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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.

Gin Del Professore Madame

70cl, 42.90%
Antica

A floral, fruity gin from the Gin Del Professore produced by the Jerry Thomas Project in Rome. Ought to be great gin for sweeter cocktails, we reckon.  More info

Gin Del Professore Madame
$43.21

Rives Pink Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Rives

A pink gin from Spanish producers, Rives. Usually "pink gin" refers to a delicious concoction of gin mixed with a dash of bitters (often Angostura), but this is actually made using their gin and…  More info

Rives Pink Gin
$27.30

Brandon's Barrel Reserve Gin - Winter 2015 Limited Edition

75cl, 46%
Rock Town

We love a bourbon barrel aged gin, and here's one from an American craft distillery that produces some truly fantastic bourbon. One for both gin and whiskey fans, try it in your next Negroni or Old…  More info

Brandon's Barrel Reserve Gin - Winter 2015 Limited Edition
1
$32.99

Ancient Mariner London Cut Dry Gin

50cl, 50%
Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner's London Dry Gin was chosen from more than 25 different recipes, created with 100% British grains and distilled in London. It is named, of course, for Coleridge's famous poem The…  More info

Ancient Mariner London Cut Dry Gin
3
$33.94

Spring Gin Gentleman’s Cut

50cl, 48.80%
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
$85.16

Loopuyt Dry Gin

70cl, 45.10%
Loopuyt

Loopuyt Dry Gin is produced in the Netherlands using a combination of 12 botanicals, with their quantities carefully considered to ensure a well-balanced flavour profile. The botanicals include…  More info

Loopuyt Dry Gin
$37.23

Gin Gold 999.9

70cl, 40%
Gin Gold

Gin Gold 999.9 is homage to a gin created in the early 20th century which was said to have been made in a pot still made of gold! This expression has been made in Alsace with a selection of…  More info

Gin Gold 999.9
$51.42

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
16
$27.46

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
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
$18.13

Beefeater London Distilled Dry Gin (75.7cl) - 1970s

76cl, 40%
Beefeater

We have a few of this particular bottling of Beefeater gin from the 1970s, in varying conditions (the most damaged label being pictured).  More info

Beefeater London Distilled Dry Gin (75.7cl) - 1970s
$158.33

Anno 60² Gin

70cl, 60%
Anno

Anno Gin co-founders Andy and Norman both turned 60 in 2015, hence Anno 60² Gin, presented at a healthy stronger-than-navy-strength 60% abv! Produced in Kent, this special edition has a distinctive…  More info

Anno 60² Gin
$56.55

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

An Old Tom Gin from the Gin lane 1751 range, created by the Bloomsbury Club and Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers. Sweeter than your standard gin, Old Tom gins are excellent in cocktails like the…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin
$22.85

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin

50cl, 46%
Blackwater Distillery Ltd.

Irish gin rested in tiny 50 litre juniper wood casks for 30 days! The small casks used are not scorched and are specially commissioned from Eastern Europe. As with their No.5 release, this gin uses…  More info

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin
$39.41

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
1
$34.58

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Bols

A classic gin from Dutch distillers, Bols. Silver Top London Dry Gin has been enjoyed in Europe for decades - we've previously had some bottles from years gone by in our Antique Spirits collection...  More info

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin
1
$23.04

London Hill Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
London Hill

A premium gin which was awarded Golds at the International Wine and Spirit Competitions in 2000, 2001 and 2003. The judges described it as "the epitome of London Dry Gin".  More info

London Hill Dry Gin
1
$16.61

Inverroche Classic Gin

70cl, 43%
Inverroche

A floral South African gin made using botanicals known as Fynbos from the Cape Floral Kingdom, which are placed in the steam basket during distillation. There's no further infusion following…  More info

Inverroche Classic Gin
$44.97

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
$38.44

Bombay Sapphire 1.5l

150cl, 40%
Bombay Spirits Company

An exceptional London dry gin, Bombay Sapphire is triple distilled and flavoured using a vapour infusion method, whereby the spirit passes through a copper basket filled with 10 different botanicals,…  More info

Bombay Sapphire 1.5l
$47.53

The Botanical Ginvent Calendar (2015 Edition)

72cl, 40%
Drinks by the Dram

The Botanical Ginvent Calendar takes you on a 24 day journey through 23 botanicals, as well as a base gin to which each is added. The botanicals are all lovingly cold-distilled to lock in the fresh…  More info

The Botanical Ginvent Calendar (2015 Edition)
$137.38

Firkin Gin - Batch 4

70cl, 46%
Gleann Mór

A cask aged gin from Gleann Mór that uses different ex-whisky casks for each batch! The cask used for Batch 4 previously held peated whisky from Islay - a 10 year old Lagavulin to be precise. Each…  More info

Firkin Gin - Batch 4
2
$48.19

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
$46.27

Finsbury London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Finsbury

Finsbury Dry Gin or 'yellow label' is made with juniper, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin
$17.47

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
$35.99

Strathearn Juniper Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.50%
Strathearn

This edition of Strathern Distillery's Juniper Gin has been bottled at 60.5% ABV, which should make the intense juniper freshness stand out further in cocktails and mixed drinks.  More info

Strathearn Juniper Gin - Distillery Strength
$40.27

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