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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
$37.68

Smooth Ambler Double-Barrel Gin

70cl, 49.5%
Smooth Ambler

From the superb Smooth Ambler craft distillery out in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, comes their Double-Barrel Gin. It starts out life as their classic Greenbrier Gin (featuring a botanical…  More info

Smooth Ambler Double-Barrel Gin
$57.59

Zuidam Dutch Courage Aged Gin

70cl, 44%
Zuidam

A cask aged edition of Zuidam's Dutch Courage gin! This gin spends time maturing in 200 litre American oak casks before being bottled at 44% ABV, resulting in caramel-y, vanilla-y, aged-gin-yumminess…  More info

Zuidam Dutch Courage Aged Gin
$41.15

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Whitley Neill

Whitley Neill bottled at 43% abv (previously 42%). A London Dry Gin made with African botanicals including extracts from the Baobab Tree (known as the Tree of Life) and Physalis fruit. It's made in a…  More info

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin
4
$24.05

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Pine Blossom

50cl, 42.6%
Filliers

From Belgian distillers Filliers' comes another variation on their Dry Gin 28, this time featuring a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through its centre. Rich and earthy, the Filliers' Dry Gin 28…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - Pine Blossom
1
$39.77

Strawberry Bank Damson Gin Liqueur

50cl, 25%
Strawberry Bank

Strawberry Bank make this superb Damson gin flavoured with pure damson juice, gin and cane sugar. The damsons themselves are grown in orchards in Lyth Valley, Cumbria, and it really is a lovely…  More info

Strawberry Bank Damson Gin Liqueur
$17.62

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack

10cl, 44.8%
Soapbox Spirits

Gin and chocolate. A timeless combination. This gift pack from the Pothecary Gin folks contains a 10cl bottle of their gin (made in Dorset with botanicals juniper, lemon, tilia flowers, lavender and…  More info

Pothecary Gin Gift Pack
$26.94

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
$23.91

Four Pillars Gin Navy Strength

70cl, 58.8%
Four Pillars Distillery

A Navy Strength addition to the Four Pillars range of gins distilled in Australia! Not only has this been bottled at an intense 58.8% ABV, they've also added finger limes to their botanical selection…  More info

Four Pillars Gin Navy Strength
$54.23

Poetic Licence Picnic Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Poetic Licence

The perfect tipple to enjoy while watching Wimbledon? Perhaps, perhaps! Poetic Licence's Picnic Gin is packed full of strawberries and cream notes - they distil as well as infuse the botanicals to…  More info

Poetic Licence Picnic Gin
$34.06

McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

A very intriguing gin from the McQueen range, produced in Scotland using Chipotle and smoked chilli, along with lime and Bulgarian juniper. Spice and smoke are the core of this expression, though…  More info

McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin
$31.39

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent

70cl, 49%
Saxa Vord Distillery

A special edition of Shetland Reel Gin, made on the Sheltand island of Unst, which is made with seaweed! Harvested locally, they wash it and dry it before distilling it alongide some of their regular…  More info

Shetland Reel Gin Ocean Sent
1
$38.08

Foxdenton Raspberry Gin Liqueur

70cl, 21.5%
Foxdenton Estate

Raspberry Gin from the Foxdenton Estate created from their excellent London Dry Gin.  More info

Foxdenton Raspberry Gin Liqueur
$25.05

Liverpool Gin

70cl, 43%
Liverpool Distillery

From the wonderful, lively city of Liverpool comes a highly aromatic organic gin! Liverpool Gin features a botanical selection which includes angelica, citrus and coriander, as well as hand-picked…  More info

Liverpool Gin
1
$45.06

6 O'clock Gin

70cl, 43%
6 o'Clock

6 O'Clock gin is made by Bramley and Gage - top English liqueur producers, and the gin itself is made with just 7 botanicals including elderflowers and citrus peel.  More info

6 O'clock Gin
4
$25.25

Sacred Pink Grapefruit Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

From the Sacred craft distillery in Highgate comes the Pink Grapefruit Gin, made using every bit of the grapefruit, from the flesh to the peel to even the pips! It may sound obvious, but by golly…  More info

Sacred Pink Grapefruit Gin
1
$35.58

Broken Heart Gin

70cl, 40%
Broken Heart Spirits

A gin developed by two Germans living in New Zealand who grew to become good friends. One of them then tragically became ill and died, however, leaving the other to share the gin with the world…  More info

Broken Heart Gin
1
$38.72

Porter's Gin

70cl, 41.5%
Langstane

Porter's Gin from Aberdeen is made with juniper, angelica, almond, coriander, liquorice, lemon, orange, buddha’s hand, pink peppercorn, orris root, cassia bark and cinnamon. It's named after…  More info

Porter's Gin
1
$33.48

Wight Mermaids Gin

70cl, 42%
Isle of Wight Distillery

A gin with a sense of place, being made with Isle of Wight rock samphire and Boadicea hops alondside juniper, coriander seeds, fresh lemon zest, grains of paradise, angelica, liquorice, orris and…  More info

Wight Mermaids Gin
$37.68

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
$47.01

House of Elrick Gin

70cl, 42%
House of Elrick

House of Elrick Gin comes to us from Aberdeen, featuring a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander, citrus, angelica, pink peppercorn, sweet fennel, heather and rose petals. Not only…  More info

House of Elrick Gin
$40.82

Glendalough Wild Autumn Botanical Gin

70cl, 41%
Glendalough

The Glendalough distillers in Ireland have four different gins, each using a particular recipe to evoke the personality of a season. This is their Wild Autumn Botanical Gin, featuring a big ol'…  More info

Glendalough Wild Autumn Botanical Gin
$41.35

Anno Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Anno

Say 'hello' to Anno's Sloe Gin! To make it, the Anno Distillers in Kent use a selection of local botanicals, including elderflower, rose hips, lavender and samphire from the Romney Marsh, as well as…  More info

Anno Sloe Gin
$34.31

Butler's Lemongrass & Cardamom Gin

50cl, 40%
Butler's

Butler's Gin adds most of its botanicals using infusion bags, which are placed into each 20 litre batch of juniper-flavoured spirit. The bags contain organic lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, star…  More info

Butler's Lemongrass & Cardamom Gin
3
$34.81

Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba

50cl, 47%
Deluxe Distillery

A Belgian gin created by the Deluxe Distillery, with a name that harks back to the days of Prohibition. For their Piper Cubeba Gin, they use a selection of botanicals which include cubeb pepper,…  More info

Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba
$37.68

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