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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.

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection

250cl, 40.4%
Filliers

You may have noticed that there are a fair few variants of Filliers' excellent Dry Gin 28, and now the entire oeuvre comes in one handy box set! If you only buy one Filliers gin, buy this one, which…  More info

Filliers Dry Gin 28 - The Collection
$160.35

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin

70cl, 47%
Philadelphia Distilling

A cask-aged edition of Bluecoat American Dry Gin from Philadelphia Distilling! They take their gin, made with earthy juniper, American citrus, coriander seed and angelica root, then leave it to age…  More info

Bluecoat Barrel Reserve Gin
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$43.63

Pickering's Sloe Gin

35cl, 30%
Pickering's

For their latest batch of Sloe Gin, Pickering's have used a specially designed one-off distillation rather than their regular gin to perfect this popular bottling and create the desired complementary…  More info

Pickering's Sloe Gin
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$23.33

The Duke Munich Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
The Duke Destillerie

All the way from Munich, Germany, comes The Duke Munich Dry Gin, featuring a selection of botanicals including orange blossom, ginger root, coriander, lemon peel, angelica root, lavender, cubeb and…  More info

The Duke Munich Dry Gin
$45.00

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
$230.98

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Origin is a cold-distilled juniper-only gin, made using juniper from one specific location. This allows gin lovers to explore the effect of terroir, a unique proposition in the world of artisan…  More info

Origin - Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
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$38.44

Goa London Dry Gin

70cl, 47%
Goa Gin

Made in London (not a prerequisite for a London Dry) and traditional in character, this gin's botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica, nutmeg and caraway.  More info

Goa London Dry Gin
$32.59

Scots' Cheer Damson Gin Liqueur

50cl, 22%
Scots' Cheer Limited

A Damson Gin made by Scots Cheer, who also make Brammle liqueur. Very fruity and fresh tasting.  More info

Scots' Cheer Damson Gin Liqueur
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$22.97

Faith & Sons Gin

50cl, 42.2%
Faith and Sons

From the Faith & Sons Microdistillery in Manchester comes their tasty Faith & Sons Gin, made with a base of grain spirit and flavours with a selection of botanicals and a hearty helping of citrus.…  More info

Faith & Sons Gin
$41.65

The Lakes Sloe Gin

20cl, 25%
The Lakes Distillery

A Sloe Gin from The Lakes Distillery, made with their very own Lakes Gin in Cumbria. Ought to be rather tasty served over ice.  More info

The Lakes Sloe Gin
$16.03

Hernö Navy Strength Gin

50cl, 57%
Hernö

A Navy Strength, small batch gin from the Swedish distillery Hernö. Navy Strength means that gunpowder would still ignite if some of the high-strength gin was spilt on it. Not sure how much gunpowder…  More info

Hernö Navy Strength Gin
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$41.33

Dà Mhìle Sloe Gin

70cl, 25%
Dà Mhìle

A marvellous organic sloe gin from the Dà Mhìle folks in Wales, made with a 'Christmas'-themed base gin that features the likes of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove as botanicals. An enjoyably festive treat…  More info

Dà Mhìle Sloe Gin
$32.03

Anno Cranberry & Gin Spirit

70cl, 29%
Anno

A festive treat from Anno! Previously released as Christmas miniatures, Anno's spiced cranberry offering is now here as a full 70cl gin-based spirit drink. Add a tiny splash of vermouth a hey-presto,…  More info

Anno Cranberry & Gin Spirit
$35.01

Anno Sloe Gin

70cl, 29%
Anno

Say 'hello' to Anno's Sloe Gin! To make it, the Anno Distillers in Kent use a selection of local botanicals, including elderflower, rose hips, lavender and samphire from the Romney Marsh, as well as…  More info

Anno Sloe Gin
$35.01

Skin Gin (Christmas 2016 Edition)

50cl, 42%
Skin Gin

A festive edition of Skin Gin, featuring a red leather-look flask-like bottle with an anchor decorated with holly on it!  More info

Skin Gin (Christmas 2016 Edition)
$48.83

The Tottering Sharpener Gin

70cl, 45%
Foxdenton Estate

A fabulous London Dry Gin from Foxdenton. The distillers have for many years been suppliers to Tottering Hall, where Lady Tottering has a famous penchant for gin. This is the special recipe made for…  More info

The Tottering Sharpener Gin
$35.58

Ish Limed Gin - Brazil Edition

70cl, 40%
The Poshmakers

A stylish Brazilian-themed limited edition (ed-ish-on?) bottling of Ish Limed Gin from The Poshmakers in London. Ish Gin features 12 botanicals macerated for 24 hours in high-quality English grain…  More info

Ish Limed Gin - Brazil Edition
$35.24

Origin - Mazin, Croatia

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single-botanical London Dry Gin from the Origin range, made using juniper from Mazin, Croatia. The Origin range gives light to the source of the juniper in gins and how its terroir can impact the…  More info

Origin - Mazin, Croatia
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$38.44

Boë Superior Gin (41.5%)

70cl, 41.5%
Boë

Boë Superior Gin is named after and inspired by Franz de la Boë, who first created gin back in 1658 (originally intended as a medicine, not as a delicious libation as we enjoy it these days). Not…  More info

Boë Superior Gin (41.5%)
$25.82

Gunroom Navy Gin

50cl, 57%
Gunroom

A Navy Strength Gin from the Gunroom Spirit selection (an apt choice of strength, as the range is heavily inspired by the tipples drank by the Royal British Navy). This is made using juniper,…  More info

Gunroom Navy Gin
$44.96

Gin Luum

50cl, 40%
Gin Luum

Gin Luum is a London Dry Gin from Germany made with traditional botanicals such as juniper, coriander and angelica and rested for 6 months before Noorderwasser is used to bring it down to 40% for…  More info

Gin Luum
$39.51

The Botanical's Gift Pack

70cl, 42.5%
The Botanicals

A gift pack from The Botanical's, containing a 70cl bottle of their London dry gin (distilled at Langley's using a combination of 14 different botanicals) and two small jars of botanicals - one…  More info

The Botanical's Gift Pack
$44.24

Origin - Caprese Michelangelo, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

It's one of those Origin single botanical gins - this one has been made using juniper grown in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy. The Origin range was created to show the gin enthusiasts of the world how…  More info

Origin - Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
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$38.44

VIDDA Tørr Gin

70cl, 43%
Oslo Håndverksdestilleri

Gin from the Oslo Håndverksdestilleri chaps, following on from their excellent Marka Nordic Bitter. The gin is styled on traditional British dry gin but is made with foraged local botanicals from the…  More info

VIDDA Tørr Gin
$44.82

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)

70cl, 37.5%
Bombay Sapphire

A back bar classic, Bombay Original London Dry Gin was first produced in 1959, preceding Bombay Sapphire by around 25 years. It is made with a different recipe to Bombay Sapphire, using 8 botanicals…  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)
$25.66

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