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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.

Gordon Castle Gin Gift Set - Let the Evening beGIN

70cl, 43%
Gordon Castle

This gift set contains a bottle of Gordon Castle Gin for relaxing and a relaxing herbal candle! The gin is made with botanicals such as mint, lavender and gooseberry from the castle's restored Walled…  More info

Gordon Castle Gin Gift Set - Let the Evening beGIN
$69.98

Origin - Varatec, Romania

70cl, 46%
Origin

Each edition of Origin London Dy Gin is made with juniper from a different location, allowing the discerning gin enthusiast to explore how the juniper's terroir can impact the flavour profile of the…  More info

Origin - Varatec, Romania
$38.00

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

Ever wondered how the flavour profile of a gin is affected by where the juniper is sourced? The Origin range allows you see (well, taste) just that! Each one is made with one botanical - juniper -…  More info

Origin - Garbino, Bulgaria
$38.00

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range, this is a gin made only using one botanical - juniper. Each edition is made using juniper from a different location, allowing gin enthusiasts to explore the fascinating changes…  More info

Origin - Pastuh, Bulgaria
$38.00

Origin - Bizë, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin from the Origin range, made with juniper which was grown in Bizë, Albania. The Origin range allowed gin enthusiasts a rare chance to explore how terroir of juniper can have an…  More info

Origin - Bizë, Albania
$38.00

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

The Origin range explore how the terroir (or place of origin) of juniper can make an impact on a gin's flavour profile. Each of them is a single botanical expression, using juniper from different…  More info

Origin - Pejë, Kosovo
$38.00

Origin - Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina

70cl, 46%
Origin

The juniper at the core of this Origin London Dry Gin was grown in Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Each edition of Origin features juniper grown in a different location, to let the gin enthusiasts of…  More info

Origin - Lopare, Bosnia & Herzegovina
$38.00

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro

70cl, 46%
Origin

From the Origin range comes a London Dry Gin which features only one botanical at its core - juniper from Pljevlja, Montenegro. Each of the Origin London Dry Gins are made using juniper from…  More info

Origin - Pljevlja, Montenegro
$38.00

Origin - Kicevo, Macedonia

70cl, 46%
Origin

This is an Origin London Dry Gin which has been produced using juniper from Kicevo, Macedonia. These single botanical gins are made to allow gin enthusiasts to explore the impact that juniper's…  More info

Origin - Kicevo, Macedonia
$38.00

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish

75cl, 46%
No. 209

A cask-aged gin from the 209th distillery registered in the United States. This particular Barrel Reserve Gin was rested in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from the Rudd Oakville Estate in Napa Valley for 6…  More info

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin - Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish
$65.96

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
$152.18

Strathearn Citrus Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.5%
Strathearn

A higher strength variation of the Strathearn Distillery's Citrus Gin! Made using a combination of Italian lemons, Spanish grapefruit and Kaffir lime leaves as well as a selection of traditional gin…  More info

Strathearn Citrus Gin - Distillery Strength
$38.71

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin - Distillery Strength

50cl, 60.5%
Strathearn

Strathearn's Oaked Highland Distillery Strength is a higher strength edition of their tasty gin, which combines notes of gin and whisky!  More info

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin - Distillery Strength
$38.71

Buss No.509 Master Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

A very 'citrus-forward' Belgian gin here from the Buss No.509 range, released as part of a series of Choice Cut gins in mid-2016. The Master Cut is brimming with orange and grapefruit notes, and has…  More info

Buss No.509 Master Cut
$46.53

Buss No.509 Midi Cut

70cl, 45%
Buss Spirits

From a series of Buss No.509 gins launched in mid-2016 comes the Midi Cut expression, which features a flavour profile just bursting at the seams with herbaceousness and has been bottled at 45% ABV.  More info

Buss No.509 Midi Cut
$46.53

Tottering Sloe Gin

70cl, 27%
Foxdenton Estate

An incredible sloe gin created by Foxdenton especially for Lord Tottering's shooting parties. This is a wonderful sloe gin best served on hot summer afternoons with chilled champagne.  More info

Tottering Sloe Gin
$29.50

Indian Summer Saffron Infused Gin

70cl, 46%
Indian Summer

Indian Summer makes use of one of the world's most costly spices by weight, saffron. The pricey spice is infused into the gin, which has imparted intense, sweet and subtly earthy notes. It was…  More info

Indian Summer Saffron Infused Gin
$27.42

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
$38.00

Forest Dry Gin - Summer

50cl, 45%
Forest Spirits

This is the Summer expression from Forest Dry Gin - each of the four seasons has an expression, and though all are made with the same botanicals, the recipes are different in a way that highlights…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - Summer
$40.11

Spring Gin Méditerranée

50cl, 40.5%
Spring Gin

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

Spring Gin Méditerranée
$47.51

Sacred Licorice Gin

75cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

With a focus on the vibrant, subtly sweet flavours of liquorice, this Sacred Licorice Gin makes for an interesting cocktail ingredient, particularly if you're building the drink around the gin's very…  More info

Sacred Licorice Gin
$34.67

Mascaró Gin 9

70cl, 40%
Mascaro

An elegant, refined Spanish gin from Mascaró, who started producing their drinks back in the 1940s. Gin 9 focuses around the bright, spicy, subtly pine-y notes of juniper, with hints of citrus and…  More info

Mascaró Gin 9
$30.22

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
$34.82

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
$21.80

NV London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
NV Spirits

Launched in mid 2016, the NV & Envy range features this classically-styled London Dry Gin. Citrus forward, with a good whack of peppery juniper in there too.  More info

NV London Dry Gin
$18.31

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