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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 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.

Dutch gin, known as jenever or genever, is a distinctive style of gin, which must be at least partly distilled from barley malt in a pot still. The result is a gin which bares marked semblance to whisky.

Did you know?... ...The Gin and Tonic became a popular means of taking quinine (present in cinchona bark used to make tonic) to prevent malaria.

Stirling Gin

70cl, 43%
Stirling

A gin made with a traditional ingredients as well as foraged botanicals such as nettles. Garnish you G&T with a couple of torn or spanked basil leaves. The label depicts the National Wallace Monument…  More info

Stirling Gin
$39.24

Leopold's Gin

70cl, 40%
Leopold Bros

Small Batch American gin, made using "hand-zested American pummelos". They only make 50 cases of this a year, so it really is small batch.  More info

Leopold's Gin
$45.86

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin 2013

50cl, 26%
Filliers

A sloe gin from the brilliant Belgian distillery, Filliers. Whilst you might see sloe gin as a purely British commodity, like fish & chips or tweed jackets, the talented folks at Filliers certainly…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Sloe Gin 2013
$34.24

VOR Barrel Aged Gin

50cl, 47%
Eimverk Distillery

A barrel aged edition of VOR Gin from Iceland! The botanicals for this marvellously complex gin include juniper, angelic root, kale, rhubarb, sweet kelp, creeping thyme, crowberries, Iceland moss and…  More info

VOR Barrel Aged Gin
$39.94

Dà Mhìle Farmhouse Botanical Gin

70cl, 42%
Dà Mhìle

Made with 100% organic ingredients, Dà Mhìle Farmhouse Botanical Gin is evidently just naturally delicious. With a mix of 20 organic botanicals, from the old favourites juniper and coriander to some…  More info

Dà Mhìle Farmhouse Botanical Gin
2
$36.30

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Seasonal Tangerine Edition

50cl, 43.70%
Filliers

Based on the original Filliers Dry Gin 28 recipe, this seasonal edition has been created by Master Distiller Pedro Saez Del Burgo using the finest tangerines from Valencia, harvested exclusively…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Seasonal Tangerine Edition
1
$41.15

Tinto Red Premium Gin Gift Pack

70cl, 40%
Decanter Primeiras Marcas

A gift pack containing a 70cl bottle of Tinto Red Gin and a glass. Tinto comes from Valença, Portugal where it's triple distilled using rye and barley spirit, juniper and orange and lemon peels…  More info

Tinto Red Premium Gin Gift Pack
$47.94

Zuidam Dutch Courage

70cl, 44.50%
Zuidam

Zuidam's wonderfully named Dutch Courage is a rich dry gin from Holland. It is based on grain spirit, which is flavoured with the very best botanicals. Made in small batches, this is a crisp and…  More info

Zuidam Dutch Courage
1
$34.95

Knockeen Hills Heather Gin

70cl, 47.30%
Knockeen Hills

Silver medal winner at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2009, this unusual London ‘Cut’ Dry Gin is made from five-times distilled Irish whey spirit!  More info

Knockeen Hills Heather Gin
$41.98

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut

70cl, 47%
45 West Distillers Ltd

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut is made with a recipe which offers up a fabulous flavour profile, that works excellently in cocktails. Try it in a Negroni or a Martinez, or find your own…  More info

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut
1
$41.15

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Whitley Neill

Whitley Neill bottled at 43% abv (previously 42%). A London Dry Gin made with African botanicals including extracts from the Baobab Tree (known as the Tree of Life) and Physalis fruit. It's made in a…  More info

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin
$28.23

Pink 47 Gin

70cl, 47%
Old St Andrews

Pink 47 is a fine London Dry gin made from Italian juniper berries. It includes some exotic botanicals too with two different types of angelica and two different corianders. Lavish. There's also…  More info

Pink 47 Gin
$27.65

FEW Barrel Gin

70cl, 46.50%
Few Spirits Distillery

This is a stunning American gin, made by FEW Spirits in Illinois, USA. It was aged in oak barrels, and the result of this is an increased level of sweetness, complexity and spice. In fact, you could…  More info

FEW Barrel Gin
2
$60.55

The Lakes Gin

70cl, 43.70%
The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Gin comes from The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria, makers of The ONE Blended Whisky. For their gin, they use locally sourced juniper, as well as more botanicals from the surrounding areas,…  More info

The Lakes Gin
$36.30

Ransom Old Tom

70cl, 44%
Ransom Spirits

Old Tom Gin from the land of Uncle Sam. Produced in Oregon, U.S.A., this Old Tom Gin is made by the artisan distillery Ransom, titled to represent the investment it takes to become self employed.…  More info

Ransom Old Tom
3
$54.49

7 Dials London Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
London Gin Club

This London dry gin is named after the famous crossroads in the St Giles parish of London. Seven Dials sits between St Giles and Soho. The area was urbanised in the late 1600s where seven streets…  More info

7 Dials London Dry Gin
2
$49.64

Hernö Gin

50cl, 40.50%
Herno

With a tagline like "Swedish Excellence", we were expecting big things from this Hernö Gin. Then we did some more research and discovered Hernö won the most awards at the Gin Masters 2013 - our…  More info

Hernö Gin
3
$36.52

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
2
$59.49

Tarquin's The Seadog Navy Strength

70cl, 57%
Southwestern Distillery

Southwestern Distillery's excellent Tarquin's Gin bottled at 57% abv! Orris root, green cardamom seeds, cinnamon and violets are all used and the gin is distilled in Tamara, their copper pot still…  More info

Tarquin's The Seadog Navy Strength
$49.12

SW4 London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
SW4

A premium and very tasty gin, SW4 is made in the style of the original London Dry Gins from the early 1800s. These original gins work brilliantly with tonic or even just neat…  More info

SW4 London Dry Gin
$25.00

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
$37.41

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
$41.15

1606 Gin

70cl, 43%
Union Distillers

A special gin conceived in Royal Tunbridge Wells, close to our offices, and made using the spa town's spring water. The creators also grow and pick their own organic lemons and oranges in Spain,…  More info

1606 Gin
$44.06

Pedro-Ximénez-Sherry-Cask-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)

50cl, 43.10%
Batshit Mental Ideas

Who would have thought that it would be possible to age some Bathtub Gin in a cask which had previously held sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez Sherry? Well of course it was the Batshit Mental Ideas team!…  More info

Pedro-Ximénez-Sherry-Cask-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)
1
$36.30

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve - Oak Rested Gin

70cl, 43%
Beefeater

Wellity, wellity, wellity. The big boys are cask-aging gin! Interestingly, Beefeater age their specially distilled small batch spirit in casks previously used for Jean de Lillet.  More info

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve - Oak Rested Gin
$76.30

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