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London Dry Gin

It’s hard to think of a city people associate with gin more than London. Many know of the ‘Gin Craze’ that occured in the first half of the 18th century, others regard England’s capital to be both the birthplace and mecca of juniper-based joy and anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of gin will have surely heard of the classification: London dry gin.

However, there are plenty who are unaware of what the definition of London dry gin actually is, and how much strict legislation is in place to protect its authentic classification. To understand both these aspects, we have to start at the beginning.

For much of its early history gin was generally made so crudely that botanicals with sweetening properties, or sometimes even the addition of sugar or honey post distillation, were necessary to make it palatable. However, when the Coffey still was introduced in 1832, distillers were able to obtain a consistent neutral spirit that could be made into an unsweetened gin of quality.

This new style quickly gained popularity and was dubbed ‘dry gin’. Before long the term ‘London dry gin’ began to be used, as most producers were based in London.

It’s modern definition is much more rigid, and is a quality designation. London dry gin doesn’t have to be made in London, in fact it doesn’t even have to be made in England. A series of EU regulations put in place in February 2008 instead dictate that a London dry gin must be made with base spirit that was agriquality sourced and distilled to a completely neutral spirit of 96% ABV, before it is distilled again to at least 70% ABV.

Furthermore, the minimum strength it can be watered down to is 37.5% ABV and no artificial ingredients can be added. London dry gin regulation also states that only a tiny amount of sweetener is permitted and no flavour or colour is to be added after distillation. The legislation dictates that the predominant flavour must be juniper berries and any additional flavors must be sourced through the distillation of ‘natural plant materials’. Post distillation, only water and a trivial quantity of sugar are allowed.

The term London Dry is ultimately a slightly complex but useful distinction. In the variable, experimental world of gin, having a regulated category does not prohibit innovation, but instead acts as a context that consumers can rely upon to guarantee that they are receiving a spirit with the profile and character they enjoy.

Red Door Gin

70cl, 45%
Red Door Gin

Made in the fabulous Benromach distillery, Red Door Gin is a small-batch, handcrafted London Dry style gin. The botanical selection was inspired by Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastal fringes,…  More info

Red Door Gin
3
$29.03

Murphy's Original Gin

50cl, 42%
Murphy's Gin

Here we have the Original expression of Murphy’s Gin over in Liverpool. This London dry gin is produced at the family run distillery, and the spirit is distilled in batches of only 50 bottles. This…  More info

Murphy's Original Gin
5
$36.56

Bog Gin - Kyrö Distillery Company (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
Kyrö Distillery Company

Inspired by the bogs of Isokyrö, Finland's Kyrö Distillery Company have created Bog Gin, bottled by That Boutique-y Gin Company! It features Finnish juniper, bog blueberry, lingonberry and reindeer…  More info

Bog Gin - Kyrö Distillery Company (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
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$41.95
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Hooting Owl North Yorkshire Gin

70cl, 42%
Hooting Owl

The love for Yorkshire that the Hooting Owl Distillery has is clear from how it has made not one, not two, not three, but four gins inspired by the county! The North Yorkshire Gin is inspired by the…  More info

Hooting Owl North Yorkshire Gin
$40.88

Hooting Owl South Yorkshire Gin

70cl, 42%
Hooting Owl

Oh, you think you love Yorkshire, do you? Well, do you love Yorkshire enough to make four different Yorkshire-themed gins like the Hooting Owl Distillery?! Because that's love right there! Like the…  More info

Hooting Owl South Yorkshire Gin
$40.88

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Royal Strength Gin

70cl, 47%
Gin Lane 1751

A higher-strength variant of the Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin, made with 8 botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, lemon, orange, cassia bark and star anise. With an ABV of 47%,…  More info

Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Royal Strength Gin
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$26.53
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Stockport Gin

70cl, 40%
Stockport Gin

Stockport Gin hails from, yep, you guessed it, Stockport! The distillery combines eight botanicals - including its signature botanical, locally sourced pine from Etherow Country Park - in a copper…  More info

Stockport Gin
2
$40.88

Juniper Green Organic London Dry Gin 40%

70cl, 40%
The Organic Spirits Company

Want all the flavour of the delicious Juniper Green Organic London Dry Gin, but with a little more punch? The you're in luck, as the ABV of this beauty is a cool 40%, an increase on the previous…  More info

Juniper Green Organic London Dry Gin 40%
$21.49

South Bank London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Southbank

A London Dry Gin named for the Southbank. This is great value for money, and is intended as a mixing product.  More info

South Bank London Dry Gin
3
$14.41

Sacred Organic Dry Gin

70cl, 43.8%
Sacred Spirits Company

A certified organic edition of Sacred's excellent gin made with 12 botanicals at the microdistillery, bottled at 43.8% abv!  More info

Sacred Organic Dry Gin
$35.54
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D1 London Gin

70cl, 40%
D. J. Limbrey

D1 London Gin wonderfully marries classic aspects of the juniper-based spirit with contemporary characteristics. D. J. Limbrey Distilling Co. use a narrow cut of triple-distilled grain spirit and a…  More info

D1 London Gin
$34.42

Tinkture Rose Gin

50cl, 44%
Tinkture

A London Dry style organic gin from Tinkture, Rose Gin is made with a secret blend of fresh, hand picked English roses. For extra fun, the golden amber liquid morphs into a rosy pink when mixed with…  More info

Tinkture Rose Gin
3
$48.41

Brilliant London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Brilliant

Brilliant Gin comes to us via the wonderfully named 'The Really Brilliant Company'. Created by two long-time gin connoisseurs, it's a tasty London Dry Gin made with a selection of botanicals…  More info

Brilliant London Dry Gin
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$41.95
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Hooting Owl West Yorkshire Gin

70cl, 42%
Hooting Owl

This is one of a quartet of gins inspired by the county of Yorkshire produced at the Hooting Owl Distillery. Taking inspiration from the west of Yorkshire, Bradford in particular, this expression…  More info

Hooting Owl West Yorkshire Gin
$40.88

Chesterfield The Original Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Derbyshire Distillery

A delightful London Dry gin, juniper led with a delicious smooth finish. Its botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, cassia bark, ginger, cardamon and hibiscus. Derbyshire…  More info

Chesterfield The Original Dry Gin
3
$40.39

Brute Ultra-Dry Gin

70cl, 48%
Brute

Do you like juniper? Like, loads of juniper? How about what could easily be considered “too much juniper”? Because Brute Ultra-Dry Gin might just be too junipery for even the biggest devotee of the…  More info

Brute Ultra-Dry Gin
2
$32.26
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Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin

70cl, 42%
Masons

A London Dry Gin from God's Own County! Masons use Harrogate spring water for their gins along with juniper, a proportion of which is from their own bushes, and a combination of secret botanicals…  More info

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin
32
$32.80

Mombasa Club London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.5%
Mombasa

Mombasa Club London Dry Gin tales its name from a private social club founded in 1885, whom imported gin from England to the island of Zanzibar for their members to enjoy. Mombasa Club London Dry Gin…  More info

Mombasa Club London Dry Gin
5
$37.58

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
$5.38

Barber's London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Barber's

Barber Gin harks back to a different age when barbers used gin as a shaving lotion. It's a simple but sublime expression that was three times distilled in copper-pot stills using traditional…  More info

Barber's London Dry Gin
$26.53

Cucamelon Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

The cucamelon is a fruit which looks like a fun-sized watermelon but tastes like a lime-dipped cucumber. It may sound like something Willy Wonka would create after being told by his doctor that a…  More info

Cucamelon Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
2
$23.64
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Beefeater Pink Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Beefeater

Beefeater master distiller Desmond Payne MBE experimented with several different techniques before he settled on the recipe for this new pretty-in-pink variant, which is made using the original…  More info

Beefeater Pink Gin
2
$20.99

Double-Barrelled Gin - Cotswolds (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
Cotswolds

A cask-aged London dry gin from the Cotwolds distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Gin Company. This has been aged in both first-fill ex-bourbon casks and ex-red wine casks, resulting in a bold…  More info

Double-Barrelled Gin - Cotswolds (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
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$46.25
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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
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$25.80

Whittaker's Gin

70cl, 42%
Whittaker's Gin

Whittaker's Gin is produced by Harrogate Distillery Ltd., a family business run from their North Yorkshire home at Harewell House Farm. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica root,…  More info

Whittaker's Gin
5
$37.65
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