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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.

Gordon's Gin 1.5l

150cl, 37.5%
Gordon's

A gin that needs no introduction. Gordon's is a very popular dry gin first created in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. The recipe is only known by four people, and has been a secret for 200 years.  More info

Gordon's Gin 1.5l
$34.75

Tottering Sloe Gin

70cl, 27%
Foxdenton Estate

An incredible sloe gin created by Foxdenton especially for Lord Tottering's shooting parties. This is a wonderful sloe gin best served on hot summer afternoons with chilled champagne.  More info

Tottering Sloe Gin
$29.12

Spring Gin Black Pepper

50cl, 41.3%
Spring Gin

Black Pepper was already a botanical in regular Spring Gin, but here it's been given greater prominence within the flavour profile.  More info

Spring Gin Black Pepper
$53.12

Tower Bridge Gin (black)

70cl, 40%
Tower Bridge

A gin named after London's famous Tower Bridge, an iconic landmark designed by Sir Horace Jones and his engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It's presented in a polished bottled with cork stopper in either…  More info

Tower Bridge Gin (black)
$30.90

Wenneker Elderflower Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Wenneker

An Elderflower-focussed gin from Wenneker, who you may know better for producing genever for hundreds of years. To create this fragrant tipple, they combine distillates of six botanicals - juniper,…  More info

Wenneker Elderflower Dry Gin
$27.37

The Lakes Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 43.7%
The Lakes Distillery

From The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria comes a gift pack containing a bottle of The Lakes Gin (made with bilberry, heather, meadowsweet and locally-grown juniper alongside other botanicals, we'll have…  More info

The Lakes Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$46.90

Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin

70cl, 57%
Dunnet Bay

The folks at Dunnet Bay Distillery in Scotland have only gone and made a Navy Strength edition of their very popular Rock Rose Gin! The bumped up ABV brings an intensity to the flavour profile,…  More info

Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin
1
$44.04

Mascaró Gin 9

70cl, 40%
Mascaro

An elegant, refined Spanish gin from Mascaró, who started producing their drinks back in the 1940s. Gin 9 focuses around the bright, spicy, subtly pine-y notes of juniper, with hints of citrus and…  More info

Mascaró Gin 9
$29.83

Whittaker's Gin - Navy Strength

70cl, 57%
Whittaker's Gin

A Navy Strength variation of the Harrogate Distillery's Whittaker's Gin, made with juniper, coriander, angelica root, bilberries, hawthorne berries, bog myrtle and thyme. The additional ABV gives a…  More info

Whittaker's Gin - Navy Strength
$39.56

Two Birds Old Tom Gin

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Ooh, the Two Birds distillers have made their own Old Tom Gin! Expect familiar refreshing notes as in their London Dry Gin with the addition of enjoyable sweetness. This'll do well in a Martinez...  More info

Two Birds Old Tom Gin
1
$31.19

Nelson's Gin

70cl, 42.5%
Nelson's

A small batch gin from Nelson's Distillery & Gin School in Grindley near the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border made with a range of botanicals from around the globe including lemongrass and kaffir…  More info

Nelson's Gin
3
$35.89

Prairie Organic Gin

70cl, 40%
Prairie

Certified organic gin, the base spirit for which is made with corn from organic family farmers on the Minnesota prairie.  More info

Prairie Organic Gin
2
$27.69

Forest Dry Gin - All Seasons

50cl, 38%
Forest Spirits

What do you do after you've made a gin for each of the four seasons? Made a gin for all seasons! That's exactly what the folks from Belgium's Forest Spirits have done here, using 24 botanicals and…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - All Seasons
$31.52

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella

70cl, 40%
Walcher

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, made with a wheat spirit as a base, and is chock-full of tasty botanicals. These include uncommon sightings like mugwort…  More info

Walcher Gin La Vita è Bella
1
$37.88

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin

70cl, 40%
The Bitter Truth

What was once thought to be a cure for seasickness amongst the sea-faring souls of The Royal Navy, is now an excellent addition to your cocktail arsenal. The Bitter Truth Pink Gin is made by blending…  More info

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
2
$39.47

Batch Premium Gin

70cl, 40%
Batch Spirits

Batch Premium Gin features quite a varied selection of botanicals, including juniper, coriander seed, cinnamon bark, angelica root, lemongrass stalks, orange peel, cardamom, clove, crushed nutmeg and…  More info

Batch Premium Gin
1
$34.90

Gordon's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Gordon's

A crisp Sloe Gin from Gordon's made by steeping Sloe berries in Gordon's gin. Crisp and delicate.  More info

Gordon's Sloe Gin
6
$20.43

Origin - Durau, Romania

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical London Dry Gin from the Origin range, made with juniper from Durau in the north-east of Romania. Each of the gins in the Origin is made with juniper grown in different locations,…  More info

Origin - Durau, Romania
1
$37.51

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection

250cl, 40.4%
Filliers

You may have noticed that there are a fair few variants of Filliers' excellent Dry Gin 28, and now the entire oeuvre comes in one handy box set! If you only buy one Filliers gin, buy this one, which…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection
$156.44

Le Gin 1 & 9

70cl, 40%
Distillerie Des Terres Rouges

A gin made, as we understand it, with juniper and 9 other ingredients including coriander, orange peel, orris root, cinnamon, angelica and cardamom at the Distillerie des Terres Rouges (distillers…  More info

Le Gin 1 & 9
$32.52

Eccentric Cardiff Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
$28.13

Brilliant London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Brilliant

Brilliant Gin comes to us via the wonderfully named 'The Really Brilliant Company'. Created by two long-time gin connoisseurs, it's a tasty London Dry Gin made with a selection of botanicals…  More info

Brilliant London Dry Gin
2
$34.95

Zuidam Dutch Courage

70cl, 44.5%
Zuidam

Zuidam's wonderfully named Dutch Courage is a rich dry gin from Holland. It is based on grain spirit, which is flavoured with the very best botanicals. Made in small batches, this is a crisp and…  More info

Zuidam Dutch Courage
2
$32.69

Darnley's View Gin

70cl, 40%
Wemyss Malts

A crisp, tasty, London Dry Gin created by Wemyss! Darnley's is named after the time when Mary Queen of Scots first met her future husband Lord Darnley at Wemyss Castle in 1565.  More info

Darnley's View Gin
2
$29.03

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin

70cl, 47%
Philadelphia Distilling

A cask-aged edition of Bluecoat American Dry Gin from Philadelphia Distilling! They take their gin, made with earthy juniper, American citrus, coriander seed and angelica root, then leave it to age…  More info

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin
$47.94

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