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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.

Eden Mill Golf Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

Unsurprisingly, Eden Mill "The Spirit of St. Andrew's", have released a Golf Gin! With added hickory, as well as lemongrass, imagine it's been stirred with the finest wooden golf club and brings…  More info

Eden Mill Golf Gin
$34.38

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
$55.09

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

50cl, 47%
Herno

We all know that juniper is fairly important when it comes to gin, similar to how words are important to books and marmalade is important to Paddington Bear. However, the Swedish artisan distillery…  More info

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin
2
$56.19

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
$26.19

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
$22.27

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
$68.83

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
$33.03

Brighton Gin

70cl, 40%
Brighton Spirits Co.

Brighton Gin is a fantastic tipple from the beautiful city of Brighton and Hove on the South Coast, made by five Brightonian gin lovers, including a former restaurateur, a spirits specialist, a…  More info

Brighton Gin
$42.97

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
$28.37

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
$42.97

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
$26.11

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%)
$26.63

Broker's Gin (47%)

70cl, 47%
Brokers

The higher strength edition of Broker's Gin weighs in at 47% ABV, and with it comes a creamy mouth feel and a boost in botanical character. It still maintains the powerful dryness, slightly herbal,…  More info

Broker's Gin (47%)
2
$25.18

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
$32.61

Spring Gin Black Pepper

50cl, 41.30%
Spring Gin

Black Pepper was already a botanical in regular Spring Gin, but here it's been given greater prominence within the flavour profile.  More info

Spring Gin Black Pepper
$51.16

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
$36.34

Bulldog Gin

70cl, 40%
Bulldog Gin

A delicious English gin made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various other botanicals (12 in total). This is four times distilled in copper pot stills, and Bulldog…  More info

Bulldog Gin
20
$24.69

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
$37.44

Alkkemist Gin

70cl, 40%
Alkkemist

Alkkemist Gin features a base of triple-distilled grain spirit and 21 different botanicals, interestingly including Muscat grape, alongside orange and lemon peel, rose petals, samphire, fennel, thyme…  More info

Alkkemist Gin
1
$46.48

Inverroche Verdant Gin

70cl, 43%
Inverroche

A South African gin with a handsome tint that comes from infusion with "late summer blooms" after distillation. The blooms in question are from the local Fynbos from the mountainous region of the…  More info

Inverroche Verdant Gin
$45.10

G'Vine Nouaison Gin

70cl, 43.90%
G’Vine

A limited edition French gin made using batch distillation in a copper pot still before flavouring. This is distilled from the Ugni Blanc grape (a favourite variety used in Cognac production) and is…  More info

G'Vine Nouaison Gin
1
$46.13

Hobart No.4

70cl, 44%
Tasmania Distillery

Well, would you look who's entered the world of gin - it's the folks behind Australia's award-winning Sullivans Cove whisky, the Tasmania Distillery! Their Hobart No. 4 Gin is made with a base of…  More info

Hobart No.4
1
$52.42

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A particularly citrus-forward edition of Shetland Reel Gin! The name has been inspired by the gorgeous amber skies above the Shetlands during the long summer days, known as 'Simmer Dim'.  More info

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
$39.15

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
4
$36.54

Gordon's Dry Gin - 1970s 1l

100cl, 43%
Gordon's

An imported bottle of Gordon's Dry Gin from the 1970s. These old bottles look great on any shelf but also give an insight into spirits of the past.  More info

Gordon's Dry Gin - 1970s 1l
$158.81

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