aliança Gin - 1960s
$158.33

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
$158.33

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