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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.

The Lakes Gin Limited Edition Gift Pack

70cl, 43.7%
The Lakes Distillery

This handsome gift pack features a bottle of The Lakes Gin, made with locally sourced juniper, bilberry, heather, meadowsweet and other botanicals, a certificate of authenticity and handsome…  More info

The Lakes Gin Limited Edition Gift Pack
$46.63

Rives Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Rives

Rives Original London Dry Gin comes to us from Spain, but their botanicals come to them from all over the world. This includes juniper from the Mediterranean, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris root,…  More info

Rives Original London Dry Gin
$22.51

Seagram's Extra Dry Gin - 1960s

Seagram's

They're well known for their Canadian whisky, but Seagram's are also a dab hand at making Extra Dry Gin in Indiana, USA. They're proper globe trotters, they are! This bottle, produced in the 1960s,…  More info

Seagram's Extra Dry Gin - 1960s
$186.71

Mayfair Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Mayfair Brands

This gin uses a variety of botanicals including juniper, angelica root, coriander seed, rubbed savoury, orris powder and a selection of others to create a full-bodied gin.  More info

Mayfair Dry Gin
$31.89

Robert Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Sir Robert Burnett & Co

A fine looking 1980s gin bottle here, White Satin from Sir Robert Burnett & Co., by this point a Seagram brand.  More info

Robert Burnett's White Satin London Dry Gin - 1980s
$124.48

Puerto De Indias Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Los Alcores de Carmona

A dry gin from the Puerto De Indias, produced in Seville, Spain. A wonderful city, lots of fantastic architecture. And also, gin! Of course, this'll make a fine G&T...  More info

Puerto De Indias Dry Gin
$25.69

Gin Pilz Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Pilzer

A dry gin from grappa producer Pilzer, which gives them something to do when they're waiting for the new season's pomace to arrive! It is made with juniper and 15 different herbs to a recipe inspired…  More info

Gin Pilz Dry Gin
$38.08

Beefeater London Distilled Dry Gin (75.7cl) - 1970s

76cl, 40%
Beefeater

We have a few of this particular bottling of Beefeater gin from the 1970s, in varying conditions (the most damaged label being pictured).  More info

Beefeater London Distilled Dry Gin (75.7cl) - 1970s
$149.37

Gordon Castle Gin Gift Set - Let the Evening beGIN

70cl, 43%
Gordon Castle

This gift set contains a bottle of Gordon Castle Gin for relaxing and a relaxing herbal candle! The gin is made with botanicals such as mint, lavender and gooseberry from the castle's restored Walled…  More info

Gordon Castle Gin Gift Set - Let the Evening beGIN
$68.69

Origin - Varatec, Romania

70cl, 46%
Origin

Each edition of Origin London Dy Gin is made with juniper from a different location, allowing the discerning gin enthusiast to explore how the juniper's terroir can impact the flavour profile of the…  More info

Origin - Varatec, Romania
1
$37.29

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Ever wondered how the flavour profile of a gin is affected by where the juniper is sourced? The Origin range allows you see (well, taste) just that! Each one is made with one botanical - juniper -…  More info

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria
1
$37.29

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range, this is a gin made only using one botanical - juniper. Each edition is made using juniper from a different location, allowing gin enthusiasts to explore the fascinating changes…  More info

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria
$37.29

Origin - Bizë, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin from the Origin range, made with juniper which was grown in Bizë, Albania. The Origin range allowed gin enthusiasts a rare chance to explore how terroir of juniper can have an…  More info

Origin - Bizë, Albania
1
$37.29

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

The Origin range explore how the terroir (or place of origin) of juniper can make an impact on a gin's flavour profile. Each of them is a single botanical expression, using juniper from different…  More info

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo
1
$37.29

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range comes a London Dry Gin which features only one botanical at its core - juniper from Pljevlja, Montenegro. Each of the Origin London Dry Gins are made using juniper from…  More info

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro
1
$37.29

Buss No.509 Master Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

A very 'citrus-forward' Belgian gin here from the Buss No.509 range, released as part of a series of Choice Cut gins in mid-2016. The Master Cut is brimming with orange and grapefruit notes, and has…  More info

Buss No.509 Master Cut
$45.67

Buss No.509 Midi Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

From a series of Buss No.509 gins launched in mid-2016 comes the Midi Cut expression, which features a flavour profile just bursting at the seams with herbaceousness and has been bottled at 45% ABV.  More info

Buss No.509 Midi Cut
$45.67

Rock Rose Gin - Spring Edition

70cl, 41.5%
Dunnet Bay

A seasonal edition of the popular Rock Rose Gin from Caithness. Created to represent the "crisp, fresh taste of spring" it's made with Sycamore Sap, Dandelion and Coltsfoot.  More info

Rock Rose Gin - Spring Edition
$38.64

Origin - Zlatibor, Serbia

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single-botanical Origin London Dry Gin, made using juniper which was grown in Zlatibor, Serbia. The Origin range lets gin enthusiasts explore the impact that juniper's terroir (or origin) has on…  More info

Origin - Zlatibor, Serbia
1
$37.29

Bloomsbury Sloe Gin Liqueur

70cl, 29%
Bloomsbury

This is a bottle of the sloe gin liqueur. Sloes are small plum-like fruits that are extremely bitter however they are excellent for flavouring gins and making liqueurs such as this one here.  More info

Bloomsbury Sloe Gin Liqueur
$21.73

5th Gin Black Air

70cl, 40%
Atmosphera

Most of the 5th Gin range is coloured - Fire is pink/red tinted, Earth has a yellow hue and Water is bright blue! Air, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been left as a clear spirit, but is presented in a…  More info

5th Gin Black Air
$32.34

Farmer's Gin

70cl, 46.7%
Crop Harvest Earth

Named in honour of the four farmers whose organic crops are used to create it, Farmer's Gin is certified organic by the USDA. The botanicals used include juniper, angelica, coriander, lemongrass and…  More info

Farmer's Gin
$45.63

Aliança Gin - 1960s

75cl, 48%
Caves Alianca

An antique bottle of Aliança Gin, produced all the way back in the 1960s in Portugal. 'Aliança', as we all know, is Portuguese for 'Alliance'. This bottle was part of a private collection. More…  More info

Aliança Gin - 1960s
$186.71

Holloway’s Sloe Gin - 1950s

76cl, 35%
British American Distillers

Despite having a picture of Southwark, London on the bottle label, this antique Holloway's Sloe Gin was actually made in America! It was made under the supervision of Holloway's Distillery in London,…  More info

Holloway’s Sloe Gin - 1950s
$186.71

Martin Miller's Adventure Gift Pack with Passport Holder and Luggage Tag

70cl, 40%
Millers

A clever gift pack from Martin Miller's, containing a 70cl bottle of their lovely gin (which is made in pot stills then transported to Iceland to be blended with Icelandic water, we'll have you…  More info

Martin Miller's Adventure Gift Pack with Passport Holder and Luggage Tag
$28.37

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