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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.

T.E.A. Earl Grey Gin

70cl, 42%
T.E.A.

From the T.E.A. range (which cleverly stands for 'Tea Enriched Alcohol') comes their Earl Grey Gin, made with sugar beet spirit and a selection of botanicals, including earl grey tea, bergamot oil,…  More info

T.E.A. Earl Grey Gin
$40.04

Port of Dragons Pure

70cl, 40%
Destileria Premium

The Pure edition of Port Of Dragons gin is a juniper-heavy offering made with botanicals that are all of certified origin such as juniper from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, for example.  More info

Port of Dragons Pure
$35.18

Palmers 44 London Dry Gin

70cl, 44%
Langley Distillery

A London Dry from the WH Palmer Group who own Langley distillery. Palmer's is made with 10 botanicals.  More info

Palmers 44 London Dry Gin
1
$30.86

Hernö Old Tom Gin

50cl, 43%
Herno

From the Swedish Hernö distillers comes a sweet, lip-smacking Old Tom Gin. They use the same botanical selection as their Hernö Dry Gin for this, although they've dialled up the amount of meadowsweet…  More info

Hernö Old Tom Gin
2
$40.40

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
$29.51

Hobart No.4

70cl, 44%
Tasmania Distillery

Well, would you look who's entered the world of gin - it's the folks behind Australia's award-winning Sullivans Cove whisky, the Tasmania Distillery! Their Hobart No. 4 Gin is made with a base of…  More info

Hobart No.4
$52.39

Broker's Gin

70cl, 40%
Brokers

A fine and tasty gin which has been lauded by critics, Broker's is made with herbs, spices and fruits imported from three continents and blended to be extra dry - yes, that's right people, this is…  More info

Broker's Gin
13
$21.04

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
$50.65

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
$39.63

Buss No.509 Raspberry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Buss Spirits

The first gin released from the Buss No.509 gin range. This Belgian gin features Juniper, Coriander, liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamon, Iris, Orange, Lemon and Raspberry as botanicals. Though…  More info

Buss No.509 Raspberry Gin
$49.83

Fords London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Thames Distillers

Fords London Dry Gin comes to us from the Thames Distillers in London with help from Simon Ford of The 86 Co., the chaps behind Aylebury Duck Vodka. For the botanical selection, the distillers cast…  More info

Fords London Dry Gin
$32.79

Beefeater London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Beefeater

Beefeater London Dry Gin was first made in 1820 by James Burroughs. It is still, to this day, made to the same recipe. Great in a martini, this is a spiced, fruity gin.  More info

Beefeater London Dry Gin
7
$19.30

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
$39.63

Nao Gin

70cl, 40%
Nao

You've seen Port cask-finished whiskies - now try a Port cask-aged gin! Nao Portucale Gin is made with English grain spirit along with botanicals inspired by Portugal, and then then aged in Port…  More info

Nao Gin
1
$43.66

One Key Gin

70cl, 40%
One Key

One Key Gin is produced in Slovenia and features a selection of botanicals including coriander, ginger and juniper. It comes presented in a pretty intriguing bottle, which is... Well, it's a big…  More info

One Key Gin
1
$41.70

Tanqueray Bloomsbury London Dry Gin

100cl, 47.30%
Tanqueray

A limited edition release from the Tanqueray range, with a decidedly juniper-focussed mindset. It's based on a historical Tanqueray family recipe from a recipe book dating back to 1880 which called…  More info

Tanqueray Bloomsbury London Dry Gin
1
$60.13

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
$59.18

5th Gin Black Air

70cl, 40%
Atmosphera

Most of the 5th Gin range is coloured - Fire is pink/red tinted, Earth has a yellow hue and Water is bright blue! Air, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been left as a clear spirit, but is presented in a…  More info

5th Gin Black Air
$34.36

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
$42.95

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

Gin Lane 1751 is a range of gins that hark back to the Victorian era in both style and flavour profile, created by the Bloomsbury Club and Charles Maxwell from Thames Distillers. The name is a…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin
1
$22.91

Gin Del Professore Monsieur

70cl, 43.70%
Antica

One of two expressions from the Gin Del Professore range produced by the Jerry Thomas Project in Rome. The Monsieur edition focussed more on the juniper side of things, with a subtle flash of citrus…  More info

Gin Del Professore Monsieur
$43.25

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin

70cl, 41.70%
Langley's

Named after the number of botanicals used, the final abv chosen was also supposedly the eighth tasted from a final shortlist of twelve possible percentages. It is aimed at the sophisticated male gin…  More info

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin
4
$33.01

Forest Dry Gin - Winter

50cl, 45%
Forest Spirits

One of four gin release for the Forest Dry Gin range, created by Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops, each one capturing the character of a particular season - this is the Winter edition. The four…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Winter
$41.84

The Exiles Irish Gin

70cl, 41.30%
The Exiles

A premium Irish gin that claims to be the only gin in the world made using shamrock as a botanical! It also quotes Yeats on the bottle ("I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because…  More info

The Exiles Irish Gin
$30.44

City of London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.30%
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
$38.53

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