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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.

Monson's Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Monson

A citrus-forward dry gin from France, in a rather traditional-looking bottle. A good choice for use in cocktails and long drinks.  More info

Monson's Dry Gin
$19.47

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin 1l

100cl, 47%
Finsbury

Finsbury 47 Platinum is a London dry gin made with a selection of botanicals which includes juniper, lemon, coriander and more, and bottled at 47% ABV. The Finsbury name dates back hundreds of years…  More info

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin 1l
$44.14

London Hill Dry Gin 1.5l

150cl, 40%
London Hill

A magnum bottle of London Hill. A good quality London Dry Gin which won a Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition 3 times!  More info

London Hill Dry Gin 1.5l
$44.06

Copperhead Gin Gift Pack

50cl, 40%
Copperhead

A gift pack of Copperhead Gin. It contains a 50cl bottle of their Belgian gin - made with Juniper, Cardamom, Orange peel, Angelica and Coriander - as well as two 50cl bottles of Fever Tree…  More info

Copperhead Gin Gift Pack
1
$95.27

Santamanía London Dry Gin

70cl, 41%
Santamanía

From one of a small number of micro-distilleries in Spain comes Santamanía London Dry Gin, featuring a base spirit made from Tempranillo grapes and an interesting selection of botanicals. This ranges…  More info

Santamanía London Dry Gin
$37.77

The Lakes Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 43.70%
The Lakes Distillery

From The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria comes a gift pack containing a bottle of The Lakes Gin (made with bilberry, heather, meadowsweet and locally-grown juniper alongside other botanicals, we'll have…  More info

The Lakes Gin Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$49.57

Beckett's Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Kingston Distillers

Sloe gin from the Beckett's range! But how do they make it, we hear you ask? Well, they steep sloe berries which they've hand-picked from Box Hill in Surrey in their excellent London dry gin…  More info

Beckett's Sloe Gin
3
$30.08

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 24%

50cl, 24%
Berry Good

From Scottish producer Berry Good comes a Strawberry liqueur made by infusing gin with Scottish strawberries. Enjoyable over ice or as part of a sweet, fruity cocktail.  More info

Berry Good Strawberry Gin Liqueur 24%
$27.98

T.E.A. Jasmine Gin

70cl, 42%
T.E.A.

This refreshing gin comes from the T.E.A. range of spirits all based around the glorious flavours of tea! For their Jasmine Gin, the makers use a selection of botanicals including juniper, orange…  More info

T.E.A. Jasmine Gin
$40.06

Berry Good Raspberry Gin Liqueur

50cl, 24%
Berry Good

Scottish gin infused with raspberries from Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm at Nairn. Add tonic for a fresh summer serve.  More info

Berry Good Raspberry Gin Liqueur
$23.20

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Sauvignon Blanc Cask Finish

75cl, 46%
No. 209

This No. 209 Gin has been treated to a finishing period of 3 - 4 months in casks which have previously held Sauvignon Blanc wine from the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley. This one strikes a good…  More info

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Sauvignon Blanc Cask Finish
$68.83

Compton Original London Dry Gin - 1980s

70cl, 38%
Judge Craig & Pirrie

This is an antique bottle of Compton Original London Dry Gin which we believe to have been produced between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now, we're not cricket experts, but the cricketer on the…  More info

Compton Original London Dry Gin - 1980s
$132.34

Strane London Dry Gin - Navy Strength

50cl, 57.10%
Smögen

A Navy Strength edition of Strane London Dry Gin from Swedish distillers, Smögen. Strane is made with a selection of botanicals which include coriander seeds, cinnamon bark, basil, garden mint, sage,…  More info

Strane London Dry Gin - Navy Strength
1
$54.43

Great Southern Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Great Southern Distilling Company

Made in small batches by the Great Southern Distilling Company in Albany, Western Australia, this gin is made with juniper, coriander seeds, cardamom, anise, angelica root, lemon, oris root and…  More info

Great Southern Dry Gin
$67.19

The Sting London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
The Sting

The Sting is a London dry gin that's distilled five times in a copper pot still and infused with 10 different herbs.  More info

The Sting London Dry Gin
$31.99

Gordon's Gin 1.5l

150cl, 37.50%
Gordon's

A gin that needs no introduction. Gordon's is a very popular dry gin first created in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. The recipe is only known by four people, and has been a secret for 200 years.  More info

Gordon's Gin 1.5l
$36.74

Dictador Premium Colombian Aged Gin - Ortodoxy

70cl, 43%
Dictador

An aged gin from the people who make Dictador Rum which is based on the forula of the company's former president, Dario Parra. After visiting the UK and enjoying what he decided to be God's drink…  More info

Dictador Premium Colombian Aged Gin - Ortodoxy
3
$39.65

Berry Good Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 23%

50cl, 23%
Berry Good

This is a Blackcurrant Liqueur produced by the Scottish company Berry Good. To create this refreshing libation, they infuse gin with Scottish blackcurrants, resulting in big, juicy notes of dark…  More info

Berry Good Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 23%
$27.84

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set

50cl, 43.70%
Filliers

The award-winning Dry Gin 28 Tangerine returns for 2014, along with a handsome branded glass in this bright, sprightly set. The Belgian, citrus-forward gin features a recipe based on their Dry…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 Tangerine and Glass Set
$38.55

Xellent Gin

70cl, 40%
Diwisa

A Swiss gin, made with a base of high-quality rye grain spirit, seasoned with 25 botanicals including Edelweiss, woodruff, elderflower, lemon balm and lavender - the latter two are grown by Master…  More info

Xellent Gin
$52.09

Santamanía London Dry Gin Reserva

70cl, 41%
Santamanía

A cask-aged edition of Santamanía's London Dry Gin, matured in a French oak casks for several months in their 16th century stone cellar. Once again, the gin is made with a base spirit of Tempranillo…  More info

Santamanía London Dry Gin Reserva
1
$42.96

Zymurgorium Mandarin Dynasty Gin

50cl, 42.50%
The Zymurgorium

For their Mandarin Dynasty Gin, the folk at the Zymurgorium in Manchester created a spirit inspired by China. They have used five spices (just like the 'five spice' found at the centre of many…  More info

Zymurgorium Mandarin Dynasty Gin
$51.57

Blended-Malt-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)

50cl, 43.30%
Batshit Mental Ideas

Who knows what would happen if someone went and matured some Bathtub Gin in a cask which had previously held blended malt? Well, the Batshit Mental Ideas chaps certainly do, as they've actually gone…  More info

Blended-Malt-Aged Bathtub Gin (Batshit Mental Ideas)
1
$33.03

FEW Publican Gin

75cl, 45%
Few Spirits Distillery

A limited edition that only a lucky FEW will get to enjoy, Publican Gin was made in collaboration with the Publican Restaurant in Chicago, not far from FEW's hometown of Evanston, Illinois. This…  More info

FEW Publican Gin
1
$55.09

Platu London Dry Gin

70cl, 39%
Platu

Platu London Dry Gin is triple-distilled Spanish tipple made with 10 botanicals, including juniper, lemon, orange, cassia, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, orris, liquorice and angelica. These are…  More info

Platu London Dry Gin
$28.63

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