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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.

Bertola Dry Gin - 1970s

100cl, 38%
Bertola

Hey, Bertola Dry Gin from the 1970s! I'm not sure why, but I feel like I've seen a bottle that looks just like this one... Oh, of course, it must have taken some inspiration from this antique…  More info

Bertola Dry Gin - 1970s
$185.60

Largon's Dry Gin - 1970s

70cl, 38%
Jerezana

Well what have we here? An antique bottle of gin from the 1970s! This is a 70cl bottle of Gordon's Largon's Dry Gin, which, as we all know, is "the heart of best for a good cocktail"!  More info

Largon's Dry Gin - 1970s
$148.48

Gordon's London Dry Gin 38% - 1970s

70cl, 38%
Gordon's

A bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin, made for the Italian market in the 1970s.  More info

Gordon's London Dry Gin 38%  - 1970s
$148.48

Gordon's London Dry Gin 1.125l - 1970s

112cl, 47.3%
Gordon's

1.125 litres of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s. "The Heart of a Good Cocktail" the bottle proclaims, and we couldn't agree more.  More info

Gordon's London Dry Gin 1.125l - 1970s
$222.71

Stock Dry Gin - 1949-1959

75cl, 45%
Stock

I've been trying to write a joke connecting Stock Dry Gin made between 1949 and 1959 to Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, but the closest I've come to something that makes sense is "Block (of ice),…  More info

Stock Dry Gin - 1949-1959
$222.71

Sarti Dry Gin - 1950s

75cl, 45%
Sarti

No, that's not a lava dog on the label of this Sarti Dry Gin from the 1950s. He's just a little... Okay, yes, it's a lava dog.  More info

Sarti Dry Gin - 1950s
$247.46

Stock Extra Dry Gin - 1949-59

75cl, 45%
Stock

Bottled in Trieste, Italy, this release of Stock Dry Gin dates back to in between 1949 and 1959.  More info

Stock Extra Dry Gin - 1949-59
$222.71

Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin 1.14l - 1960s

114cl, 51.5%
Seagram's

An imperial quart of Seagram's Extra Dry Gin from the U.S. of A., bottled in the 1960s!  More info

Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin 1.14l - 1960s
$278.39

Stock Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 45%
Stock

Stock Finest Old Dry Gin bottled between 1949-1959 in Trieste, Italy.  More info

Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
$222.71

Gordon’s London Dry Gin 1.75l - early 1980s

175cl, 40%
Gordon's

Gordon’s Gin that was distilled and bottled in the US in the early 1980s. This handsome 1.75 litre bottle has a handle on the back.  More info

Gordon’s London Dry Gin 1.75l - early 1980s
$272.21

Gilbey’s London Dry Gin - 1949-59

75cl, 46.2%
Gilbey's

A staggeringly old antique bottle of gin, produced some time between 1949 and 1959 by Gilbey's.  More info

Gilbey’s London Dry Gin - 1949-59
$222.71

Buton Dry Gin - 1950s

75cl, 40%
Buton

This is a very rare bottle of Dry Gin which was produced in Bologna, Italy by the Buton company. It was made in the 1950s and has a delicate aroma. Great in cocktails.  More info

Buton Dry Gin - 1950s
$222.71

Gordon's London Dry Gin - 1990s

100cl, 0%
Gordon's

This bottle of the ever popular Gordon's London Dry Gin was bottled back in the 1990s and is great with tonic and a conversation about the 1990s music scene...  More info

Gordon's London Dry Gin - 1990s
$123.73

Gilbey's London Dry Gin - post 1999

70cl, 37.5%
Gilbey's

A very rare, fabulously crisp, clean-tasting London Dry Gin from Gilbey's, bottled post 1999.  More info

Gilbey's London Dry Gin - post 1999
$74.24

Bosford Dry London Gin - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Martini

A rare '70s bottling of "Bosford Gin". This comes in an old-fashioned flask-style bottle.  More info

Bosford Dry London Gin - 1970s
$148.48

Milton London Dry Gin - 1970s

70cl, 40%
Milton

This may be a London Dry Gin but it is actually made in Spain in the 1970's and is a collectable item.  More info

Milton London Dry Gin - 1970s
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$148.48

Gordon's London Dry Gin 1.125L - 1970s (Low Fill Level)

112cl, 47.3%
Gordon's

This is a large, antique bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin from the 1970s, featuring the classic yellow label and boar's head emblem. Unfortunately some of the gin has leaked out of the bottle,…  More info

Gordon's London Dry Gin 1.125L - 1970s (Low Fill Level)
$136.10

Milton London Dry Gin - 1970s

100cl, 40%
Milton

Milton London Dry Gin is actually produced in Spain, a rare bottling from the 1970s.  More info

Milton London Dry Gin - 1970s
$185.60

Gordon’s Dry Gin - early 1980s

70cl, 38%
Gordon's

This bottle of Gordon's Gin from the early 1980s is in good condition considering its age. The label features juniper plants and reads "The Heart of a Good Cocktail". All good things. Already sold…  More info

Gordon’s Dry Gin - early 1980s
$123.73

Bosford Extra Dry Gin - 1960s 1l

100cl, 46%
Martini

Bosford Extra Dry Gin, produced by Martini & Rossi in the 1960s. It still has the little squirrel on the label, which is always a treat. This is a 100cl bottling.  More info

Bosford Extra Dry Gin - 1960s 1l
$222.71

Sarti Dry Gin - 1949-59

75cl, 45%
Sarti

A bottle of Sarti Dry Gin, produced between 1949 and 1959. This rare bottle features the adorable face of an orange dog. We're not sure if this pooch is a metaphor for something, but it sure does…  More info

Sarti Dry Gin - 1949-59
$247.46

Damopa Dry Gin - 1950s

Daniel Moreno

Produced by Daniel Moreno in Brazil, this is a rare bottle of Damopa Dry Gin which was made in the 1950s. Thanks, Daniel! Please note that the label does not state the volume or ABV of this…  More info

Damopa Dry Gin - 1950s
$185.60

White Crown Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 42%
Grandi Liquori

White Crown is a tasty dry gin which was made in San Marino. This particular bottle was made in the 1970s and is quite a collectible.  More info

White Crown Dry Gin - 1970s
$148.48

Gordon’s Dry Gin - 1970s

70cl, 40%
Gordon's

This bottle of Gordon's London Dry Gin was bottled in the 1970s. The exciting thing about antique spirits is that they were often made using different production methods and sources of ingredients to…  More info

Gordon’s Dry Gin - 1970s
$148.48

Stock Dry Gin - 1950s

75cl, 45%
Stock

Produced in Trieste, Italy in the 1950s, this is a fine old dry gin which was made by the Stock company. Great in cocktails.  More info

Stock Dry Gin - 1950s
$222.71

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