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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.

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Caves do Barrocão

An antique bottle of Barrocão Dry Gin, which was produced in Portugal back in the 1960s. The label has slightly faded over the years, sadly. This bottle was part of a private collection. More…  More info

Barrocão Dry Gin - 1960s
$152.75

Soho Old London Dry Gin - 1970s

Glenaber Distillers

This is an antique bottle of Soho Old London Dry Gin, which we believe to have been produced back in the 1970s. The label has an illustration of a fancy man with a fancy hat and a fancy cane reading…  More info

Soho Old London Dry Gin - 1970s
$152.75

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Plymouth

A 75cl bottling of Plymouth Dry Gin thought to date from the 1980s complete with original presentation tube! This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and…  More info

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1980s
$152.75

Caves Monte Crasto Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 44%
Justino de Sampaio

A Portuguese dry gin thought to date from the 1970s from Justino de Sampaio of Alegre. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Caves Monte Crasto Dry Gin - 1970s
$152.75

Tower of London Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 43%
The Hamilton Distilling Co.

Tower of London Dry Gin thought to have been produced in the 1970s in Portugal. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are…  More info

Tower of London Dry Gin - 1970s
$127.29

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Plymouth

A 75cl bottle of classic Plymouth Dry Gin thought to date from the 1970s complete with an illustration of Plymouth harbour circa 1793, the year Plymouth gin was founded. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Plymouth Dry Gin - 1970s
$152.75

Kimerud Distilled Gin

70cl, 47%
Kimerud

Distilled in the shiny Arnold Holstein still on Kimerud Farm in Lier, near Oslo, 20 handpicked botanicals are used. Grown on the farm, these include juniper, coriander, lemon peel, walnut and mint as…  More info

Kimerud Distilled Gin
$36.06

HTK Belgian Dry Gin

70cl, 43.7%
Hertekamp

A gin from Belgian genever producer Hertekamp made with juniper, coriander, cinnamon and lemon.  More info

HTK Belgian Dry Gin
$31.96

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Speyside

35cl, 47%
Pickering's

A cask-aged Pickering's Gin, which has been matured in casks that previously aged Speyside whisky! This comes from a series of cask aged gins, each matured in casks from a different whisky region of…  More info

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Speyside
$39.19

FAIR. Barrel Aged Gin

50cl, 42%
FAIR.

A barrel aged gin from the FAIR. range, which is based around using Fairtrade ingredients to make excellent drinks. This gin, made with juniper sourced from a nature reserve in Uzbekistan, has been…  More info

FAIR. Barrel Aged Gin
$31.14

Bols Silver Top Dry Gin - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Bols

An old bottling of Silver Top Dry Gin from the 1980s, produced by Bols in the Netherlands. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item…  More info

Bols Silver Top Dry Gin - 1980s
$127.29

Gunroom Navy Gin

50cl, 57%
Gunroom

A Navy Strength Gin from the Gunroom Spirit selection (an apt choice of strength, as the range is heavily inspired by the tipples drank by the Royal British Navy). This is made using juniper,…  More info

Gunroom Navy Gin
$38.14

Gunroom London Dry Gin

50cl, 43%
Gunroom

From the Gunroom Spirits collection, inspired by drinks enjoyed by the Royal British Navy, comes a London Dry Gin made with 12 botanicals (juniper, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond, savory,…  More info

Gunroom London Dry Gin
$34.20

Gordon's Sloe Gin - 1980s

70cl, 26%
Gordon's

A 1980s sloe gin from famous London Dry brand Gordon's! This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this item are available, please contact our…  More info

Gordon's Sloe Gin - 1980s
$101.84

Gordon's Sloe Gin - 1970s

70cl, 26%
Gordon's

This is a collectible bottle of Gordon's Sloe gin from the 1970s! A little piece of history from one of the most well known gin brands in the world, who claim to have been producing sloe gin for over…  More info

Gordon's Sloe Gin - 1970s
$127.29

Strathearn Juniper Gin

70cl, 47%
Strathearn

A new release for 2016 from the Strathearn Distillery - Juniper Gin! Double distilled and bottled 47% ABV, this juniper-forward gin is an excellent choice for some classic cocktails.  More info

Strathearn Juniper Gin
$38.02

Finsbury Gin Export Strength 1l

100cl, 60%
Finsbury

An export strength bottling of Finsbury Gin, presented at 60% ABV. This’ll certainly stand out in cocktails…  More info

Finsbury Gin Export Strength 1l
$39.40

Sikkim Privée

70cl, 40%
Sikkim

Sikkim Privée is the classic expression from the range, which features a combination of Dutch juniper and red tea from the Sikkim region, well know for its excellent tea. It also features a selection…  More info

Sikkim Privée
$41.45

Level Gin

70cl, 44%
Teichenné

A triple distilled gin from Teichenné that uses a base of distilled wine and botanicals such as juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cardamom, grapefruit and orange blossom.  More info

Level Gin
$32.43

Duin Gin

50cl, 43%
Duin

A Belgian gin made with juniper, lavender, cardamom, angelica, iris and sea buckthorn.  More info

Duin Gin
$49.02

Zymurgorium Extra Rhubarb & Cranberry Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)

50cl, 20%
The Zymurgorium

A gin liqueur from Manchester made with local rhubarb, gooseberries and gin (made with British juniper and over 20 other botanicals). Enjoy over ice topped up with lemonade or for a twist on a…  More info

Zymurgorium Extra Rhubarb & Cranberry Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)
$28.11

Grant's Special Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
William Grant

A rare bottle of Grant's Special Dry Gin, which we think dates back to the 1970s. Presented in a bottle surprisingly similar to those that Grant's whisky has been presented in for years...  More info

Grant's Special Dry Gin - 1970s
$152.75

Oldmoor London Dry Gin 75cl - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Oldmoor Blending Co

This is a bottle of Oldmoor London Dry Gin, produced for the Italian market back in the 1960s. The label design looks rather similar to that of Gilbey's...  More info

Oldmoor London Dry Gin 75cl - 1960s
$190.94

J.A. Baczewski Dry Gin

70cl, 43.5%
J.A. Baczewski

With a base triple distilled from potatoes, this Austrian gin is made with botanicals that include juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, anise, fennel and ginger. Subtle and very adaptable.  More info

J.A. Baczewski Dry Gin
$26.44

Gordon's London Dry Gin 2l - 1980s

200cl, 47.3%
Gordon's

A big ol' bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin that is, in fact, both big and ol'. We think that this 2 litre bottling was produced back in the 1980s!  More info

Gordon's London Dry Gin 2l - 1980s
$305.51

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