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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.

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
$19.77

X-Gin

50cl, 46%
X-Gin

X-Gin is an intriguingly flavoured gin from Belgium, made with juniper and a whole host of other botanicals, many of which you might find in some indulgent chocolates. This includes Colombian cocoa…  More info

X-Gin
5
$40.76

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
$33.42

Hexham Premier Cru Gin (50cl)

50cl, 40%
Northumberland Gin Co

A 50cl bottling of Hexham Premier Cru Gin, produced by the Northumberland Gin Co.and named after the glorious market town of Hexham. Produced in small batches, this is a high-quality gin for use in…  More info

Hexham Premier Cru Gin (50cl)
$30.88

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
$28.54

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Bramley & Gage

This is sloe gin is made to organic standards from wild, hand-picked hedgerow sloes. The sloes are then left to infuse in the gin with lots of sugar to create this IWSC Silver award-winning drink.  More info

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin
$21.13

Long Table London Dry Gin

75cl, 44%
Long Table

Made in Vancouver, this versatile, fresh dry gin is made with eight botanicals.  More info

Long Table London Dry Gin
$37.61

Arbikie Kirsty's Gin

70cl, 43%
Arbikie

The second release from Scotland's Arbikie Distillery is Kirsty's Gin, a tasty tipple crafted using a base spirit made from estate-grown potatoes (King Edward, Cultra and Maris Piper varieties) and a…  More info

Arbikie Kirsty's Gin
5
$35.84

Von Hallers Gin

50cl, 44%
Von Haller

Named after Albrecht von Haller, a famous physiologist and naturalist of the German enlightenment who founded the Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University in 1736 from whence the botanicals used…  More info

Von Hallers Gin
$38.39

City of London Square Mile Gin

70cl, 47.3%
City of London Distillery

A big, bold one-shot London dry gin from the City of London Distillery, made with a selection of botanicals which include juniper, angelica, coriander, fresh orange & lemon, liquorice and orris root,…  More info

City of London Square Mile Gin
$47.03

Eden Mill Golf Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

Unsurprisingly, Eden Mill "The Spirit of St. Andrew's", have released a Golf Gin! With added hickory, as well as lemongrass, imagine it's been stirred with the finest wooden golf club and brings…  More info

Eden Mill Golf Gin
$32.62

Origin - Cerem, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

An Origin gin which has been produced with juniper that was grown in Cerem, Albania! These gins are produced only using juniper, with each batch using juniper from a different location, allowing gin…  More info

Origin - Cerem, Albania
1
$37.61

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

This is one of the range of gins from the Origin series, which explores the impact that juniper's terroir (or its origin) can have on a gin's flavour profile. Each expression is made with juniper…  More info

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo
1
$37.61

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
$35.05

Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin (70cl)

70cl, 30%
Warner Edwards

Made by two friends on a farm in Northamptonshire, Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin is absolutely wonderful. And now, they've got a sloe gin to their name too! Infused with local, hand-picked sloes,…  More info

Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin (70cl)
1
$27.97

G'Vine Nouaison Gin

70cl, 43.9%
G'Vine

A limited edition French gin made using batch distillation in a copper pot still before flavouring. This is distilled from the Ugni Blanc grape (a favourite variety used in Cognac production) and is…  More info

G'Vine Nouaison Gin
1
$37.14

Blue Bottle Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Three Fingers

Blue Bottle Gin comes to us from the Three Fingers Distillery on the Island of Guernsey and features a selection of botanicals which include juniper, cubeb pepper, nutmeg and local gorse flowers. The…  More info

Blue Bottle Dry Gin
3
$47.27

Quaglia Gin Berto

70cl, 43%
Antica Distilleria Quaglia

An Italian gin produced by Quaglia in Piemonte for the Berto range, featuring botanicals including juniper, citrus, wormwood and rosemary. A handsomely herbaceous tipple.  More info

Quaglia Gin Berto
$23.73

Oxley Gin

100cl, 47%
Oxley

Perhaps the most innovative Gin yet? Oxley Gin is distilled under vacuum, meaning that the Distillate boils at -5 degrees Celsius, and re-condenses at -100 Celsius. The result of all this…  More info

Oxley Gin
$60.81

Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Tom's Gin

70cl, 40%
Zuidam

A sweet, flavourful Old Tom Gin from Zuidam's Dutch Courage series, made with juniper, sweet orange, fresh whole lemons, coriander, angelica, liquorice, whole vanilla beans, elderflower and iris…  More info

Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Tom's Gin
$39.08

Dactari Gin

50cl, 40%
Dactari

A German gin with a base spirit made with a combination of grain and wine distillates, and featuring a selection of botanicals which include juniper, orange, lemon, liquorice, pepper, coriander and…  More info

Dactari Gin
2
$39.13

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
$40.10

Twisted Nose Sloe Gin

35cl, 26%
Winchester Distillery

Sloe gin from the folks behind Twisted Nose Gin, produced in beautiful Winchester. They forage sloe berries from the fields around their distillery and allow them to infuse in their gin for 12 months…  More info

Twisted Nose Sloe Gin
$26.09

Bombay Sapphire

70cl, 40%
Bombay Sapphire

One of the best known and most delicately perfumed gins in the world, Bombay Sapphire makes an excellent Martini, and is great as a base for a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Bombay Sapphire
10
$21.08

Long Table Cucumber Gin

75cl, 44%
Long Table

A award-winning gin from Vancouver's Long Table distillery made with nine botanicals including juniper, two different peppers and, of course, cucumber. Works well with citrus.  More info

Long Table Cucumber Gin
$37.61

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