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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.

1836 Belgian Organic Gin

70cl, 43%
Radermacher

An organic-certified gin from Belgium! 1836 Gin features a selection of 11 botanicals, which includes juniper, bergamot, lemon, orange peel, lavender and more. 1836 Gin is produced at the Radermacher…  More info

1836 Belgian Organic Gin
$37.97

Rives Pink Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Rives

A pink gin from Spanish producers, Rives. Usually "pink gin" refers to a delicious concoction of gin mixed with a dash of bitters (often Angostura), but this is actually made using their gin and…  More info

Rives Pink Gin
$25.74

Forest Dry Gin - All Seasons

50cl, 38%
Forest Spirits

What do you do after you've made a gin for each of the four seasons? Made a gin for all seasons! That's exactly what the folks from Belgium's Forest Spirits have done here, using 24 botanicals and…  More info

Forest Dry Gin - All Seasons
$35.07

Level Gin

70cl, 44%
Teichenné

A triple distilled gin from Teichenné that uses a base of distilled wine and botanicals such as juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cardamom, grapefruit and orange blossom.  More info

Level Gin
$36.44

Two Birds Speciality Cocktail Gin

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Following on from their excellent London Dry Gin comes this Speciality Cocktail version, made with the same botanicals but with a bigger juniper kick. Needless to say, it's rather good in cocktails.  More info

Two Birds Speciality Cocktail Gin
$30.65

Siderit London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Destilería Siderit

A Spanish London Dry Gin made in very small batches (25 litres at a time) and distilled in a fractional distillation column made entirely of borosilicate glass! The 12 botanicals include sideritis…  More info

Siderit London Dry Gin
1
$41.42

Fords London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Thames Distillers

Fords London Dry Gin comes to us from the Thames Distillers in London with help from Simon Ford of The 86 Co., the chaps behind Aylebury Duck Vodka. For the botanical selection, the distillers cast…  More info

Fords London Dry Gin
$30.84

Hendrick's Gin Minisculinity Gift Pack

35cl, 41.4%
Hendrick's

A charming gift pack of Hendricks Gin, which features cucumber as one of its primary ingredients, alongside cubeb, elderberries, yarrow, Bulgarian rose and more. This pack comes with a 35cl bottle of…  More info

Hendrick's Gin Minisculinity Gift Pack
$19.43

Loopuyt Dry Gin

70cl, 45.1%
Loopuyt

Loopuyt Dry Gin is produced in the Netherlands using a combination of 12 botanicals, with their quantities carefully considered to ensure a well-balanced flavour profile. The botanicals include…  More info

Loopuyt Dry Gin
$35.11

Origin - Hadžici, Bosnia & Herzegovina

70cl, 46%
Origin

It's another Origin London Dry Gin, a range which explore how the terroir of the juniper at the core of your gin can impact the flavour profile. Yes, just like grapes with wine, a myriad of variables…  More info

Origin - Hadžici, Bosnia & Herzegovina
$37.27

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin

70cl, 47%
Finsbury

Finsbury London Gin is a dry gin made to an 18th Century method and a recipe which remains a very well-kept secret. Anyway, it is a rich, aromatic spirit with perfumed flavours that leave it…  More info

Finsbury 47 Platinum Gin
$25.99

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
$25.40

The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur

20cl, 25%
The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery combine their Lakes Gin (made with 15 botanicals, including a selection of botanicals native to the Lake District National Park) with scrummy damsons to producer their very own…  More info

The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur
$15.54

One Key Gin

70cl, 40%
One Key

One Key Gin is produced in Slovenia and features a selection of botanicals including coriander, ginger and juniper. It comes presented in a pretty intriguing bottle, which is... Well, it's a big…  More info

One Key Gin
1
$41.81

Origin - Dragash, Kosovo

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin from the Origin range here. In fact, every gin in said range is single botanical, as they are all made only using juniper. However, the juniper from each batch is sourced from…  More info

Origin - Dragash, Kosovo
1
$37.27

Tinto Red Premium Gin Gift Pack

70cl, 40%
Decanter Primeiras Marcas

A gift pack containing a 70cl bottle of Tinto Red Gin and a glass. Tinto comes from Valença, Portugal where it's triple distilled using rye and barley spirit, juniper and orange and lemon peels…  More info

Tinto Red Premium Gin Gift Pack
2
$41.01

Ampersand London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Osborne

Ampersand is distilled in England using juniper, coriander, angelica, pepper and the finest Spanish orange and lemon peels (peels by hand and sun-dried). This London Dry Gin is from Osbourne, not to…  More info

Ampersand London Dry Gin
$35.56

Origin - Elbasan, Albania

70cl, 46%
Origin

Single botanical gin here from the Origin range, with juniper all the way from Elbasan, Albania, being its sole botanical. The Origin range offers up the chance to explore the fascinating changes…  More info

Origin - Elbasan, Albania
1
$37.27

Langley's Old Tom Gin

70cl, 40%
Langley's

An Old Tom Gin from the Langley's range. Taking inspiration from a traditional style of slightly sweetened gin that was extensively enjoyed in 18th and 19th century England, the distillers behind…  More info

Langley's Old Tom Gin
$26.15

Nº Zero London Dry Gin

70cl, 40.8%
Number Zero

Nº Zero is a London Dry Gin packed with floral sweetness from the first wafts on the nose to the final enjoyably bitter notes. Their botanical selection includes juniper, cinnamon, iris, angelica,…  More info

Nº Zero London Dry Gin
$22.75

Meyer's Gin M2

50cl, 43%
Meyer's

Meyer's second gin is made with Flemish white asparagus, the so called 'white gold from Belgium'. The other botanicals used include juniper, lavender, cardamom, coriander, orris root, rosemary and…  More info

Meyer's Gin M2
$42.08

The West Winds Gin Barrel Expedition - Maidenii Voyage

50cl, 45%
The West Winds Gin

Barrel-aged Australian gin from the West Winds range, made with their pals from Maidenii! This gin has been aged in casks which previously contained Maidenii Sweet Vermouth - it's a particularly…  More info

The West Winds Gin Barrel Expedition - Maidenii Voyage
$44.19

Gordon's Gin 1.5l

150cl, 37.5%
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
$34.54

Merywen Gin

70cl, 40%
North Star

Merywen Gin comes to us via the North Star Distillery, which opened in early 2016 in North Wales. Made with their tiny 30 litre still, Merywen Gin's botanicals include juniper (Merywen is actually…  More info

Merywen Gin
4
$42.01

Origin - Doljani, Croatia

70cl, 46%
Origin

Explore the terroir of juniper with the Origin range! Each batch is made with juniper sourced from a different location, and only with juniper, to allow gin fans to see difference in flavour profile…  More info

Origin - Doljani, Croatia
1
$37.27

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