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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.

McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin

50cl, 42%
McQueen

An abundance of refreshing citrus-y gorgeousness resides within the McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin, produced up in Callandar, Scotland.  More info

McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin
$30.08

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin

70cl, 43%
Ron de Jeremy

A gin joins the Ron de Jeremy range! Hedgehog Gin (the Hedgehog is Ron's nickname, by the way) is made with botanicals including damiana, ginseng and guarana (which are of course described as "mojo…  More info

Ron De Jeremy Hedgehog Gin
$34.10

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition

70cl, 47.1%
The Lakes Distillery

Explore a limited edition gin from the Lakes Distillery in Cumbria! Their Lakes Gin Explorer Edition is made using a selection of 15 botanicals as well as 5 botanicals which are native to the Lake…  More info

The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition
$40.12

Bloom Gin

70cl, 40%
G&J Greenall

Bloom Gin is a superb London Dry Gin produced by Greenall's and named "Bloom" in reference to the floral nature of its botanicals: honeysuckle, pomelo and chamomile. In 2010 it was awarded a Platinum…  More info

Bloom Gin
10
$24.80

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
$29.08

Pickering's Gin

70cl, 42%
Pickering's

Pickering's Gin is distilled in Edinburgh using a recipe found on a piece of paper which was written in 1947. After finely-tuning the ingredients, featuring botanicals like Juniper, Lemon, Lime,…  More info

Pickering's Gin
2
$29.32

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
3
$31.08

Nelson's Rhubarb and Custard Gin

70cl, 41%
Nelson's

A variation of Nelson's Gin recipe, incorporating rhubarb into their mix of botanicals (which includes Madagascan vanilla, cinnamon from Sri Lanka and lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves from Thailand).  More info

Nelson's Rhubarb and Custard Gin
$39.76

Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Limited Edition

70cl, 49%
Bombay Spirits Company

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
$100.39

Burleigh's Gin Pink Edition

70cl, 40%
45 West Distillers Ltd

A limited edition bottling of Burleigh's London Dry Gin, inspired by the Master Distiller's trip to Japan. Burleigh's Gin Pink Edition has been distilled using their classic recipe with the addition…  More info

Burleigh's Gin Pink Edition
$42.69

Salcombe Gin - First Bottling Limited Edition

70cl, 44%
Salcombe

The first bottling of Salcombe Gin, created in gorgeous Devon! The distillers produce this gin using 60 litre copper stills from Portugal called Hoshi and Provident. Thirteen botanicals are used…  More info

Salcombe Gin - First Bottling Limited Edition
$68.26

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
$30.08

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
$36.50

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin

70cl, 38.6%
Halewood International

From the J.J. Whitley range, launched in mid-2016, comes an elderflower-focussed gin - should be perfect for summer evenings! This revolves around the classic fragrance of the elderflower, along with…  More info

J.J. Whitley Elderflower Gin
$24.17

Elephant Sloe Gin

50cl, 35%
Elephant Gin

The Elephant Gin herd has a new member - Elephant Sloe Gin! A variant on the gin's recipe, with sloe berries macerated in the mix to give it the classic dark hue and rich, juicy flavour profile, this…  More info

Elephant Sloe Gin
1
$32.08

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
$20.88

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%

70cl, 43.1%
Tanqueray

The lower strength version of Tanqueray Export Strength. It boasts a phenomenally fruity, spicy palate with big zesty, citrusy top notes which make this gin the perfect all-rounder.  More info

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%
3
$20.13

Whittaker's Gin

70cl, 42%
Whittaker's Gin

Whittaker's Gin is produced by Harrogate Distillery Ltd., a family business run from their North Yorkshire home at Harewell House Farm. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica root,…  More info

Whittaker's Gin
1
$32.14

Warner Edwards Melissa Gin

70cl, 43%
Warner Edwards

The first release from the Warner Edwards Botanical Garden range is their Melissa Gin! The name comes from the scientific name for lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis), which is at the core of this…  More info

Warner Edwards Melissa Gin
$36.50

Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin (70cl)

70cl, 30%
Warner Edwards

Made by two friends on a farm in Northamptonshire, Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin is absolutely wonderful. And now, they've got a sloe gin to their name too! Infused with local, hand-picked sloes,…  More info

Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin (70cl)
1
$26.25

Jinzu Gin

70cl, 41.3%
Jinzu

Jinzu Gin brings English and Japanese traditions together to create an exciting, intriguing spirit. It's made with a blend of English gin (featuring juniper, coriander, angelica, yuzu and Japanese…  More info

Jinzu Gin
1
$35.11

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
$24.20

Adnams Copper House Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Adnams

This cracking gin is distilled in a beer stripping column, before being put through a handmade copper pot still. It is then purified in a rectifier. The result is very creamy and rich. This gin is…  More info

Adnams Copper House Dry Gin
1
$26.75

1616 Cotswolds Barrel Aged Gin

50cl, 46%
Cotswolds

While the Cotswolds Ditillery continues to wait for their whisky to mature, they've created their very own cask aged gin! 1616 Gin is inspired by Dutch Genevers of yore, though it's been made with…  More info

1616 Cotswolds Barrel Aged Gin
$40.12

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
$40.12

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