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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.

J. Selga Torras’ Castillo Dry Gin - 1970s

100cl, 37%
J Selga Torras

Ancient Spanish dry gin, produced in the 1970s by the Jose Selga Torras distillery. Seeing as "Castillo" in Spanish means "Castle" in English, it should come as no surprise that there's a rather…  More info

J. Selga Torras’ Castillo Dry Gin - 1970s
$198.41

Pedro Giro Gin - 1950s

Pedro Giro

Pedro Giro Gin was made specially for use in cocktails during the 1950s in Barcelona. It also features a rather dashing chap on a flying horse on the label, so that's pretty cool. Now people can stop…  More info

Pedro Giro Gin - 1950s
$198.41

Don Pedro Dry Gin - 1970s

Don Pedro

Don Pedro Dry Gin, produced in the 1970s in Spain. Just one of the cornucopia of collectible bottles in our antique spirits range. Please note that the label does not state the volume or ABV of…  More info

Don Pedro Dry Gin - 1970s
$158.72

Red Hills Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 45%
Buton

Red Hills Dry Gin, produced by the Italian company, Buton, in the 1960s. An excellent collectible from our extensive antique spirits range.  More info

Red Hills Dry Gin - 1960s
$198.41

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
$158.72

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
$132.27

Red Hills Dry Gin - 1949-59

75cl, 45%
Buton

A dry gin from Red Hills, a quiet area located close to the Green Hill Zone which is home to a particularly speedy breed of blue hedgehog. We place this bottle as being made between 1949 and 1959.  More info

Red Hills Dry Gin - 1949-59
$238.09

Gordon's London Dry Gin 1.125l - 1970s

112cl, 47.30%
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
$238.09

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
$238.09

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
$238.09

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
$238.09

Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin 1.14l - 1960s

114cl, 51.50%
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
$297.61

Stock Dry Gin - 1960s

75cl, 45%
Stock

Stock Finest Old Dry Gin bottled back in the 1960s in Trieste, Italy.  More info

Stock Dry Gin - 1960s
$238.09

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
$290.99

Gilbey’s London Dry Gin - 1949-59

75cl, 46.20%
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
$238.09

Red Hills Dry Gin Gold Label - 1960s

75cl, 45%
Buton

Gold Label Red Hills gin from Italian producer Buton. Extraordinarily, this bottling dates back to the 1960s!  More info

Red Hills Dry Gin Gold Label - 1960s
$198.41

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
$158.72

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
$238.09

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2010

50cl, 29%
Sipsmith

A delicious and very handsomely packaged sloe gin made by top gin distillers, Sipsmith. Expect a lot of rich, puckering fruit and an intense aroma.  More info

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2010
$27.19

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
$23.09

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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$158.72

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

112cl, 47.30%
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)
$145.50

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
$132.27

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
$198.41

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
$158.72

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