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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.

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

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
$25.16

Half Hitch Gin

70cl, 40%
Half Hitch

When you hear the word Camden, what do you think about? The music? The markets? Well, if you were around in the latter half of the 1800s, you might know Camden more for its gin (you also might be…  More info

Half Hitch Gin
1
$44.06

Helsinki Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Helsinki Distilling Company

A small batch Finnish gin from Helsinki's first distillery in over a century! Kai Kilpinen, Mikko Mykkänen and Séamus Holohan are the chaps to thank, whilst the gin itself is made with seven…  More info

Helsinki Dry Gin
1
$30.82

Hernö Sloe Gin

50cl, 30%
Herno

A sloe gin from the multi-award winning Swedish gin producers Hernö. It's made with Hernö gin and organic sloe berries as well as local honey to add a little sweetness for balance.  More info

Hernö Sloe Gin
$42.96

Wire Works American Gin

75cl, 45%
GrandTen Distilling

GrandTen Distillers are based in Boston, Massachusetts, and helmed by Matthew Nuernberger and Spencer McMinn. Now then, hands up if you like yummy American gin... If your hand is in the air like it…  More info

Wire Works American Gin
$55.09

Givinity Gin

70cl, 40%
Givinity

Givinity Gin is a rather gorgeously presented luxury British gin, created using a selection of 9 botanicals - almonds, angelica, coriander, juniper, lime zest, mandarin zest, raspberries, rose petals…  More info

Givinity Gin
6
$53.98

Larios Dry Gin 1l

100cl, 40%
Larios

A one litre bottling of Larios Dry Gin, made in Spain with lemon, orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lime and orange blossom, as well as wild juniper and spices.  More info

Larios Dry Gin 1l
$27.35

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
$41.73

Brilliant London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Brilliant

Brilliant Gin comes to us via the wonderfully named 'The Really Brilliant Company'. Created by two long-time gin connoisseurs, it's a tasty London Dry Gin made with a selection of botanicals…  More info

Brilliant London Dry Gin
1
$36.95

Firkin Gin

70cl, 46%
Gleann Mór

Inspired by a love of both gin and whisky, Gleann Mór created Firkin Gin! This gin is made with botanicals including juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and orris root, and is left to age in…  More info

Firkin Gin
$48.33

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.2

70cl, 47%
East London Liquor Company

The second batch of premium gin from the Bow-based East London Liquor Company, once again with a variation on their signature gin. A herbaceous expression, packed with juniper, coriander seeds,…  More info

East London Liquor Company Premium Gin Batch No.2
1
$35.23

One Key Gin

70cl, 40%
One Key

One Key Gin is produced in Slovenia and features a selection of botanicals including coriander, ginger and juniper. It comes presented in a pretty intriguing bottle, which is... Well, it's a big…  More info

One Key Gin
1
$41.73

Old Raj Dry Gin (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%
WM Cadenhead

Old Raj Dry Gin is made by WM Cadenhead, bottlers of excellent whisky and, so it seems, makers of brilliant dry gin. This spicy, floral gin includes the valuable and rare ingredient saffron!  More info

Old Raj Dry Gin (WM Cadenhead)
$26.06

Adnams First Rate Gin

70cl, 48%
Adnams

A fabulous higher-than-average proof gin from the Southwold-based Adnams Brewery. Big and full-bodied, and rated Best New Product at the CLASS Magazine Awards 2011.  More info

Adnams First Rate Gin
5
$35.65

Origin - Klanac, Croatia

70cl, 46%
Origin

The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Klanac in…  More info

Origin - Klanac, Croatia
1
$39.65

Anno Kent Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Anno

Anno Kent Dry Gin is one of the first gins to be distilled in Kent since the 1800s (there's also one that's made literally 15 feet from my desk). Fresh and flavourful with a superb selection of…  More info

Anno Kent Dry Gin
5
$34.41

HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin

70cl, 57%
Isle of Wight Distillery

A Navy Strength Gin from the Isle of Wight distillery that's made in association with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. HMS Victory is moored in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, just a few short…  More info

HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin
$46.07

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
$39.65

Hayman's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
Hayman Distillers

A traditional Sloe gin from Hayman's, this is made by steeping the sloes in Hayman's gin before blending with natural sugar. Bittersweet and intense in flavour, we love it.  More info

Hayman's Sloe Gin
2
$22.55

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan…  More info

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
$39.65

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin

70cl, 42%
Sibling

A rather striking triple distilled gin from Cheltenham, made by a team of four siblings! Produced at their state-of-the-art distillery, the gin's botanicals (which include juniper, vanilla, orange…  More info

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin
34
$37.44

BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set

100cl, 42%
BTW

Well this is pretty awesome isn't it? Four bottles of craft tonic along with four small bottles of fantastic gins! What more could you want? BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set Contents- 4x BTW Tonic…  More info

BTW Gin & Tonic Tasting Set
$38.55

Cold River Gin

75cl, 47%
Maine Distilleries

Cold River Gin is a beautifully crisp, tangy, fruity quaff from the folks over at Maine Distilleries. This is made with potato-based spirit, and is flavoured with traditional favourites like…  More info

Cold River Gin
$46.69

Fifty Pounds Gin

70cl, 43.50%
Thames Distillers

This is fifty... Fifty Pounds gin is distilled in small quantities, and in single batches. The name comes from the time of George II and the 1736 Gin Act, when a 50 pound tax was levied on those…  More info

Fifty Pounds Gin
5
$36.02

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