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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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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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Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the 1980s. A handsome collectible for the gin fanatics out there.  More info
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A rare 1960s gin, this bottling of Austin’s Silver Cat was produced in Bologna for the Italian market.  More info
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An old bottling of Beefeater London Dry Gin, which has been made to the same recipe since 1820. Dating from the 1970s, the extra time sat in the bottle may have mellowed the gin slightly and led to a...  More info
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Spanish gin from the '70s, distilled by Bernado Vila y Cia. Rare, collectible and rather large indeed, sitting at 100cl.  More info
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Hey, Bertola Dry Gin from the 1970s! I'm not sure why, but I feel like I've seen a bottle that looks just like this one... Oh, of course, it must have taken some inspiration from this antique Largon's...  More info
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An astonishingly large bottle of Beefeater London Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s. It holds a whole gallon of the classic junipery drink. To help you pour your gin, this big bottle of Beefeater comes...  More info
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A big Beefeater from the 1990s. This collectible 100cl bottle of the classic London Dry Gin is in great condition and would make many fine Gin Martinis.  More info
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Ancient American gin! This rare bottle of Blanchard's London Dry Gin was produced way back in 1964, the same year 'A Fistfull of Dollars' was released. It's wrapped in cling film to avoid any dust...  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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A very interesting antique bottle of Bosford Gin, produced in the 1960s. This particular bottle of classic Martini & Rossi gin was actually made in Spain rather than Italy and features a different...  More info
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A big bottle of Brecon Special Reserve Gin from the Penderyn distillery, featuring a bustling selection of botanicals. Juniper from Macedonia, orange peel from Spain, Chinese cassia bark, Sri Lankan...  More info
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This is a very rare bottle of Dry Gin which was produced in Bologna, Italy by the Buton company. It was made in the 1950s and has a delicate aroma. Great in cocktails.  More info
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Red Hills Dry London Gin, a juniper-based beverage which shares its name with Buton's blended Scotch whisky. This relic amazingly comes from some point between 1949 and 1959.  More info
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A classically style gin from WM Cadenhead, with plenty of juniper behind it. Surprisingly, it has been bottled at 50% ABV, making for rather punchy G&Ts. WM Cadenhead are also well known for their...  More info
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Calvert is an American Dry Gin that shares its name with an American whiskey produced by the same company. This bottle was produced in the 1970s, and the label even shows you three potential serves...  More info
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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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Produced by Daniel Moreno in Brazil, this is a rare bottle of Damopa Dry Gin which was made in the 1950s. Thanks, Daniel!

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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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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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Crossbill Highland Dry Gin features a very simple botanical selection - 100% Scottish juniper berries and rosehip. That's it. In a time where some gins are made with a plethora of botanicals, it's...  More info
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