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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.

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
$34.25

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
$31.57

The London No. 1 Original Blue Gin

70cl, 47%
London Gin

Beautiful quadruple-distilled gin made by Charles Maxwell in London. It is flavoured with botanicals including cinnamon, angelica, bergamot and gardenia and has a slight blue tint.  More info

The London No. 1 Original Blue Gin
5
$30.52

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
$47.28

Cream Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Worship Street Whistling Shop

The Black Cat's Martini is the signature cocktail of top London bar, the Worship Street Whistling Shop. They have teamed up with us to produce this delectable Cream Gin - the core ingredient in the…  More info

Cream Gin
13
$49.49

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
$35.01

Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Williams Chase

This dry, juniper led gin has been designed for the much loved G'n'T. Chase distil their Naked vodka from cider made from organically grown apples, they then distil their gin from the vodka. The…  More info

Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin
5
$28.94

Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin

70cl, 40%
Sol de Los Andes

Although most of the botanicals used to make the Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin come from Misiones, Argentina, the gin itself is made in Mendoza. The botanicals include peppermint, eucalyptus,…  More info

Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin
4
$38.40

Bombay Sapphire

70cl, 40%
Bombay Spirits Company

One of the best known and most delicately perfumed gins in the world, Bombay Sapphire makes an excellent Martini, and is great as a base for a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Bombay Sapphire
8
$21.35

Tarquin's The Tonquin Dry Gin

70cl, 42%
Southwestern Distillery

The Tonquin from the Southwestern Distillery is a limited edition expression produced in Cornwall using familiar botanicals from the excellent Tarquin’s Handcrafted Cornish Gin but with the addition…  More info

Tarquin's The Tonquin Dry Gin
$31.62

No. 209 Gin

70cl, 46%
No. 209

The best gin we've tasted in a very long time, this quintuple-distilled gin has perhaps the best flavour we've ever encountered for a Gin Martini. The name is derived from the fact that the…  More info

No. 209 Gin
4
$38.59

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin

70cl, 40%
Strathearn

Combining the floral, fresh notes of gin and the rich, oak-y notes of whisky, Strathearn's Oaked Highland Gin is a gin that whisky lovers could certainly get behind. Exciting stuff from Scotland's…  More info

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin
2
$33.15

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin

70cl, 40%
Gin Lane 1751

An Old Tom Gin from the Gin lane 1751 range, created by the Bloomsbury Club and Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers. Sweeter than your standard gin, Old Tom gins are excellent in cocktails like the…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 'Old Tom' Gin
$21.91

Tanqueray Rangpur

70cl, 41.3%
Tanqueray

Something different here from Tanqueray. This gin is flavoured with Rangpur limes, also known as a mandarin orange. These highly acidic fruits, actually orange in colour, impart a fresh, zesty zing…  More info

Tanqueray Rangpur
8
$26.13

W&H Botanic Kiss

70cl, 37.5%
Williams & Humbert

A gin initially released for the Spanish market but distilled at Langley's, Botanic uses Buddha's hand (a funky, fashionable and delicious Asian citrus fruit) as a key ingredient alongside the likes…  More info

W&H Botanic Kiss
$36.03

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
$27.42

Broker's Gin

70cl, 40%
Brokers

A fine and tasty gin which has been lauded by critics, Broker's is made with herbs, spices and fruits imported from three continents and blended to be extra dry - yes, that's right people, this is…  More info

Broker's Gin
8
$20.12

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Thames Distillers

This is a very interesting London Dry Gin which is made to a recipe discovered by a Lieutenant Colonel Fox in 1859. The Colonel was a celebrated war hero, and today his name lives on in the form of…  More info

Colonel Fox's London Dry Gin
$23.54

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition

70cl, 42%
Masons

Unveiled in mid-2015, this is a Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin with a focus on the intense, fragrant and subtly sweet notes of lavender. Should be good for use in summer-y G&Ts and light, elegant cocktails.  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Lavender Edition
2
$38.60

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
$32.86

Macaronesian White Gin

70cl, 40%
Macaronesian Gin

A gin produced in the Canary Island using Macaronesian botanicals and water filtered through local volcanic rocks. Botanicals used include juniper, cardamom, angelica, liquorice, lemon peel and…  More info

Macaronesian White Gin
$37.26

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Yorkshire Tea Edition

70cl, 42%
Masons

From the Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin range comes a gin with a rather familiar flavour to it - this one is focused on the scrummy, subtly aromatic notes of Yorkshire tea! Can't wait to see what cocktails…  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Yorkshire Tea Edition
1
$38.60

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
6
$34.92

Tanqueray No. Ten

70cl, 47.3%
Tanqueray

An incredible small batch London dry gin made in pot still number 10. Tanqueray Number 10 is citrussy and full bodied.  More info

Tanqueray No. Ten
4
$31.27

St. George Dry Rye Gin

70cl, 45%
St. George Spirits

A rye whiskey, in gin's clothing. Made with a base of 100% rye, the St. George Dry Rye has a marvellous malty signature, warm and spicy. This is followed up by a small number of classic gin…  More info

St. George Dry Rye Gin
3
$42.10

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