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Gin

Popular Gin Types: Sloe Gin | Old Tom Gin | Cask-Aged Gin | Flavoured 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.

Bluecoat American Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Philadelphia Distilling

The Bluecoat American Dry distilled in a traditional copper pot still and is named after the uniforms worn by the militia in the American Revolution. The botanical recipe is kept secret however the…  More info

Bluecoat American Dry Gin
2
$37.61

Eccentric Limbeck New Western Gin

70cl, 45%
Eccentric Gin

Made with blue ginger, Seville orange, orris root and tarragon, this gin is aged for a short period in ex-Burgundy casks to create a "New Western Style Gin".  More info

Eccentric Limbeck New Western Gin
$41.58

6 O'clock Damson Gin Liqueur

70cl, 26%
6 o'Clock

Made in much the same way as their Sloe Gin, this small batch Damson gin from Bramley & Gage uses handpicked British damsons.  More info

6 O'clock Damson Gin Liqueur
$25.27

Beefeater 24

70cl, 45%
Beefeater

A more recent addition to the Beefeater range. When creating Beefeater 24, Desmond Payne knew he had to come up with something totally different for his selection of botanicals. He used tea! The 12…  More info

Beefeater 24
9
$27.03

Elephant Sloe Gin

50cl, 35%
Elephant Gin

The Elephant Gin herd has a new member - Elephant Sloe Gin! A variant on the gin's recipe, with sloe berries macerated in the mix to give it the classic dark hue and rich, juicy flavour profile, this…  More info

Elephant Sloe Gin
1
$33.42

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin

75cl, 40%
Smooth Ambler

An initially citrus-led gin with soft juniper character. It's produced by Smooth Ambler, a fantastic craft distillery situated in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, up in the picturesque Appalachian…  More info

Smooth Ambler Greenbrier Gin
3
$52.26

Cadenhead's Classic Gin

70cl, 50%
WM Cadenhead

A classically style gin from WM Cadenhead, with plenty of juniper behind it. Surprisingly, it has been bottled at 50% ABV, making for rather punchy G&Ts. WM Cadenhead are also well known for their…  More info

Cadenhead's Classic Gin
$27.14

Eccentric Madam Geneva London Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Eccentric Gin

Madam Geneva is a classically-style London Dry Gin from Welsh distillers Eccentric Gin. Good for cocktails and mixed drinks with its up-front juniper and floral citrus, joined by deeper notes of…  More info

Eccentric Madam Geneva London Dry Gin
$37.17

McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

An abundance of refreshing citrus-y gorgeousness resides within the McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin, produced up in Callandar, Scotland.  More info

McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin
$31.34

Imagic Gin

70cl, 40%
Destilerias Manuel Acha

Imagic Gin is made in Spain using juniper, lime, peppermint, cardamom and a selection of other botanicals. Interestingly, this gin changes colour when mixed with tonic. Magic? Alchemy?! Science!!!  More info

Imagic Gin
$39.15

Bourbon Barreled Big Gin

75cl, 47%
Captive Spirits

After getting their heads around making a smooth but punchy gin with bags of juniper, the Washington craft distillers Captive Spirits have created Bourbon Barreled Big Gin. Rested for 6 months in…  More info

Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
$46.93

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Edition 2

70cl, 43%
Beefeater

Small batch gin from Beefeater's 'Still Number 12' (James Burrough's original copper still with a capacity of just 268 litres) aged in ex-Bordeaux wine oak casks, both white and red. They recommended…  More info

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Edition 2
$65.86

Origin - Kicevo, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

This is an Origin London Dry Gin which has been produced using juniper from Kicevo, Macedonia. These single botanical gins are made to allow gin enthusiasts to explore the impact that juniper's…  More info

Origin - Kicevo, Macedonia
1
$37.61

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

This right here is one of the many single botanical gins in the Origin range. While they are all made with just one botanical, the mighty juniper berry, every expression features juniper berries from…  More info

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
1
$37.61

Xoriguer Mahon Gin

70cl, 38%
Xoriguer

Xoriguer is a classic gin from Mahon, Menorca, first made for British sailors whom were stationed on the island in the 18th century who were hankering for some gin (happens to all of us every once in…  More info

Xoriguer Mahon Gin
3
$24.41

Origin - Skopje, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Skopje in…  More info

Origin - Skopje, Macedonia
1
$37.61

No.3 Gin

70cl, 46%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

A beautiful looking gin from Berry Bros. Made to a special recipe, the name No.3 refers to the address of BBR - Number 3, St James's Street. With juniper at its heart, it's also made with three…  More info

No.3 Gin
6
$35.29

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin

100cl, 47.3%
Tanqueray

A limited edition release of Tanqueray Old Tom Gin, based on a recipe from the Charles Tanqueray which dates back to 1835. Old Tom gin was popular in the 18th century and is the core ingredient in…  More info

Tanqueray Old Tom Gin
2
$53.09

Lussa Gin

70cl, 42%
Lussa

Lussa Gin is a native of the Isle of Jura, distilled in Ardlussa by a trio of adventurers using a selection of botanicals grown on the island, foraged by the team. They even go out on the river in…  More info

Lussa Gin
$51.76

Wire Works American Gin

75cl, 45%
GrandTen Distilling

GrandTen Distillers are based in Boston, Massachusetts, and helmed by Matthew Nuernberger and Spencer McMinn. Now then, hands up if you like yummy American gin... If your hand is in the air like it…  More info

Wire Works American Gin
$38.47

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
3
$32.91

Buss No.509 Pink Grapefruit Gin

70cl, 40%
Buss Spirits

Packed with citrus notes, this Buss No.509 Gin features red Californian grapefruit as a botanical, along with Juniper, Coriander, Liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamom, Iris, Orange and Lemon.…  More info

Buss No.509 Pink Grapefruit Gin
$47.29

Sacred Licorice Gin

75cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

With a focus on the vibrant, subtly sweet flavours of liquorice, this Sacred Licorice Gin makes for an interesting cocktail ingredient, particularly if you're building the drink around the gin's very…  More info

Sacred Licorice Gin
$34.32

McQueen Signature Dry Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

An addition to the McQueen introduced in later 2016 - their Signature Dry Gin. While their other expressions focus on particularly interesting flavours (including Smokey Chilli Gin and Chocolate Mint…  More info

McQueen Signature Dry Gin
$31.34

Gin Lane 1751 'Victoria' Pink Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

Pink Gin from the Gin Lane 1751 range, which harks back to the Victorian era with its style and flavour profile. This is made by infusing their gin with bitters, giving it a good kick of spice, as…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 'Victoria' Pink Gin
$21.74

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