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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.

Poetic Licence Old Tom Gin

70cl, 41.60%
Poetic Licence

An Old Tom gin from the Poetic Licence distillery in Sunderland! tasting inspiration from the sweet style of gin popular in the 1800s, this tasty treat features hibiscus and rose petals as part of…  More info

Poetic Licence Old Tom Gin
$35.72

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
$15.55

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
$40.29

Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin

70cl, 40%
Larios

A Spanish gin made using 12 botanicals which are distilled five times. Larios 12 is made with botanicals including wild juniper, nutmeg, angelica root, coriander, Mediterranean lemon, orange,…  More info

Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin
5
$23.43

Imagin Gin

70cl, 40%
Imagin

Imagin is a beautiful gin from Sweden, made with juniper and 11 other botanicals. The main flavours that come through are citrus, aromatic herbs and rich spices. A creamy, rounded spirit that we can…  More info

Imagin Gin
$25.24

Hayman's Family Reserve

70cl, 41.30%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's Family Reserve harks back to the heady days of Gin Palaces, where the juniper-based libation would be sold from oak casks. This expressions from the tasty Hayman's Gin range has been rested…  More info

Hayman's Family Reserve
$32.60

Akori Premium Gin

70cl, 42%
Akori

A Japanese inspired gin made with rice based spirit, juniper and botanicals such as dragon fruit, kumquat, citrus and ginger.  More info

Akori Premium Gin
$42.83

Strathearn Heather Rose Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.50%
Strathearn

Part of Strathearn's Distillery Strength range comes a higher ABV version of their superb Heather Rose Gin! Weighing in at 60.5% ABV, this'll be very useful in cocktails and mixed drinks...  More info

Strathearn Heather Rose Gin - Distillery Strength
$40.26

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
$38.43

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
$32.70

Skin Gin Edition Blanc

50cl, 42%
Skin Gin

The white flask edition of this German gin, made with juniper, mint, lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange and coriander.  More info

Skin Gin Edition Blanc
$45.02

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)

35cl, 42%
Southwestern Distillery

A half-bottle of Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin, made with botanicals from all over the world! The distiller uses Orris root from Morocco, green cardamom seeds from Guatemala, cinnamon from…  More info

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)
$20.74

Hernö Export Strength Gin

50cl, 47%
Herno

Hernö gin is made with 8 botanicals: juniper, coriander, lemon peel, lingon berries, meadowsweet, black pepper, cassia and vanilla. It has a citrussy, spicy character and this Export Strength edition…  More info

Hernö Export Strength Gin
$47.09

Forest Dry Gin - Summer

50cl, 45%
Forest Spirits

This is the Summer expression from Forest Dry Gin - each of the four seasons has an expression, and though all are made with the same botanicals, the recipes are different in a way that highlights…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Summer
$41.73

Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin

70cl, 57%
Dunnet Bay

The folks at Dunnet Bay Distillery in Scotland have only gone and made a Navy Strength edition of their very popular Rock Rose Gin! The bumped up ABV brings an intensity to the flavour profile,…  More info

Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin
1
$46.41

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Williams & Humbert

Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin is produced by winemakers William & Humbert, to a higher strength than their standard Premium London Dry Gin. It's made with some rather intriguing botanicals,…  More info

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin
1
$50.51

Bombay Sapphire East

70cl, 42%
Bombay Spirits Company

"A twist on a classic" is an overused phrase, but is surely appropriate here. This edition of one of the most popular London Dry Gins in the world uses the ten classic Bombay Sapphire botanicals plus…  More info

Bombay Sapphire East
$34.93

Tann's Gin

70cl, 40%
Destilerias Campeny

First launched in 1977, Tann's have altered their recipe to appeal to modern tastes. The botanicals used are now juniper, cucumber, raspberry, rose petals, orange blossom, cardamom, coriander seeds,…  More info

Tann's Gin
$33.38

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition

70cl, 42%
Masons

Unveiled in mid-2015, this is a Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin with a focus on the intense, fragrant and subtly sweet notes of lavender. Should be good for use in summer-y G&Ts and light, elegant cocktails.  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition
3
$40.26

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%

70cl, 43.10%
Tanqueray

The lower strength version of Tanqueray Export Strength. It boasts a phenomenally fruity, spicy palate with big zesty, citrusy top notes which make this gin the perfect all-rounder.  More info

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%
3
$22.03

nginious! Smoked & Salted Gin

50cl, 42%
nginious!

The clever chaps behind nginious! Gin have created a Smoked & Salted variation of their excellent Swiss gin. This features juniper, bitter oranges, quinces, ginger and coriander, as well as…  More info

nginious! Smoked & Salted Gin
$53.47

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
$40.26

Elemental Cornish Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cornish Gin Distillery

Cornwall has long been the number 1 destination for coastal getaways, greenhouse biomes and clotted cream, but a new distillery is looking to put it on the map for something perhaps even more…  More info

Elemental Cornish Gin
5
$39.19

6 O'clock Gin

70cl, 43%
6 o'Clock

6 O'Clock gin is made by Bramley and Gage - top English liqueur producers, and the gin itself is made with just 7 botanicals including elderflowers and citrus peel.  More info

6 O'clock Gin
7
$26.49

McQueen Mocha Gin

70cl, 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
$32.93

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