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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.

Skin Gin (Blue)

50cl, 42%
Skin Gin

This bottling of Skin Gin from German features a rather handsome blue flask-like bottle with an anchor on it!  More info

Skin Gin (Blue)
$43.58

Vallombrosa Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Vallombrosa

An Italian gin from the Benedictine monks of Vallombrosa Abbey in Tuscany.  More info

Vallombrosa Dry Gin
$38.03

London 40 Gin

70cl, 40%
Old St Andrews

London 40 is made to the same recipe as Pink 47 but with a reduced alcohol content.  More info

London 40 Gin
$19.72

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set

50cl, 43.7%
Filliers

The award-winning Dry Gin 28 Tangerine returns for 2014, along with a handsome branded glass in this bright, sprightly set. The Belgian, citrus-forward gin features a recipe based on their Dry…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set
$40.64

Hope on Hopkins London Dry Gin

75cl, 43%
Hope on Hopkins

A South African London dry gin here from the Hope on Hopkins range, made with a base spirit of South African barley! Rather delicious stuff indeed, and great for a martini.  More info

Hope on Hopkins London Dry Gin
$45.53

Boxer Gin

70cl, 40%
Green Box Drinks

The Boxer is a crisp London Dry Gin with a wonderfully complex, vibrant flavour. It is based on fresh juniper and a trio of a superb botanicals: orange, lemon and bergamot. The result is truly superb.  More info

Boxer Gin
3
$29.60

Hepple Gin

70cl, 45%
Moorland Spirit Company

Hepple Gin is crafted using a rather intricate production method, which includes pot stills, vacuum distillation and a super-critical CO2 extraction process! A base spirit is distilling in a pot…  More info

Hepple Gin
2
$37.51

Rathbone New London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Rathbone

Rathbone New London Gin is the brainchild of top bartenders Jamie Forbes and Jim Wrigley, made for 'the next chapter' of no-nonsense cocktails, mixed drinks and enjoyment.  More info

Rathbone New London Dry Gin
$26.03

The Lakes Sloe Gin

20cl, 25%
The Lakes Distillery

A Sloe Gin from The Lakes Distillery, made with their very own Lakes Gin in Cumbria. Ought to be rather tasty served over ice.  More info

The Lakes Sloe Gin
$15.64

City of London Old Tom Gin

70cl, 43.3%
City of London Distillery

An Old Tom (a tradional, slightly sweetened style of gin) from the City of London distillery in the heart of the City of London in London! Made in batches of just 200 bottles and packaged in their St…  More info

City of London Old Tom Gin
$39.60

NV London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
NV Spirits

Launched in mid 2016, the NV & Envy range features this classically-styled London Dry Gin. Citrus forward, with a good whack of peppery juniper in there too.  More info

NV London Dry Gin
$18.08

Hernö Navy Strength Gin

50cl, 57%
Herno

A Navy Strength, small batch gin from the Swedish distillery Hernö. Navy Strength means that gunpowder would still ignite if some of the high-strength gin was spilt on it. Not sure how much gunpowder…  More info

Hernö Navy Strength Gin
2
$40.32

Wannborga Ö Gin

70cl, 40.1%
Wannborga

Wannborga Ö is a Swedish London Dry Gin made from a base of wheat spirit in which nine botanicals including juniper, coriander and white pepper are infused for four days.  More info

Wannborga Ö Gin
$31.17

The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur

20cl, 25%
The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery combine their Lakes Gin (made with 15 botanicals, including a selection of botanicals native to the Lake District National Park) with scrummy damsons to producer their very own…  More info

The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur
$15.64

GlenWyvis Limited Edition Gin

70cl, 40%
GlenWyvis

GlenWyvis distillery takes it's name from the original Ben Wyvis/Ferintosh distillery in Dingwall and the nearby Glenskiach distillery, both of which closed in the 1920s. This limited edition gin…  More info

GlenWyvis Limited Edition Gin
1
$40.65

Platu London Dry Gin

70cl, 39%
Platu

Platu London Dry Gin is triple-distilled Spanish tipple made with 10 botanicals, including juniper, lemon, orange, cassia, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, orris, liquorice and angelica. These are…  More info

Platu London Dry Gin
$23.94

Anno Cranberry & Gin Spirit

70cl, 29%
Anno

A festive treat from Anno! Previously released as Christmas miniatures, Anno's spiced cranberry offering is now here as a full 70cl gin-based spirit drink. Add a tiny splash of vermouth a hey-presto,…  More info

Anno Cranberry & Gin Spirit
$34.15

Boodles British Gin

70cl, 40%
Boodles

This London Dry Gin, repackaged and rejuvenated under new ownership in 2013, takes its name from Boodle's gentleman’s club in St. James's, London and is now produced at the Greenalls…  More info

Boodles British Gin
12
$25.76

Belgravia London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Hall and Bramley

Belgravia is a simple London Dry Gin produced by Hall & Bramley, packed with juniper notes. This'll go well in mixed drinks - perhaps you could try it in that famous one... You know, the one with the…  More info

Belgravia London Dry Gin
$15.39

McQueen Mocha Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

From the McQueen's range of rather interesting gins comes their Mocha Gin, featuring Bulgarian juniper as well as coffee, chocolate, grapefruit and vanilla as botanicals. We reckon this'll make a…  More info

McQueen Mocha Gin
$31.25

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
45 West Distillers Ltd

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin, was inspired by a walk in Burleigh Wood, where master distiller Jamie Baxter happened to come across silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris. From…  More info

Burleighs Signature London Dry Gin
9
$30.20

Sikkim Fraise

70cl, 40%
Sikkim

An aromatic, juicy gin from Spain, combining red tea from Sikkim with Dutch juniper, as well as strawberries and cranberries among other classic gin botanicals.  More info

Sikkim Fraise
$40.76

Dà Mhìle Oak-Aged Gin

70cl, 42%
Dà Mhìle

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

Dà Mhìle Oak-Aged Gin
1
$31.25

Anno Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Anno

Say 'hello' to Anno's Sloe Gin! To make it, the Anno Distillers in Kent use a selection of local botanicals, including elderflower, rose hips, lavender and samphire from the Romney Marsh, as well as…  More info

Anno Sloe Gin
$34.15

Strathearn Citrus Gin

70cl, 40%
Strathearn

A citrus-forward gin the from the Strathearn Distillery in Scotland, made using Italian lemon, Spanish grapefruit and a touch of Kaffir lime leaf as well as a selection of classic gin botanicals.  More info

Strathearn Citrus Gin
$31.25

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