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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.

Hayman's Family Reserve

70cl, 41.30%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's Family Reserve harks back to the heady days of Gin Palaces, where the juniper-based libation would be sold from oak casks. This expressions from the tasty Hayman's Gin range has been rested…  More info

Hayman's Family Reserve
$32.68

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
$54.40

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
$67.15

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
$31.97

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
$36.32

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
$36.72

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
$39.63

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%
$27.83

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
$36.08

Port of Dragons Dry

70cl, 40%
Destileria Premium

A dry gin made with botanicals that are all of certified origin such as juniper from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, for example. Plus it has "Dragons" in the name.  More info

Port of Dragons Dry
$39.11

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Bols

A classic gin from Dutch distillers, Bols. Silver Top London Dry Gin has been enjoyed in Europe for decades - we've previously had some bottles from years gone by in our Antique Spirits collection...  More info

Bols Silver Top London Dry Gin
$23.09

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
$38.53

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
$52.06

Finsbury London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Finsbury

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

Finsbury London Dry Gin
$17.51

Hernö Sloe Gin

50cl, 30%
Herno

A sloe gin from the multi-award winning Swedish gin producers Hernö. It's made with Hernö gin and organic sloe berries as well as local honey to add a little sweetness for balance.  More info

Hernö Sloe Gin
$42.93

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
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$55.06

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
$28.61

Sacred Juniper Gin

70cl, 43.80%
Sacred Spirits Company

Like your gin to have a big ol' core of juniper freshness? Sacred Juniper Gin will be right up your street, then. Perfect for gin-based cocktails where juniper is the star of the show...  More info

Sacred Juniper Gin
$36.16

Gilbey’s London Dry Gin - 1970s

75cl, 43%
Gilbey's

This 1970s bottling of the well-known Gilbey's London Dry Gin was produced in Italy and is presented at 43% abv in a 75cl bottle.  More info

Gilbey’s London Dry Gin - 1970s
$132.27

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
$42.95

Gin Del Professore Madame

70cl, 42.90%
Antica

A floral, fruity gin from the Gin Del Professore produced by the Jerry Thomas Project in Rome. Ought to be great gin for sweeter cocktails, we reckon.  More info

Gin Del Professore Madame
$43.32

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
$46.39

Belgravia London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Hall and Bramley

Belgravia is a simple London Dry Gin produced by Hall & Bramley, packed with juniper notes. This'll go well in mixed drinks - perhaps you could try it in that famous one... You know, the one with the…  More info

Belgravia London Dry Gin
$16.26

Both's Old Tom Gin

70cl, 47%
Both's

Bottled at 47% abv with a handsome 'felt-like' old-style label, this is an Old Tom, a type of traditional sweetened gin.  More info

Both's Old Tom Gin
$39.63

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2013

50cl, 29%
Sipsmith

Another year, another fab Sloe Gin from the Sipsmith distillers in London. Featuring their stupendous gin and wild sloe berries, the 2013 edition of Sipsmith's Sloe Gin is as brilliant as ever -…  More info

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2013
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$25.91

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