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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.

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Ever wondered how the flavour profile of a gin is affected by where the juniper is sourced? The Origin range allows you see (well, taste) just that! Each one is made with one botanical - juniper -…  More info

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria
$39.20

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range, this is a gin made only using one botanical - juniper. Each edition is made using juniper from a different location, allowing gin enthusiasts to explore the fascinating changes…  More info

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria
$39.20

Origin - Bizë, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin from the Origin range, made with juniper which was grown in Bizë, Albania. The Origin range allowed gin enthusiasts a rare chance to explore how terroir of juniper can have an…  More info

Origin - Bizë, Albania
$39.20

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

The Origin range explore how the terroir (or place of origin) of juniper can make an impact on a gin's flavour profile. Each of them is a single botanical expression, using juniper from different…  More info

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo
$39.20

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

This is one of the range of gins from the Origin series, which explores the impact that juniper's terroir (or its origin) can have on a gin's flavour profile. Each expression is made with juniper…  More info

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo
$39.20

Origin - Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina

70cl, 46%
Origin

The juniper at the core of this Origin London Dry Gin was grown in Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Each edition of Origin features juniper grown in a different location, to let the gin enthusiasts of…  More info

Origin - Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina
$39.20

Origin - Hadžici, Bosnia & Herzegovina

70cl, 46%
Origin

It's another Origin London Dry Gin, a range which explore how the terroir of the juniper at the core of your gin can impact the flavour profile. Yes, just like grapes with wine, a myriad of variables…  More info

Origin - Hadžici, Bosnia & Herzegovina
$39.20

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range comes a London Dry Gin which features only one botanical at its core - juniper from Pljevlja, Montenegro. Each of the Origin London Dry Gins are made using juniper from…  More info

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro
$39.20

Origin - Mazin, Croatia

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single-botanical London Dry Gin from the Origin range, made using juniper from Mazin, Croatia. The Origin range gives light to the source of the juniper in gins and how its terroir can impact the…  More info

Origin - Mazin, Croatia
$39.20

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
$39.20

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
$39.20

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
$39.20

Greenall's Wild Berry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
G&J Greenall

One of two new additions to the Greenall's Gin range - the first in more than 250 years! Greenall's Wild Berry Gin is made by infusing raspberries and British blackberries in Greenall's Gin,…  More info

Greenall's Wild Berry Gin
1
$18.47

Mombasa Club Colonel's Reserve

70cl, 43.50%
Mombasa

A well-presented gin named after a 19th century private social club in Kenya that imported English gin for its members. The botanicals used include caraway, cumin and coriander.  More info

Mombasa Club Colonel's Reserve
$54.46

Koskue Aged Gin

50cl, 42.60%
Kyrö Distillery Company

Following on from the success of Kyrö's rye gin Napue (winner of the inaugural IWSC Gin & Tonic Trophy), this is an aged gin from the Finnish distillery. Botanicals include birch, meadowsweet,…  More info

Koskue Aged Gin
2
$46.39

Brecon Botanicals Gin

70cl, 43%
Penderyn

Brecon Botanicals Gin is a tasty Welsh gin made at the Penderyn distillery. It is based on pure grain spirit and a special selection of botanicals. The illustrations were specially engraved and…  More info

Brecon Botanicals Gin
4
$25.89

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Bramley & Gage

This is sloe gin is made to organic standards from wild, hand-picked hedgerow sloes. The sloes are then left to infuse in the gin with lots of sugar to create this IWSC Silver award-winning drink.  More info

Bramley & Gage Organic Sloe Gin
$22.02

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish

75cl, 46%
No. 209

A cask-aged gin from the 209th distillery registered in the United States. This particular Barrel Reserve Gin was rested in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley for 6…  More info

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish
$68.04

Hunters Gin

70cl, 43.30%
Hunters Gin Ltd

Hunters Gin is a wonderful premium gin developed in Cheshire. It's made in traditional copper pot and rectifying stills (some of which being more than a century old!) and is flavoured with botanicals…  More info

Hunters Gin
$32.65

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%

70cl, 48%
Foxdenton Estate

A super creamy gin from Foxdenton Estate, this is made with organic botanicals. Various batches were tried until perfection was reached, each time the batches would be based on Coriander and,…  More info

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%
4
$28.05

Diplome Dry Gin

70cl, 44%
BeBo Drinks

A gin out of time! Relaunched in 2013 using the same recipe that was perfected in 1945 during WWII; using spices sources from all over Europe and Morocco, macerated in pure beetroot alcohol and…  More info

Diplome Dry Gin
$35.70

Bullards Norwich Dry Gin

70cl, 42.50%
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
$42.48

Gordon's Gin 1l

100cl, 37.50%
Gordon's

A litre bottle of the very famous Gordon's Gin. It is triple distilled and flavoured with coriander seeds, juniper berries, angelica and one more secret botanical.  More info

Gordon's Gin 1l
$25.81

Boë Superior Gin (41.5%)

70cl, 41.50%
Boë

Boë Superior Gin is named after and inspired by Franz de la Boë, who first created gin back in 1658 (originally intended as a medicine, not as a delicious libation as we enjoy it these days). Not…  More info

Boë Superior Gin (41.5%)
$26.32

Two Birds Speciality Cocktail Gin

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Following on from their excellent London Dry Gin comes this Speciality Cocktail version, made with the same botanicals but with a bigger juniper kick. Needless to say, it's rather good in cocktails.  More info

Two Birds Speciality Cocktail Gin
$32.24

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