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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.

Stafford's Gin

70cl, 42%
Aval Dor

Stafford's Gin is made by those Aval Dor folk by infusing botanicals in their Cornish potato vodka. What botanical might go well with potato do you think? How about Cornish rosemary? Brilliant, eh?…  More info

Stafford's Gin
1
$36.19

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack

10cl, 44.8%
Soapbox Spirits

Gin and chocolate. A timeless combination. This gift pack from the Pothecary Gin folks contains a 10cl bottle of their gin (made in Dorset with botanicals juniper, lemon, tilia flowers, lavender and…  More info

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack
$26.61

Beckett's Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Kingston Distillers

Sloe gin from the Beckett's range! But how do they make it, we hear you ask? Well, they steep sloe berries which they've hand-picked from Box Hill in Surrey in their excellent London dry gin…  More info

Beckett's Sloe Gin
3
$28.24

Victory Cold Gin

70cl, 43%
Victory Gin

This rather stylish gin is produced in London with a combination of 10 botanicals, including juniper, chestnut, cardamom, orris root, black pepper, liquorice root, coriander, angelica, cassia and…  More info

Victory Cold Gin
6
$34.76

Göteborg Gin

50cl, 45%
Svenska Eldvatten

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

Göteborg Gin
$27.71

The West Winds Gin - The Broadside

75cl, 58%
The West Winds Gin

Navy-strength gin from the West Winds range produced in Australia! The Broadside (named after a close-range tactic in naval combat where a ship fires all weapons along one side of its hull - not…  More info

The West Winds Gin - The Broadside
2
$55.58

VIDDA Tørr Gin

70cl, 43%
Oslo Håndverksdestilleri

Gin from the Oslo Håndverksdestilleri chaps, following on from their excellent Marka Nordic Bitter. The gin is styled on traditional British dry gin but is made with foraged local botanicals from the…  More info

VIDDA Tørr Gin
$43.39

Hayman's Family Reserve

70cl, 41.3%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's Family Reserve harks back to the heady days of Gin Palaces, where the juniper-based libation would be sold from oak casks. This expressions from the tasty Hayman's Gin range has been rested…  More info

Hayman's Family Reserve
$30.70

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin

75cl, 40%
Smooth Ambler

An initially citrus-led gin with soft juniper character. It's produced by Smooth Ambler, a fantastic craft distillery situated in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, up in the picturesque Appalachian…  More info

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin
3
$51.71

Fifty Pounds Gin Glass Gift Set

70cl, 43.5%
Thames Distillers

A lovely gift set of Fifty Pounds Gin with two glasses. We're positive that giving someone a gift set with two glasses means they pretty much have to pour you at least one drink. Win/win!  More info

Fifty Pounds Gin Glass Gift Set
$43.83

The Sweet Potato Spirit Co. London Dry Gin

50cl, 45%
The Sweet Potato Spirit Co

A London Dry Gin from The Sweet Potato Spirit Co., made with sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina and triple-distilled in the UK. A very original base spirit for a gin...  More info

The Sweet Potato Spirit Co. London Dry Gin
$30.25

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)

70cl, 37.5%
Bombay Sapphire

A back bar classic, Bombay Original London Dry Gin was first produced in 1959, preceding Bombay Sapphire by around 25 years. It is made with a different recipe to Bombay Sapphire, using 8 botanicals…  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)
$24.84

City of London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.3%
City of London Distillery

The City of London Distillery situated in the heart of the City of London. This fantastic gin is made from a citrus forward selection of botanicals including: juniper, coriander seed, angelica root,…  More info

City of London Dry Gin
$36.19

Eccentric Young Tom Fresh Juniper Malt Gin

70cl, 46%
Eccentric Gin

From the Eccentric Gin range in Wales comes Young Tom Gin. This is ingeniously crafted using an IPA wash, vapour infused with its botanicals and naturally sweetened before being barrel-aged for six…  More info

Eccentric Young Tom Fresh Juniper Malt Gin
$41.95

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%

70cl, 48%
Foxdenton Estate

A super creamy gin from Foxdenton Estate, this is made with organic botanicals. Various batches were tried until perfection was reached, each time the batches would be based on Coriander and,…  More info

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%
3
$31.01

FEW Publican Gin

75cl, 45%
FEW Spirits

A limited edition that only a lucky FEW will get to enjoy, Publican Gin was made in collaboration with the Publican Restaurant in Chicago, not far from FEW's hometown of Evanston, Illinois. This…  More info

FEW Publican Gin
1
$51.71

Finest Sloe Gin (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

50cl, 27%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

This is a delicious sloe-flavoured gin liqueur from London's top wine merchants, Berry Brothers and Rudd. It was made with the best wild, ripe sloe berries.  More info

Finest Sloe Gin (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$25.83

FAIR. Juniper Gin

50cl, 42%
FAIR.

A top-notch Fair Trade certified gin from the FAIR. range. The well-rounded, delicately flavours gin begins with FAIR.'s Vodka, in which they macerate juniper berries from Uzbekistan and spices from…  More info

FAIR. Juniper Gin
1
$27.30

City Of London Sloe Gin

70cl, 28%
City of London Distillery

From the City of London Distillery (I'm sure you can figure out where it's located) comes a deeply enjoyable Sloe Gin! Looks out for tonnes of classic, juicy, full-bodied berry notes, complimented by…  More info

City Of London Sloe Gin
1
$33.07

T.E.A. Jasmine Gin

70cl, 42%
T.E.A.

This refreshing gin comes from the T.E.A. range of spirits all based around the glorious flavours of tea! For their Jasmine Gin, the makers use a selection of botanicals including juniper, orange…  More info

T.E.A. Jasmine Gin
$37.60

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
$27.59

Bimber London Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Bimber

A London Dry Gin from the Bimber Distillery in London, made using their four-times distilled wheat vodka and a combination of 10 botanicals.  More info

Bimber London Dry Gin
$34.11

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom and Glass Set

50cl, 42.6%
Filliers

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

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom and Glass Set
$40.32

Rives Special Gin

70cl, 40%
Rives

Rives Special Gin is triple distilled and features 11 botanicals at its core, giving it a flavour profile highlighted by clean, crisp notes of juniper and touches of toasted almonds. Rives is…  More info

Rives Special Gin
$34.63

Two Birds London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Two Birds' Mark Gamble has set out to bottle his passion for the British Countryside with a range of small batch spirits. Using a still he designed and built himself, he uses juniper and 4 other…  More info

Two Birds London Dry Gin
4
$30.61

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