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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.

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
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$37.61

Spring Gin Méditerranée

50cl, 40.5%
Spring Gin

A citrus and herb forward variation from Spring Gin.  More info

Spring Gin Méditerranée
$47.03

SW4 - Batch 47 London Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
SW4

In the time old tradition of naming things after the postcode they were created in (my brother's name is UB8), SW4 is a London dry gin distilled in the capital. The ABV of this smaller batch version…  More info

SW4 - Batch 47 London Dry Gin
$32.38

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Glen Catrine Distillers

A Scottish dry gin made by Glen Catrine Distillers.  More info

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin
1
$16.72

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

This right here is one of the many single botanical gins in the Origin range. While they are all made with just one botanical, the mighty juniper berry, every expression features juniper berries from…  More info

Origin - Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
1
$37.61

Mews London Dry Gin

70cl, 38%
Mews

Mews is a vapour distilled gin made with 11 botanicals: juniper, coriander, liquorice root, angelica, pink peppercorn, lavender, lemon, orange, orris root, cubeb berries and cassia. Its subtle…  More info

Mews London Dry Gin
$33.42

Gilbey's Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Gilbey's

A classically styled London Dry Gin, Gilbey's is intensely flavoured, and works well in cocktails.  More info

Gilbey's Gin
$17.09

Brouwerij de Molen Gentle Gin

50cl, 38%
Brouwerij de Molen

A beer cask matured gin! Twice distilled and unfiltered, this Gentle Gin is bottled by the Dutch craft brewers at Brouwerij de Molen. (So it's not to be confused with the "Gentle Gin" brand from…  More info

Brouwerij de Molen Gentle Gin
$40.76

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
$47.03

Wire Works Special Reserve American Gin

75cl, 43.9%
GrandTen Distilling

We all had our hands up for enjoying a good American gin - well this time, put up your hands if you like tasty, barrel aged American gin... Okay, that's all of you again. Well good, because GrandTen…  More info

Wire Works Special Reserve American Gin
$47.03

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
$21.92

Strane Oaked Gin

50cl, 55%
Smögen

Unveiled in the latter half of 2016, it's the Strane Oaked Gin from the Smögen distillery in Sweden. This was matured for 18 months in a Sherry butt before being bottled at 55% ABV. They recommend…  More info

Strane Oaked Gin
$52.18

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
$32.62

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
$46.02

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
$188.31

Beefeater London Dry Gin 1.5l

150cl, 40%
Beefeater

A magnum bottle of Beefeater. This is a classic London Dry Gin created by James Burroughs in 1820. It is still made to the same recipe. Very flavoursome and spicy.  More info

Beefeater London Dry Gin 1.5l
$39.45

Buss No.509 Rebel Cut

70cl, 47%
Buss Spirits

Rebel Cut from Serge Buss' Buss No. 509 is made using 100% corn spirit as well as botanicals including juniper, lavender, white jasmine, white pepper, orange, lemon, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom,…  More info

Buss No.509 Rebel Cut
$47.69

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
$188.31

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
$28.61

Spring Gin Original

50cl, 43.8%
Spring Gin

Four times distilled spirit with thirteen botanicals (coriander, lemon, orange, star anise, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, orange blossom, cinnamon, angelica, rhubarb root and pine buds) added for…  More info

Spring Gin Original
$39.72

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Lowland

35cl, 47%
Pickering's

The folks from Pickering's Gin in Edinburgh have introduced a range of cask-aged gins, using casks from the whisky regions of Scotland! This is their expression which was aged in casks which…  More info

Pickering's Gin Oak Aged - Lowland
$38.65

Strathearn Juniper Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.5%
Strathearn

This edition of Strathern Distillery's Juniper Gin has been bottled at 60.5% ABV, which should make the intense juniper freshness stand out further in cocktails and mixed drinks.  More info

Strathearn Juniper Gin - Distillery Strength
$38.32

Ginnifer Golden Gin

70cl, 49%
Great Southern Distilling Company

Small batch craft gin from Western Australia aged in French Oak Barriques! Helpfully, the Great Southern Distilling Company have added that this gin was "made with juniper" on the label. Thanks for…  More info

Ginnifer Golden Gin
$58.95

Gordon's Gin 1l

100cl, 37.5%
Gordon's

A litre bottle of the very famous Gordon's Gin. It is triple distilled and flavoured with coriander seeds, juniper berries, angelica and one more secret botanical.  More info

Gordon's Gin 1l
$24.77

Geranium London Dry Gin 55°

70cl, 55%
Hammer and Son

A special edition, higher strength bottling of the very popular (and very tasty) Geranium London Dry Gin. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the brand, they've created a gin bottled at 55% ABV,…  More info

Geranium London Dry Gin 55°
$53.26

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