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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.

Edinburgh Gin Seaside Gin

70cl, 43%
Edinburgh Gin

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... This is a limited edition expression from the lovely Edinburgh Gin folks - Seaside Gin! Making use of some intriguing Scottish ingredients from the coast,…  More info

Edinburgh Gin Seaside Gin
$38.63

Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin

70cl, 48%
Williams Chase

An English gin, distilled at Herefordshire, from the same company that make Chase potato vodka. This is distilled from organic apples, and has a lovely crisp, fruity flavour.  More info

Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin
25
$41.40

Plymouth Navy Strength

70cl, 57%
Plymouth

A high strength Plymouth gin, this is a rich and flavourful gin, supplied to the Royal Navy for nearly 200 years.  More info

Plymouth Navy Strength
$42.87

Sheep's Eye Gin

70cl, 42%
The Lickerish Tooth

Only fans of Guys and Dolls will understand why a company called The Lickerish Tooth would produce a gin called Sheep's Eye, but we do rather like this quirky creation. The plague doctors over at the…  More info

Sheep's Eye Gin
6
$31.47

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin

70cl, 42%
Masons

A London Dry Gin from God's Own County! Masons use Harrogate spring water for their gins along with juniper, a proportion of which is from their own bushes, and a combination of secret botanicals…  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin
26
$49.00

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball Navy Strength

70cl, 57.20%
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
$48.34

Sipsmith V.J.O.P.

70cl, 57.70%
Sipsmith

All hail the juniper berry! If, like us, you think the juniper berry is a proper champion of the botanical world, then you'll love Sipsmith's V.J.O.P., which is jam packed with the fresh, peppery…  More info

Sipsmith V.J.O.P.
2
$48.79

D1 London Gin

70cl, 40%
D. J. Limbrey

D1 London Gin wonderfully marries classic aspects of the juniper-based spirit with contemporary characteristics. D. J. Limbrey Distilling Co. use a narrow cut of triple-distilled grain spirit and a…  More info

D1 London Gin
$46.37

Perry's Tot - Navy Strength Gin

70cl, 57%
New York Distilling Company

Perry's Tot is an American Navy Strength gin made by the New York Distilling Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was named for Matthew Calbraith Perry, a Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the…  More info

Perry's Tot - Navy Strength Gin
2
$55.07

Blackwater No.5 Gin

50cl, 41.50%
Blackwater Distillery Ltd.

Blackwater No. 5 Gin is made in West Waterford, Ireland, by the Blackwater Distillery (which was set up by Peter Mulryan in 2015). Using their beautiful 300-litre still, charmingly named Sally, the…  More info

Blackwater No.5 Gin
6
$30.55

Hernö Gin

50cl, 40.50%
Herno

With a tagline like "Swedish Excellence", we were expecting big things from this Hernö Gin. Then we did some more research and discovered Hernö won the most awards at the Gin Masters 2013 - our…  More info

Hernö Gin
3
$36.91

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
$42.82

Porter's Gin

70cl, 41.50%
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
2
$39.13

Elemental Cornish Gin

70cl, 42%
The Cornish Gin Distillery

Cornwall has long been the number 1 destination for coastal getaways, greenhouse biomes and clotted cream, but a new distillery is looking to put it on the map for something perhaps even more…  More info

Elemental Cornish Gin
5
$43.68

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

70cl, 41.80%
Four Pillars Distillery

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is made in a small distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. Everything the Four Pillars distillers make is based around their four pillars - the still, the water, the…  More info

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
7
$48.82

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Windspiel

A German gin made with lovingly well-crafted potato spirit, using potatoes grown in rich volcanic soil. For botanicals they use a combination of juniper, lemon, ginger, coriander, lavender, cinnamon…  More info

Windspiel Premium Dry Gin
1
$52.61

Gordon Castle Gin

70cl, 43%
Gordon Castle

Small-batch, hand-crafted gin from the Gordon Castle along the River Spey, featuring botanicals grown in the estate's Walled Garden. Mint, lavender and gooseberry are among the botanical selection,…  More info

Gordon Castle Gin
4
$41.88

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1

70cl, 45%
East London Liquor Company

The East London Liquor Company's Premium Batch gins offer variations on their regular recipe - a rather exciting undertaking for such a new distillery! Batch 1 is once again made with 100% British…  More info

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.1
1
$37.91

Durham Gin

70cl, 40%
Durham Distillery

"Rex Habit Extra, Quicquid Episcopus Habit Intra" as it says on the Durham distillery website. Brings back such memories of Durham. Oh, Durham... (Jake studied Ancient History at Durham and…  More info

Durham Gin
$31.87

Hepple Gin

70cl, 45%
Moorland Spirit Company

Hepple Gin is crafted using a rather intricate production method, which includes pot stills, vacuum distillation and a super-critical CO2 extraction process! A base spirit is distilling in a pot…  More info

Hepple Gin
2
$44.04

Eden Mill Oak Gin

50cl, 42%
Eden Mill

A cask aged gin from craft brewers and distillers Eden Mill. Unsurprisingly, the casks used are oak aged beer casks!  More info

Eden Mill Oak Gin
$39.87

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

Crossbill Highland Dry Gin features a very simple botanical selection - 100% Scottish juniper berries and rosehip. That's it. In a time where some gins are made with a plethora of botanicals, it's…  More info

Crossbill Small Batch Highland Dry Gin
$46.50

Hammer & Son Old English Gin

70cl, 44%
Hammer and Son

Oldy-timey gin from Hammer & Son, made with 11 botanicals to a recipe from 1783 and distilled in the oldest working pot still in England! It's even presented in an oldy-timey fashion, in a recycled,…  More info

Hammer & Son Old English Gin
1
$37.91

Berkeley Square Gin Limited Release

70cl, 46%
G&J Greenall

A limited edition release of Berkeley Square Gin, which takes its name from one of foggy London town's most illustrious addresses and features basil, kaffir lime leaves and lavender. However, after…  More info

Berkeley Square Gin Limited Release
1
$41.28

Martin Miller's

70cl, 40%
Millers

Martin Miller's gin is distilled in pot stills and shipped to Iceland, where it is mixed with Icelandic spring water. It is flavoured with Tuscan juniper, cassia bark, angelica, Florentine orris,…  More info

Martin Miller's
11
$29.96

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