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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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An organic oak-aged gin from the Dà Mhìle Distillery in Wales, which is matured for 6 months in casks which previously held single grain whisky. This maturation brings depth and warming notes to the...  More info
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From the Welsh Dà Mhìle Distillery comes Seaweed Gin, which is made with a variation on their small batch gin, and then infused with seaweed from the Newquay coast for three weeks to impart a coastal...  More info
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Dry Fly Gin
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Dry Fly Gin is made in Spokane, Washington, using a selection of intriguing local botanicals, including apples(!), mint and hops, as well as the more traditional coriander, lavender and juniper. Very...  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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The second batch of premium gin from the Bow-based East London Liquor Company, once again with a variation on their signature gin. A herbaceous expression, packed with juniper, coriander seeds...  More info
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The signature gin from the East London Liquor Company, a distillery based in Bow Wharf. This London Dry Gin is made with 100% British wheat spirits and infused with a bright selection of botanicals...  More info
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Enter the world of Batshit Mental Ideas, where Bathtub Gin gets aged in a cask which previously held Pedro Ximénez Sherry and was used to finish the Darkness! Macallan single malt Scotch whisky. Oh...  More info
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What do you get if you mature some Bathtub Gin in a cask which previously held Pedro Ximénez Sherry and used to finish the Darkness! Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky? Well, this. You get this, and...  More info
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Here's something you definitely won't see every day - Bathtub Gin aged in a cask which previously held Oloroso Sherry and was used to finish the Darkness! Clynelish. It could only be from the Batshit...  More info
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The second batch of Negroni-Aged Bathtub Gin from Batshit Mental Ideas, made with Bathtub Gin that has rested in a cask which previous held a batch of Negroni cocktails. Bizarre but brilliant, it...  More info
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Göteborg Gin
(50cl, 45%)
Göteborg Gin comes to us from the Svenska Eldvatten chaps in Sweden (who also independently bottle whiskies and rums), named after one of the most famous Swedish cities. A classically styled gin with...  More info
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We believe that this collectible bottle of Booth's Finest London Dry Gin was produced in 1966 - almost four decades ago! According to the label, each bottle of Booth's carries their signature and...  More info
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Produced in the 1960s, this is a bottle of dry gin from the Saccone and Speed company. it's been well kept over the years (of which there have been over 40!) and would make for a wonderful collectible...  More info
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This is an antique bottle of Aguila Negra Dry Gin, produced in Spain during the 1960s. It features a black eagle on the label, wings outstretched, ready to fly. Pretty awesome.  More info
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Stock Dry Gin - 1950s
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Stock Dry Gin is a classic Italian brand which has been around for years. This rare bottle was produced in the 1950s and remains in good condition. A very handsome piece for collectors.  More info
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Mombasa Club London Dry Gin tales its name from a private social club founded in 1885, whom imported gin from England to the island of Zanzibar for their members to enjoy. Mombasa Club London Dry Gin...  More info
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Jodhpur Reserve London Dry Gin is made to their regular recipe, which includes botanicals like coriander, ginger, grapefruit peel and two types of angelica, and is then rested in ex-Spanish brandy...  More info
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Jodhpur is a London Dry Gin inspired by India, featuring botanicals like coriander, orange, lemon and grapefruit peel and angelica from Saxony and Belgium, among others. Well suited to enjoying neat...  More info
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A stylish presentation of the Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom, which features a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through it. Superbly refreshing in a tall G&T, and stands out in cocktails that...  More info
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The Spanish gin fans out there will be rather interested in this rare bottle produced in the 1960s by Francesco Sanchez Marin. The label has faded a little bit over the years, and the bottle is a...  More info
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An ancient bottling of dry gin from Victor Serrano, produced in Spain during the 1960s. Sadly, the label does not feature an ABV, but what it does feature is some pretty neat stencil-style writing...  More info
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This is a rare bottle of House of Cornelis London Dry Gin, produced by Glen John Distillers in the 1980s. Look, it even has a picture of the House of Cornelis on the label, with its towers and...  More info
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A rare bottle of dry gin, produced in the 1960s by German Schnapps makers, Doornkaat before they were bought by Beretzen in 1992. The chap on the bottle looks pretty excited about finding such a rare...  More info
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