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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's Gin 35cl

35cl, 37.5%
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
$11.82

Richmond London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
$12.49

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
$14.54

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
$14.67

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

The Lakes Sloe Gin

20cl, 25%
The Lakes Distillery

A Sloe Gin from The Lakes Distillery, made with their very own Lakes Gin in Cumbria. Ought to be rather tasty served over ice.  More info

The Lakes Sloe Gin
$15.54

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
1
$15.66

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
15
$16.15

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
$16.47

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
2
$16.93

Christopher's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
$17.09

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
1
$17.16

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
$17.43

Greenall's Wild Berry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
3
$17.57

Greenall's Sloe Gin

70cl, 26%
G&J Greenall

The Greenall's range expands for the first time in over 250 years with this rich, warming Sloe Gin (along with a Wild Berry flavoured gin). To make it, they use their classic Greenall's Gin recipe,…  More info

Greenall's Sloe Gin
$18.09

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
9
$18.80

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

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)
$19.56

London 40 Gin

70cl, 40%
Old St Andrews

London 40 is made to the same recipe as Pink 47 but with a reduced alcohol content.  More info

London 40 Gin
$19.59

J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin

70cl, 38.6%
Halewood International

A massively herbaceous gin from the J.J. Whitley range - nettle isn't often a flavour seen in gins, so we're rather intrigued by this one...  More info

J.J. Whitley Nettle Gin
1
$19.64

Hawthorn's London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
7
$19.64

Gordon's Crisp Cucumber Gin

70cl, 37.5%
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
3
$19.98

Dancing Cows Lymington Gin

50cl, 43%
Dancing Cows

A gin from Lymington, made with with juniper, coriander, angelica (root and seeds), orris root, bitter orange peel, cardamom, fresh lemon zest and almond. The finished gin is then infused with East…  More info

Dancing Cows Lymington Gin
$20.19

Tiptree Little Scarlett Strawberry Gin Liqueur

35cl, 28%
Wilkin & Sons Ltd.

Recognise the label? Does it make you think of breakfast? That'll be because this come from Wilkin & Sons, makers of many fine conserves. They've used the Little Scarlet Strawberries found in their…  More info

Tiptree Little Scarlett Strawberry Gin Liqueur
2
$20.19

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%

70cl, 43.1%
Tanqueray

The lower strength version of Tanqueray Export Strength. It boasts a phenomenally fruity, spicy palate with big zesty, citrusy top notes which make this gin the perfect all-rounder.  More info

Tanqueray Export Strength 43.1%
3
$20.73

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