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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.

Gordon's Gin 35cl

35cl, 37.50%
Gordon's

A half bottle of Gordon's Gin, created in 1769 by Alexander Gordon, who opened a distillery in Clerkenwell, London.  More info

Gordon's Gin 35cl
$14.04

Richmond London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Richmond Distillers

Richmond London Dry Gin is a fairly basic gin that would be suited for use in cocktails rather than enjoying neat.  More info

Richmond London Dry Gin
$14.76

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
$16.39

6 O'clock Sloe Gin 35cl

35cl, 26%
6 o'Clock

A half bottle of Bramley & Gage's Sloe Gin, made with bundles of hand-picked hedgerow sloes along with handfuls of delicious herbs and spices.  More info

6 O'clock Sloe Gin 35cl
$17.18

Pickering's Minitures Triple Pack

15cl, 47%
Summerhall Distillery

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
$17.33

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
$18.07

London Hill Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Ian Macleod

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
1
$18.51

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
G&J Greenall

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
20
$19.11

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)
$19.43

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
$19.46

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Glen Catrine Distillers

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

Glen's London Extra Dry Gin
1
$19.58

Gordon's Gin

70cl, 37.50%
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
$19.61

Gilbey's Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Gilbey's

A classically styled London Dry Gin, Gilbey's is intensely flavoured, and works well in cocktails.  More info

Gilbey's Gin
$20.01

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Christopher's

A classic London Dry Gin, Christopher's is a great value-for-money spirit which works nicely in a Gin and Tonic.  More info

Christopher's London Dry Gin
$20.20

Strawberry Bank Damson Gin Liqueur

50cl, 25%
Strawberry Bank

Strawberry Bank make this superb Damson gin flavoured with pure damson juice, gin and cane sugar. The damsons themselves are grown in orchards in Lyth Valley, Cumbria, and it really is a lovely…  More info

Strawberry Bank Damson Gin Liqueur
$20.60

Greenall's Wild Berry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
G&J Greenall

One of two new additions to the Greenall's Gin range - the first in more than 250 years! Greenall's Wild Berry Gin is made by infusing raspberries and British blackberries in Greenall's Gin,…  More info

Greenall's Wild Berry Gin
$20.76

Monson's Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Monson

A citrus-forward dry gin from France, in a rather traditional-looking bottle. A good choice for use in cocktails and long drinks.  More info

Monson's Dry Gin
$21.62

Beefeater London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Beefeater

Beefeater London Dry Gin was first made in 1820 by James Burroughs. It is still, to this day, made to the same recipe. Great in a martini, this is a spiced, fruity gin.  More info

Beefeater London Dry Gin
7
$21.87

Gordon's Crisp Cucumber Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Gordon's

This superbly crisp, aromatic cucumber-flavoured gin was launched by Gordon's in 2013. It is based on Gordon's classic London Dry Gin and is flavoured naturally with cucumber. The result is something…  More info

Gordon's Crisp Cucumber Gin
5
$22.36

William Peel Gin

70cl, 38%
William Peel

A London Dry Gin produced in England for the export market. Hence it says "imported from England" on the label, right beneath the label on the neck that carries the union flag of the United Kingdom.  More info

William Peel Gin
$22.62

Twisted Nose Damson Gin Liqueur 35cl

35cl, 30%
Winchester Distillery

A 35cl bottle of damson gin from the excellent Twisted Nose aka Winchester Distillery. Damsons are added to their Winchester Dry Gin, with a small amount of caramelised cane sugar added for balance.  More info

Twisted Nose Damson Gin Liqueur 35cl
$22.92

Hendrick's Gin Minisculinity Gift Pack

35cl, 41.40%
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
$22.96

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)

35cl, 42%
Southwestern Distillery

A half-bottle of Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin, made with botanicals from all over the world! The distiller uses Orris root from Morocco, green cardamom seeds from Guatemala, cinnamon from…  More info

Tarquin's Handcrafted Cornish Gin (35cl)
$23.11

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.50%
Hawthorn's

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin takes inspiration from the creator's seafaring grandfather, a commander in the British Navy during the war. According the label, his maritime boast was that he was sunk…  More info

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin
1
$23.21

The Cage Gin

70cl, 40%
Atmosphera

The Cage is a Spanish gin with a rather handsome well designed bottle. We are certain that someone out there will come up with a cocktail using this and call it "The Cage Match".  More info

The Cage Gin
$23.37

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