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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.

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
$37.91

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
$58.33

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
$24.51

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°
$52.69

Yerburgh's Jam Jar Gin

70cl, 43%
Jam Jar Gin

Yerburgh's Jam Jar Gin is a crowdfunded London dry gin presented in... Well, in jars! With a particularly juicy kick of raspberry at its core, this ought to be an excellent treat during the summer…  More info

Yerburgh's Jam Jar Gin
$45.65

Leopold's Gin

70cl, 40%
Leopold Bros

Small Batch American gin, made using "hand-zested American pummelos". They only make 50 cases of this a year, so it really is small batch.  More info

Leopold's Gin
$39.16

Biercée Gin Thesis & Antithesis

70cl, 44%
Biercée Gin

Biercée Gin is produced in in the south of Belgium by the Distillerie de Biercée. This is their Thesis & Antithesis expression, made with a rather interesting bundle of botanicals including cocoa,…  More info

Biercée Gin Thesis & Antithesis
$34.64

William Peel Gin

70cl, 38%
William Peel

A London Dry Gin produced in England for the export market. Hence it says "imported from England" on the label, right beneath the label on the neck that carries the union flag of the United Kingdom.  More info

William Peel Gin
$19.12

Biercée Gin Less is More

70cl, 44%
Biercée Gin

Another gin from the Belgium-based Biercée Gin range! Compared to their Thesis & Antithesis expression (which boasts a bevy of exotic spice notes), Less is More takes a step back and shows off a more…  More info

Biercée Gin Less is More
$34.65

Origin - Skopje, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

The ‘Origin’ range of London Dry Gins is a unique proposition for the discerning gin-lover. Each one is distilled using juniper gathered from one single location – in this instance from Skopje in…  More info

Origin - Skopje, Macedonia
1
$37.21

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
$63.06

Sacred Coriander Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

From the Sacred distillers in Highgate comes a coriander-focused gin. With plenty of powerful, enjoyably spicy coriander notes, paired with touches of juniper and lemon peel, Sacred suggest trying…  More info

Sacred Coriander Gin
$33.96

Bulldog Bold

100cl, 47%
Bulldog Gin

Bottled at a higher proof, Bulldog Bold is a full-flavoured version of Bulldog gin, which already has a chock-a-block palate of dragon eye, citrus, poppy seed and a hearty handful of juniper berries.…  More info

Bulldog Bold
$39.20

FAIR. Barrel Aged Gin

50cl, 42%
FAIR.

A barrel aged gin from the FAIR. range, which is based around using Fairtrade ingredients to make excellent drinks. This gin, made with juniper sourced from a nature reserve in Uzbekistan, has been…  More info

FAIR. Barrel Aged Gin
$30.38

Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin 70cl

70cl, 43%
Knockeen Hills

A surprisingly smooth London ‘Cut’ Dry Gin created from the Irish Whey Spirit Knockeen Hills distil for their Poteen. This version uses Elderflower as one of the botanicals.  More info

Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin 70cl
$37.92

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

This is one of the range of gins from the Origin series, which explores the impact that juniper's terroir (or its origin) can have on a gin's flavour profile. Each expression is made with juniper…  More info

Origin - Prishtinë, Kosovo
1
$37.21

nginious! Swiss Blended Gin

50cl, 45%
nginious!

nginious! is a Swiss gin created by Oliver Ullrich and Ralph Villager, made with a selection of 18 botanicals that have been placed into four groups, which have been distilled and blended together to…  More info

nginious! Swiss Blended Gin
1
$48.22

Iceberg London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Canadian Iceburg

A London Dry Gin made in Canada? Using actual iceberg? Mmm... iceberg. Traditional botanicals are used such as orange peel, angelica, orris root.  More info

Iceberg London Dry Gin
$26.03

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l

100cl, 37.5%
Finsbury

An old London dry brand dating back to 1740 that may take it's name from the fact that the Borough of Finsbury is the location of the Clerkenwell springs at the heart of London's traditional gin…  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin 1l
$22.26

Whittaker's Gin - Clearly Sloe

70cl, 42%
Whittaker's Gin

An inventive gin from the Whittaker's range, produced in North Yorkshire. What they've done is soak a whole load of sloe berries with their classic recipe gin for at least six months, which was then…  More info

Whittaker's Gin - Clearly Sloe
$33.88

Gordon's Gin 35cl

35cl, 37.5%
Gordon's

A half bottle of Gordon's Gin, created in 1769 by Alexander Gordon, who opened a distillery in Clerkenwell, London.  More info

Gordon's Gin 35cl
$11.86

Strathearn Juniper Gin

70cl, 47%
Strathearn

A new release for 2016 from the Strathearn Distillery - Juniper Gin! Double distilled and bottled 47% ABV, this juniper-forward gin is an excellent choice for some classic cocktails.  More info

Strathearn Juniper Gin
$37.10

Revolution Gin

70cl, 42%
Ironbridge Spirit Co.

A grain to glass gin from Telford's Ironbridge Spirit Co. made with Wenlock Spring water and complete with industrial revolution-themed label to celebrate the area's history.  More info

Revolution Gin
$32.27

Finsbury London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Finsbury

Finsbury Dry Gin or 'yellow label' is made with juniper, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.  More info

Finsbury London Dry Gin
$16.45

SW4 London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
SW4

A premium and very tasty gin, SW4 is made in the style of the original London Dry Gins from the early 1800s. These original gins work brilliantly with tonic or even just neat…  More info

SW4 London Dry Gin
$21.35

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