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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.

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
$38.89

Gordon Castle Gin

70cl, 43%
Gordon Castle

Small-batch, hand-crafted gin from the Gordon Castle along the River Spey, featuring botanicals grown in the estate's Walled Garden. Mint, lavender and gooseberry are among the botanical selection,…  More info

Gordon Castle Gin
4
$36.98

Garden Tiger Gin

50cl, 47%
Capreolus

Crafted at the Capreolus distillery in the Cotswolds, Garden Tiger Gin is made with 34 botanicals including organic blood orange, lime tree leaves, elderberries and pine as well as a selection of…  More info

Garden Tiger Gin
$37.81

Hayman's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Hayman Distillers

A traditional Sloe gin from Hayman's, this is made by steeping the sloes in Hayman's gin before blending with natural sugar. Bittersweet and intense in flavour, we love it.  More info

Hayman's Sloe Gin
2
$22.12

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack

15cl, 47%
Pickering's

Get a taste of what's going on at the Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh with this triple pack of Pickering's Gin 5cl miniatures! This triple pack includes... - 1x Pickering's Gin (5cl, 42%…  More info

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack
$15.30

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
$32.40

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin Goldcap

50cl, 49%
Ferdinand

Produced once a year, only the heart of this small batch annual distillation is used in Goldcap, made with dried Riesling grapes, mirabelles and cocoa beans as well as local acacia and pears. Gin…  More info

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin Goldcap
$102.50

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin

70cl, 42%
Sibling

A rather striking triple distilled gin from Cheltenham, made by a team of four siblings! Produced at their state-of-the-art distillery, the gin's botanicals (which include juniper, vanilla, orange…  More info

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin
38
$36.72

Strathearn Citrus Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.50%
Strathearn

A higher strength variation of the Strathearn Distillery's Citrus Gin! Made using a combination of Italian lemons, Spanish grapefruit and Kaffir lime leaves as well as a selection of traditional gin…  More info

Strathearn Citrus Gin - Distillery Strength
$39.61

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.50%
Strathearn

Strathearn's Oaked Highland Distillery Strength is a higher strength edition of their tasty gin, which combines notes of gin and whisky!  More info

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin - Distillery Strength
$39.61

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin

70cl, 40%
Strathearn

Combining the floral, fresh notes of gin and the rich, oak-y notes of whisky, Strathearn's Oaked Highland Gin is a gin that whisky lovers could certainly get behind. Exciting stuff from Scotland's…  More info

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin
2
$34.02

Buss No.509 Master Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

A very 'citrus-forward' Belgian gin here from the Buss No.509 range, released as part of a series of Choice Cut gins in mid-2016. The Master Cut is brimming with orange and grapefruit notes, and has…  More info

Buss No.509 Master Cut
$47.62

Buss No.509 Midi Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

From a series of Buss No.509 gins launched in mid-2016 comes the Midi Cut expression, which features a flavour profile just bursting at the seams with herbaceousness and has been bottled at 45% ABV.  More info

Buss No.509 Midi Cut
$47.62

Sacred Cardamom Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Sacred Spirits Company

To create their Cardamom Gin, the distillers at Sacred in Highgate steep green Guatemalan Cardamom pods in English grain spirit, which is then re-distilled. As you can imagine, the intense, spicy…  More info

Sacred Cardamom Gin
2
$36.72

Buss No.509 Rebel Cut

70cl, 47%
Buss Spirits

Rebel Cut from Serge Buss' Buss No. 509 is made using 100% corn spirit as well as botanicals including juniper, lavender, white jasmine, white pepper, orange, lemon, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom,…  More info

Buss No.509 Rebel Cut
$49.31

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange

70cl, 43%
Liverpool Distillery

A citrus-forward variation on the Liverpool Gin recipe, made with a generous helping of Valencia orange as one of its core botanicals. Obviously, this'll do well in a G&T garnished with an orange…  More info

Liverpool Gin Valencian Orange
$46.50

Foxdenton Damson Gin Liqueur

70cl, 18.50%
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
$25.85

Big Gin

75cl, 47%
Captive Spirits

Everything is bigger in America. The buildings, the movies and evidently even the gins cut an imposing figure, and Big Gin from Captive Spirits in Washington is certainly no slouch in that respect.…  More info

Big Gin
1
$43.21

Twisted Nose Damson Gin Liqueur 35cl

35cl, 30%
Winchester Distillery

A 35cl bottle of damson gin from the excellent Twisted Nose aka Winchester Distillery. Damsons are added to their Winchester Dry Gin, with a small amount of caramelised cane sugar added for balance.  More info

Twisted Nose Damson Gin Liqueur 35cl
$20.23

Burleighs London Dry Gin Export Strength

70cl, 47%
45 West Distillers Ltd

Burleighs London Dry Gin Export Strength, features the same botanical selection as their Signature expression, including the likes of silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris. However,…  More info

Burleighs London Dry Gin Export Strength
1
$36.72

Gilt Single Malt Scottish Gin

70cl, 40%
Gilt Gin Company

Gilt Gin is made by the same Scottish company which makes the famous Valt Vodka. It's based on single malt spirit, which is distilled five times from nothing but malted barley.  More info

Gilt Single Malt Scottish Gin
4
$31.58

Bombay Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Bombay Spirits Company

Originally launched in 1959, Bombay's Dry Gin is made to the original recipe which preceded Bombay Sapphire. A more robust, traditional style and quite lovely it is too.  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin
3
$25.96

Thomas Dakin Manchester Gin

70cl, 42%
G&J Greenall

Made with eleven botanicals including juniper, orange peel, English coriander, angelica, cubeb pepper and liquorice as well as "a hint of red cole" aka horseradish! It's named after Thomas Dakin, who…  More info

Thomas Dakin Manchester Gin
9
$40.46

City of London Old Tom Gin

70cl, 43.30%
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
$41.05

Junipero Gin

70cl, 49.30%
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
3
$45.92

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