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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.

J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin

70cl, 38.6%
J.J. Whitley

A classically-juniper forward London dry gin from the J.J. Whitley range, produced by Halewood International. Quite smooth, and with plenty of citrus peels to back up the peppery juniper - this'll be…  More info

J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin
$22.60

Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin

70cl, 40.6%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

Berry Bros. & Rudd have enlisted the help of Charles Maxwell to recreate a gin produced by the wine and spirits merchants many moons ago. One bottle of the gin remains, which they have dated back to…  More info

Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin
$27.58

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%

70cl, 48%
Foxdenton Estate

A super creamy gin from Foxdenton Estate, this is made with organic botanicals. Various batches were tried until perfection was reached, each time the batches would be based on Coriander and,…  More info

Foxdenton London Dry Gin 48%
3
$33.11

Siderit Gingerlime London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Siderit

Distilled in a glass column using the 12 botanicals from Siderit London Dry Gin (sideritis hyssopifolia, juniper, coriander, cardamom, rock tea, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, hibiscus, pink…  More info

Siderit Gingerlime London Dry Gin
$44.16

City of London Square Mile Gin

70cl, 47.3%
City of London Distillery

A big, bold one-shot London dry gin from the City of London Distillery, made with a selection of botanicals which include juniper, angelica, coriander, fresh orange & lemon, liquorice and orris root,…  More info

City of London Square Mile Gin
$49.69

Mary Rose Gin

50cl, 42%
Mary Rose

Mary Rose Gin from the HMS Spirits Company is a London Dry Gin that prominently features floral wafts of rosemary and punchy grapefruit among its botanical selection. Stands up well to all manner of…  More info

Mary Rose Gin
12
$43.61

Prütt Kaffee Gin

50cl, 45%
Prütt Kaffee Gin

An intriguing German gin, featuring coffee as a botanical! The distillers use Yirgacheffe coffee beans from Ethiopia, which are roasted and combined with a selection of 12 traditional gin botanicals,…  More info

Prütt Kaffee Gin
1
$44.20

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
$18.05

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut

70cl, 47%
45 West Distillers Ltd

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut is made with a recipe which offers up a fabulous flavour profile, that works excellently in cocktails. Try it in a Negroni or a Martinez, or find your own…  More info

Burleighs London Dry Gin Distiller's Cut
1
$50.11

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
$36.86

Strane London Dry Gin - Merchant Strength

50cl, 47.4%
Strane

A Swedish London dry gin from the Smögen distillery, made with a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds, basil, garden mint, lemon and lime rind (as well as lemon flesh), sage,…  More info

Strane London Dry Gin - Merchant Strength
3
$44.03

3D Juniper Gin - Crossbill (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
Crossbill Highland Distillery

The folks from Crossbill Gin have stepped into another dimension with 3D Juniper Gin, bottled by that Boutique-y Gin Company. Produced up in Scotland, this London dry gin is made using a combination…  More info

3D Juniper Gin - Crossbill (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$44.16

KURO Gin

70cl, 43%
KURO

A Japanese-inspired London dry gin innovatively crafted in the UK using botanicals from the Land of the Rising Sun – think silver birch bark, spruce needles and bamboo-activated charcoal. 'KURO'…  More info

KURO Gin
1
$47.38

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)

70cl, 37.5%
Bombay Sapphire

A back bar classic, Bombay Original London Dry Gin was first produced in 1959, preceding Bombay Sapphire by around 25 years. It is made with a different recipe to Bombay Sapphire, using 8 botanicals…  More info

Bombay Original London Dry Gin (37.5%)
$26.53

Jodhpur London Dry Gin

70cl, 43%
Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a London Dry Gin inspired by India, featuring botanicals like coriander, orange, lemon and grapefruit peel and angelica from Saxony and Belgium, among others.  More info

Jodhpur London Dry Gin
$34.74

Origin - Perugia, Italy

70cl, 46%
Origin

An Origin London Dry Gin which has been made using juniper grown in Perugia, Italy (just south and east from Arrezzo, which is where the juniper for another rather popular Origin came from). The…  More info

Origin - Perugia, Italy
3
$39.74

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin

70cl, 45%
Williams & Humbert

Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin is produced by winemakers William & Humbert, to a higher strength than their standard Premium London Dry Gin. It's made with some rather intriguing botanicals,…  More info

W&H Botanic Ultra Premium London Dry Gin
1
$49.74

Will's Premium Gin

70cl, 40%
Decanter Primeiras Marcas

A very shiny bottle of Portuguese gin here - Will's is a London Dry Gin which bursts with notes of citrus and spicy juniper. We reckon this one will pair deliciously with strawberry and raspberry…  More info

Will's Premium Gin
$50.84

1606 Gin

70cl, 43%
1606 Gin

A special gin conceived in Royal Tunbridge Wells, close to our offices, and made using the spa town's spring water. The creators also grow and pick their own organic lemons and oranges in Spain,…  More info

1606 Gin
$45.51

Origin - Wraza, Bulgaria

70cl, 46%
Origin

A single botanical gin made using juniper which has been sourced from Wraza, Bulgaria! This comes to us from the Origin range, which allows gin fans the chance to try gins made with juniper from…  More info

Origin - Wraza, Bulgaria
$39.74

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)
1
$47.47

Sikkim Privée

70cl, 40%
Sikkim

Sikkim Privée is the classic expression from the range, which features a combination of Dutch juniper and red tea from the Sikkim region, well know for its excellent tea. It also features a selection…  More info

Sikkim Privée
$50.64

Tyler-Street London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Tyler-Street

A particularly citrus-obsessed gin all the way from Cornwall! Tyler-Street London Dry Gin combines a recipe of ten botanicals from the Mediterranean and Europe, built around a trio of citrus fruits -…  More info

Tyler-Street London Dry Gin
$30.89

Cobnut Ghost Gin - Greensand Ridge (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
Greensand Ridge

It's That Boutique-y Gin Company's first bottling of London dry gin from Greensand Ridge! This wonderful micro-distillery in Kent make some cracking spirits, and do so with careful consideration of…  More info

Cobnut Ghost Gin - Greensand Ridge (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
2
$38.63

Estate-Foraged Gin - Shortcross (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
Shortcross Gin

The label of this independently-bottled gin shows Shortcross' David Armstrong and That Boutique-y Gin Company's David T Smith foraging for blackberries and damsons on the Rademan Estate, home of…  More info

Estate-Foraged Gin - Shortcross (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$41.94

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