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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.

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)

70cl, 37.5%
Bombay Spirits Company

A back bar classic, Bombay Original London Dry Gin was first produced in 1959, preceding Bombay Sapphire by around 25 years. It is made with a different recipe to Bombay Sapphire, using 8 botanicals…  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)
$24.67

Rock Rose Gin - Winter Edition

70cl, 41.5%
Dunnet Bay

It's the winter edition of the Rock Rose Gin season variants, each made with a flavour profile that correlates to a different season. For this expression, the Dunnet Bay Distillers aimed for a…  More info

Rock Rose Gin -  Winter Edition
$38.03

Origin - Perugia, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

An Origin London Dry Gin which has been made using juniper grown in Perugia, Italy (just south and east from Arrezzo, which is where the juniper for another rather popular Origin came from). The…  More info

Origin - Perugia, Italy
3
$36.95

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball Navy Strength

70cl, 57.2%
Edinburgh Gin

The folks behind Edinburgh Gin have been rather busy as of late, setting up a distillery in the heart of Edinburgh and getting a new gin ready for us to enjoy. And here it is - Edinburgh Gin…  More info

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball Navy Strength
$40.56

Leeds Gin

70cl, 40%
Leeds Gin

Leeds - the home of a number of top sports team, great bands (like Chumbawamba and Gang of Four) and now Leeds Gin! This tasty tipple is made with a combination of juniper, coriander, ginger and…  More info

Leeds Gin
1
$36.04

Pickering's Gin 1947

70cl, 42%
Pickering's

Made to the original Pickering's Gin recipe recorded in India in 1947 the nine botanicals are juniper, coriander, cardamom, fennel, anise, lemon, lime, cloves and cinnamon (in place of the angelica…  More info

Pickering's Gin 1947
2
$30.79

Ish London Dry Gin

70cl, 41%
The Poshmakers

A beautiful quintuple-distilled made in the centre of London. This is made with 12 botanicals as well as good quality grain spirit. Ish London Dry Gin is great in a Martini!  More info

Ish London Dry Gin
1
$31.44

Map of Gin Distilleries & Brands of Great Britain & Ireland

Manuscript Maps

This beautiful map is A2-sized (420x594mm) and is signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Over 90 ditilleries and 150 brands feature from across the UK and Ireland on this decorative antique-style…  More info

Map of Gin Distilleries & Brands of Great Britain & Ireland
$41.06

Santamanía London Dry Gin

70cl, 41%
Santamanía

From one of a small number of micro-distilleries in Spain comes Santamanía London Dry Gin, featuring a base spirit made from Tempranillo grapes and an interesting selection of botanicals. This ranges…  More info

Santamanía London Dry Gin
$35.20

City of London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.3%
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
$35.93

Makar Old Tom Gin

70cl, 43%
The Glasgow Distillery Co.

An Old Tom Gin from the Glasgow Distillery Co.'s Makar range! A style of gin very much en vogue during the 18th and 19th century, Old Tom gins are slightly sweetened and go marvellously in…  More info

Makar Old Tom Gin
$35.98

The West Winds Gin - The Sabre

70cl, 40%
The West Winds Gin

The Sabre comes from The West Winds Gin range in Australia, envisioned by Jason Chan, Paul White, Jeremy Spencer and James Clark. For the Sabre, they use a selection of classic botanicals including…  More info

The West Winds Gin - The Sabre
1
$35.93

Eccentric Young Tom Fresh Juniper Malt Gin

70cl, 46%
Eccentric Gin

From the Eccentric Gin range in Wales comes Young Tom Gin. This is ingeniously crafted using an IPA wash, vapour infused with its botanicals and naturally sweetened before being barrel-aged for six…  More info

Eccentric Young Tom Fresh Juniper Malt Gin
$41.65

HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin

70cl, 57%
Isle of Wight Distillery

A Navy Strength Gin from the Isle of Wight distillery that's made in association with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. HMS Victory is moored in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, just a few short…  More info

HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin
$42.94

Edinburgh Gin

70cl, 43%
Edinburgh Gin

This delicious gin is distilled in Edinburgh and is flavoured with lovely botanicals including milk thistle and heather. A very creamy little gin.  More info

Edinburgh Gin
4
$28.05

FEW Publican Gin

75cl, 45%
FEW Spirits

A limited edition that only a lucky FEW will get to enjoy, Publican Gin was made in collaboration with the Publican Restaurant in Chicago, not far from FEW's hometown of Evanston, Illinois. This…  More info

FEW Publican Gin
1
$51.35

Broker's Gin

70cl, 40%
Brokers

A fine and tasty gin which has been lauded by critics, Broker's is made with herbs, spices and fruits imported from three continents and blended to be extra dry - yes, that's right people, this is…  More info

Broker's Gin
9
$19.62

FAIR. Juniper Gin

50cl, 42%
FAIR.

A top-notch Fair Trade certified gin from the FAIR. range. The well-rounded, delicately flavours gin begins with FAIR.'s Vodka, in which they macerate juniper berries from Uzbekistan and spices from…  More info

FAIR. Juniper Gin
1
$27.11

Bullards Norwich Dry Gin

70cl, 42.5%
Bullards

A London Dry Gin from Norwich that uses botanicals such as juniper, cardamom, coriander, lemon and orange peels and tonka beans. Enjoy with ice or in a gin and tonic with a slice of blood orange.  More info

Bullards Norwich Dry Gin
2
$40.05

City Of London Sloe Gin

70cl, 28%
City of London Distillery

From the City of London Distillery (I'm sure you can figure out where it's located) comes a deeply enjoyable Sloe Gin! Looks out for tonnes of classic, juicy, full-bodied berry notes, complimented by…  More info

City Of London Sloe Gin
1
$32.83

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin

70cl, 41.7%
Langley's

Named after the number of botanicals used, the final abv chosen was also supposedly the eighth tasted from a final shortlist of twelve possible percentages. It is aimed at the sophisticated male gin…  More info

Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin
4
$30.79

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Slow Distilled Sloe

70cl, 42%
Masons

A limited edition gin from Masons in Yorkshire. Interestingly this has been made using sloe berries, but not in the traditional 'sloe gin' way - it's a distilled sloe gin!  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Slow Distilled Sloe
$37.65

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
$23.45

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
$37.36

Uppercut Dry Gin

70cl, 49.6%
Spring Gin

Uppercut Dry Gin comes to us via Belgium and features an intense ABV of 49.6% and a botanical selection packed with herbs - Damiana leaf, Strawberry leaf, Liquorice root and Vervain herb, among…  More info

Uppercut Dry Gin
$49.66

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