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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.

Forest Dry Gin - Spring

50cl, 42%
Forest Spirits

The four editions of Forest Dry Gin each feature the same botanical selection, just with different recipes to highlight the personality of each particular season. This is the Spring edition, a…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Spring
$39.18

Greensand Ridge London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Greensand Ridge

A London Dry Gin from the Greensand Ridge Distillery just outside Shipbourne (only a short jaunt north from MoM Towers!), made using a selection of eight botanicals that grow within a mile of the…  More info

Greensand Ridge London Dry Gin
3
$36.09

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin

50cl, 29%
Williams Chase

An aged edition of Williams Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin. They make this using their GB Gin along with Herefordshire sloe berries and mulberries, and is aged in oak casks for a year before bottling.  More info

Chase Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin
$30.45

Larios Ginebra Mediterránea

70cl, 37.5%
Larios

Larios Dry Gin, now renamed Larios Ginebra Mediterránea, with its handsome new packaging aimed at a new generation in the Mediterranean where gin is thriving. The best selling gin in Spain, the…  More info

Larios Ginebra Mediterránea
$17.08

Rutte Celery Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Rutte & Son

Best in Show at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Tasting Competition 2015! Perfect for a Red Snapper (like a Bloody Mary, but with gin rather than vodka for a far superior drink).  More info

Rutte Celery Dry Gin
$37.12

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Christopher's

A classic London Dry Gin, Christopher's is a great value-for-money spirit which works nicely in a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Christopher's London Dry Gin
$17.02

Six Ravens Gin

50cl, 46%
Six Ravens

Six Ravens is a German London Dry Gin made using juniper, lemon peel, ginger and coriander. Then name is a reference to the ravens at the Tower of London, which apparently keep the (metaphorical)…  More info

Six Ravens Gin
$39.18

Dancing Cows New Forest Oak-Aged Gin

50cl, 43%
Dancing Cows

An oak aged gin from Dancing Cows, it has been aged in ex-Sherry casks and American oak chips have also been used. Like their Lymington Gin this works well in a Gin & Tonic, but also works well with…  More info

Dancing Cows New Forest Oak-Aged Gin
$24.13

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Speyside

35cl, 47%
Pickering's

A cask-aged Pickering's Gin, which has been matured in casks that previously aged Speyside whisky! This comes from a series of cask aged gins, each matured in casks from a different whisky region of…  More info

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Speyside
$38.14

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin

100cl, 47.3%
Tanqueray

A limited edition release of Tanqueray Old Tom Gin, based on a recipe from the Charles Tanqueray which dates back to 1835. Old Tom gin was popular in the 18th century and is the core ingredient in…  More info

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin
2
$52.39

Spring Gin Gentleman’s Cut

50cl, 48.8%
Spring Gin

This edition of Spring Gin is said to be "not for the faint of heart", after all it's for "Gent's only", Spring Gin's "beefcake brother". Whilst the Ladies Edition is bottled at a lower strength than…  More info

Spring Gin Gentleman’s Cut
$79.96

Pickering's Sloe Gin

35cl, 30%
Pickering's

For their latest batch of Sloe Gin, Pickering's have used a specially designed one-off distillation rather than their regular gin to perfect this popular bottling and create the desired complementary…  More info

Pickering's Sloe Gin
1
$22.52

Ish Limed Gin - Brazil Edition

70cl, 40%
The Poshmakers

A stylish Brazilian-themed limited edition (ed-ish-on?) bottling of Ish Limed Gin from The Poshmakers in London. Ish Gin features 12 botanicals macerated for 24 hours in high-quality English grain…  More info

Ish Limed Gin - Brazil Edition
$34.02

Skin Gin (Pink)

50cl, 42%
Skin Gin

A pink version of the Skin Gin bottle, produced in Germany and made with a combination of seven botanicals - juniper, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, coriander and mint.  More info

Skin Gin (Pink)
$43.12

The Duke Munich Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
The Duke Destillerie

All the way from Munich, Germany, comes The Duke Munich Dry Gin, featuring a selection of botanicals including orange blossom, ginger root, coriander, lemon peel, angelica root, lavender, cubeb and…  More info

The Duke Munich Dry Gin
$43.45

Junipero Gin

70cl, 49.3%
Anchor Distilling Company

Made by the Anchor Distilling Company, which was founded in 1993. Junipero gin is flavoured with over 12 different botanicals which are redistilled in a small copper still. The botanicals include…  More info

Junipero Gin
2
$43.83

7 Dials London Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
London Gin Club

This London dry gin is named after the famous crossroads in the St Giles parish of London. Seven Dials sits between St Giles and Soho. The area was urbanised in the late 1600s where seven streets…  More info

7 Dials London Dry Gin
3
$42.28

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
$35.41

Eden Mill Oak Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

A cask aged gin from craft brewers and distillers Eden Mill. Unsurprisingly, the casks used are oak aged beer casks!  More info

Eden Mill Oak Gin
$33.60

Eden Gin - The Original Sea Buckthorn Gin

70cl, 42%
Eden Mill

A gin from Eden Mill made with sea buckthorn, sometimes known as simply 'seaberries' for a satisfying tang. Great stuff from the Scottish distillery (and brewery).  More info

Eden Gin - The Original Sea Buckthorn Gin
$33.60

Chilgrove Dry Gin

70cl, 44%
Chilgrove

Chilgrove Dry Gin is a rather exciting spirit, as the base comes not from distilled grain but distilled grapes instead, similar to how it was in the olden days when jenever was distilled from wine in…  More info

Chilgrove Dry Gin
$29.94

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur

70cl, 18.5%
Foxdenton Estate

Produced by the wonderful Foxdenton Estate, this is a smartly packaged bottle of their excellent Damson Gin - a rich, jammy, fruity spirit which works beautifully in a Damson Fizz (a mix of Champagne…  More info

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur
$24.68

Eccentric Madam Geneva London Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Eccentric Gin

Madam Geneva is a classically-style London Dry Gin from Welsh distillers Eccentric Gin. Good for cocktails and mixed drinks with its up-front juniper and floral citrus, joined by deeper notes of…  More info

Eccentric Madam Geneva London Dry Gin
$36.68

Mezcal Gin

70cl, 45%
Mezcal Gin

Mezcal Gin does exactly what it says on the tin bottle! A base of agave cenizo mezcal is used with classic gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, angelica, coriander, dragon eye, Guinea pepper, orange…  More info

Mezcal Gin
3
$57.09

English Spirit Rhubarb Gin

50cl, 25%
English Vodka Company

A rhubarb-flavoured gin from the English Spirit Distillery, combining the intense tartness of rhubarb with a robust core of juniper.  More info

English Spirit Rhubarb Gin
$21.12

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