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Gin

Synonymous with British culture, gin is in the midst of a boom and is today enjoyed worldwide, most commonly in a Gin & Tonic or a Martini. In essence, it is a spirit with a predominant flavour of juniper berries, which account for its tangy crispness and refreshing attributes - and we've got the best gin selection around.

There are various styles of gin with London Dry Gin being the most popular - Tanqueray and Beefeater are both notable London Dry Gins. While 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.

Bathtub Gin 3cl Sample

3cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

An extraordinary award-winning gin from Ableforth's. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with…  More info

Bathtub Gin 3cl Sample
$3.90

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Bathtub Gin

3cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

This single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker contains a wax-sealed 30ml dram of botanical brilliance - Bathtub Gin! It’s the most juniper-iffic way to make the most of post-Christmas dinner…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Bathtub Gin
$4.77

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Bathtub Gin

3cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

If you think those little lumps of chocolate covered in tinfoil are generally quite naff in terms of Christmas tree decorations (they are), then you'll be happy to know that Drinks by the Dram have…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Bathtub Gin
$5.09

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Perry's Tot - Navy Strength Gin

3cl, 57%
New York Distilling Company

Who doesn’t love the idea of not finding pointless prizes within their Christmas crackers? Drinks by the Dram's Christmas Crackers are a must for those of sound seasonal mind - as they contain…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Perry's Tot - Navy Strength Gin
$5.57

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - CitroLondon Dry Gin - Fifty Eight Gin Distillery (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

3cl, 44%
58 Distillery

Picture the scene: you have won a Christmas cracker duel. You excited look within your cracker, only to discover the prize is a thimble. Disappointment occurs. However, if that Christmas cracker this…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - CitroLondon Dry Gin - Fifty Eight Gin Distillery (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$5.79

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin

3cl, 33.8%
Ableforth's

A single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker containing a wax-sealed 30ml dram of Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin! Exactly the sort of tipple that'll bring gin-lovers a healthy dose of festive cheer and…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin
$6.43

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Pinkster Gin

3cl, 37.5%
Pinkster

A single bauble from those Drinks by the Dram folks, containing a 30ml sample dram of Pinkster Gin! No longer will your Christmas tree have to suffer another Christmas without delicious,…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Pinkster Gin
$6.75

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

3cl, 40%
Conker Spirit

A singular Christmas cracker featuring a welcome dose of juniper-based joy? Don’t mind if we do! This Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker contains a wax-sealed 30ml dram of Conker Spirit Dorset Dry…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
$6.75

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Tarquin's The Seadog Navy Strength

3cl, 57%
Tarquin's

A single bauble from Drinks by the Dram, containing a 30ml wax-sealed dram of Tarquin's The Seadog Navy Strength gin! This'll rightfully take the place of one of those naff glittery snowflakes that…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Tarquin's The Seadog Navy Strength
$6.92

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Tanqueray Rangpur

3cl, 41.3%
Tanqueray

A single Christmas Cracker from Drinks by the Dram containing a wax-sealed 30ml dram of Tanqueray Rangpur. Should you win a cracker duel with this cracker, you'll be treated to some fab flavoured…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Tanqueray Rangpur
$6.97

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Tanqueray No. Ten

3cl, 47.3%
Tanqueray

Give your Christmas tree a hearty helping of wonderful juniper tastiness with Drinks by the Dram's Gin Baubles. This is a single plastic bauble containing a wax-sealed 30ml sample dram of Tanqueray…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Tanqueray No. Ten
$7.07

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

3cl, 46%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

This is a gin-filled bauble from Drinks by the Dram, containing a 30ml, wax-sealed sample dram of the most festive gin around - That Boutique-y Gin Company's Yuletide Gin! This excellent tipple is…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$7.40

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

3cl, 46%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

A single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker that's bursting at the seams with festive fun. Within its this cracking cracker (that’s the kind of humour you can expect from the crap jokes) you'll…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$8.26

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Hernö Sloe Gin

3cl, 30%
Hernö

Want to decorate your Christmas tree with deliciousness rather than naff knick-knack (most of which will somehow cover your entire home with glitter)? Drinks by the Dram's Gin Baubles are exactly…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Hernö Sloe Gin
$9.60

Dingle Gin Christmas Bauble

5cl, 42.5%
The Dingle Distillery

Ireland's Dingle Distillery is getting in on the festive fun with its own gin-filled bauble! This 5cl glass bauble is filled with Dingle's very own excellent Irish gin made with rowan berries, bog…  More info

Dingle Gin Christmas Bauble
$13.88

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack

15cl, 47%
Pickering's

Get a taste of what's going on at the Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh with this triple pack of Pickering's Gin 5cl miniatures! This triple pack includes... - 1x Pickering's Gin (5cl, 42%…  More info

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack
2
$15.01

Gordon's Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Gordon's

An absolute classic dry gin, Gordon's is one of the best selling spirits in the world, and was first created in 1769, and the recipe hasn't changed since! This is a triple-distilled gin flavoured…  More info

Gordon's Gin
3
$15.54
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Gabriel Boudier Sloe Gin - Bartender Range

50cl, 25%
Gabriel Boudier

One of Gabriel Boudier's ranges (they seem to have so many!) is aimed at bartenders of all kinds, so this is a no nonsense sloe gin liqueur for you to make a variety of fun drinks.  More info

Gabriel Boudier Sloe Gin - Bartender Range
$15.68

London Hill Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
London Hill

A premium gin which was awarded Golds at the International Wine and Spirit Competitions in 2000, 2001 and 2003. The judges described it as "the epitome of London Dry Gin".  More info

London Hill Dry Gin
3
$16.08
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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
$16.08
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Glen's London Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Glen Catrine Distillers

A Scottish dry gin made by Glen Catrine Distillers.  More info

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin
2
$16.08
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Greenall's Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Greenall's Gin

Greenall's Gin is a smooth, crisp, easy-going sort of a gin which works well as a mixer in a Gin and Tonic…  More info

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin
24
$16.81

Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur (Lyme Bay Winery)

35cl, 26%
Lyme Bay Winery

Made using hand picked sloes which are steeped in London gin and sugar, Lyme Bay Winery's Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur is a decadent way to enjoy the brilliant fruitiness of the noble sloe berry.  More info

Sloe Gin Reserve Liqueur (Lyme Bay Winery)
1
$17.01

Larios Ginebra Mediterránea

70cl, 37.5%
Larios

Larios Dry Gin, now renamed Larios Ginebra Mediterránea, with its handsome new packaging aimed at a new generation in the Mediterranean where gin is thriving. The best selling gin in Spain, the…  More info

Larios Ginebra Mediterránea
5
$17.13

J.J. Whitley Violet Gin

70cl, 38.6%
J.J. Whitley

Violet has become a particularly popular flavour within the world of gin, and J.J. Whitley have wasted no time joining in on the fun by launching their very own Violet Gin! The eponymous floral…  More info

J.J. Whitley Violet Gin
17
$17.15
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