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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.

Puerto de Indias Dry Gin - Pure Black Edition

70cl, 40%
Los Alcores de Carmona

Puerto de Indias Black Edition is made with citrus, jasmine and vanilla for creating more floral G&Ts. This edition is bottled at the slightly ABV of 40% (their classic edition is bottled at 37.5%…  More info

Puerto de Indias Dry Gin - Pure Black Edition
$29.16

Dingle 4 Season Gin

80cl, 46%
The Dingle Distillery

Four 20cl (stackable!) bottles of gin from Ireland's Dingle Distillery, each one made to represent one of the four seasons!  More info

Dingle 4 Season Gin
1
$67.38

Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin

70cl, 44%
New York Distilling Company

A Dutch gin by way of America. With a recipe discovered by drinks historian Dr. David Wondrich in the early 19th century book 'The Practical Distiller', the New York Distilling Company is making what…  More info

Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin
1
$44.55

The Original Manchester Gin

50cl, 40%
The Zymurgorium

Made in Manchester using their Manchester vodka, which in turn is made with a distilled honey base, this gin is produced at the brilliantly named 'Zymurgorium' meadery, brewery and distillery. Each…  More info

The Original Manchester Gin
1
$41.25

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Hawthorn's

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin takes inspiration from the creator's seafaring grandfather, a commander in the British Navy during the war. According the label, his maritime boast was that he was sunk…  More info

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin
7
$19.65

Death's Door Gin

70cl, 47%
Death's Door

A fantastic American gin for all your martini needs. Death's Door Gin is made with a base spirit of wheat from Washington Island and malted barley from Wisconsin, as well as a small selection of…  More info

Death's Door Gin
1
$42.79

SteamPunk Gin

70cl, 40%
Northumberland Gin Co

The Northumberland Gin Co. took inspiration from the top-hatted world of Steam Punk to create their own Steam Punk Gin, made with seven "peculiar" botanicals from around the world, as well as the…  More info

SteamPunk Gin
10
$32.46

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 46%
Origin

Each gin in the Origin range is made with juniper taken from only one location, allowing gin enthusiasts to explore the effects of terroir on a gin. This Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendar contains…  More info

The Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
2
$103.68

Boatyard Double Gin

70cl, 46%
Boatyard

The first release from the Boatyard Distillery in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, is Boatyard Double Gin! It's made with an organically produced wheat spirit, which goes through a double contact…  More info

Boatyard Double Gin
5
$40.42

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin

70cl, 40%
The Bitter Truth

What was once thought to be a cure for seasickness amongst the sea-faring souls of The Royal Navy, is now an excellent addition to your cocktail arsenal. The Bitter Truth Pink Gin is made by blending…  More info

The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
2
$39.76

Anno 60² Gin

70cl, 60%
Anno

Anno Gin co-founders Andy and Norman both turned 60 in 2015, hence Anno 60² Gin, presented at a healthy stronger-than-navy-strength 60% abv! Produced in Kent, this special edition has a distinctive…  More info

Anno 60² Gin
$53.35

Boxer Gin

70cl, 40%
Green Box Drinks

The Boxer is a crisp London Dry Gin with a wonderfully complex, vibrant flavour. It is based on fresh juniper and a trio of a superb botanicals: orange, lemon and bergamot. The result is truly superb.  More info

Boxer Gin
3
$27.43

Beckett's London Dry Gin - Type 1097

70cl, 40%
Kingston Distillers

The recipe for Beckett's Gin is based on simplicity and quality, with only 6 botanicals used; juniper, lime, orris root, sweet orange peel, coriander and Kingston Upon-Thames mint. Infused with…  More info

Beckett's London Dry Gin - Type 1097
1
$32.67

Makar Glasgow Gin

70cl, 43%
The Glasgow Distillery Co.

The first product from the recently opened Glasgow Distillery Company, in the city of Glasgow is Makar Gin, launched in 2014 and named after the Gaelic word for "poet" or "bard". To make it, they use…  More info

Makar Glasgow Gin
6
$36.26

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
5
$25.13

Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin 76cl - 1970s

76cl, 40%
Sir Robert Burnett & Co

A bottle of Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin, produced all the way back in the 1970s. For those of you who like your antique gin to be made by a former Sheriff of London (so that's... Everyone?).  More info

Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin 76cl - 1970s
$149.37

Maidstone Gin

70cl, 42%
Maiden

From the heart of the historic town of Maidstone in Kent comes Maidstone Gin, produced by the Maiden Distillery. They use a selection of botanicals which include Juniper, angelica root, cardamom,…  More info

Maidstone Gin
1
$42.04

McQueen Chocolate Mint Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

Chocolate and Mint is a combination you're more likely to find in a dessert rather than a gin, but the McQueen distillers up in Callander, Scotland, have defied that idea and made their very own…  More info

McQueen Chocolate Mint Gin
$31.07

Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Limited Edition

70cl, 49%
Bombay Sapphire

A special limited edition release of classic Bombay Sapphire to celebrate their new home at Laverstoke Mill, which is bottled at 49% abv! It also has beautifully designed packaging that's inspired by…  More info

Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Limited Edition
$103.68

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin (70cl)

70cl, 40%
Warner Edwards

Warner Edwards Gin might be rather new, but they've already been winning awards, and what's more, they're already expanding their range with a scrummy Elderflower Gin! The two friends behind Warner…  More info

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin (70cl)
$31.53

Buss No.509 Elderflower

70cl, 40%
Buss Spirits

An elderflower variant of Buss No.509 Gin! Fragrant and elegant, this'll work very well with tonic water (or with lime juice, we reckon...).  More info

Buss No.509 Elderflower
$46.64

Moonshine Kid Wolf's Nose Gin

70cl, 43%
Moonshine Kid

Wolf's Nose Gin comes from Moonshine Kid aka Matt Whiley, who was one of the founders of Fluid Movement, the company behind top London bars PURL and Worship Street Whistling Shop. The botanicals used…  More info

Moonshine Kid Wolf's Nose Gin
1
$31.07

The Original Manchester Sloe Gin

50cl, 40%
The Zymurgorium

Made with the Zymurgorium's own Manchester gin, itself made using their own vodka from distilled honey, here local sloes have been added in the traditional fashion. In this case, that means using…  More info

The Original Manchester Sloe Gin
$37.18

Tann's Gin

70cl, 40%
Destilerias Campeny

First launched in 1977, Tann's have altered their recipe to appeal to modern tastes. The botanicals used are now juniper, cucumber, raspberry, rose petals, orange blossom, cardamom, coriander seeds,…  More info

Tann's Gin
$34.43

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
$47.23

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