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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.

Tanqueray Export Strength (50ml)

5cl, 43.1%
Tanqueray

This right here is a 50ml miniature of fantastic London dry gin from the ever tremendous Tanqueray. We do enjoy when miniature bottles look like tiny versions of the full size bottles, especially…  More info

Tanqueray Export Strength (50ml)
$5.74

Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Tanqueray Export Strength

3cl, 43.1%
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 Export Strength
$6.94

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
4
$13.93

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
10
$15.65

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
3
$16.32

Beefeater London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Beefeater

Beefeater London Dry Gin is a classic gin that has been around since the 1820s. It's made with juniper, coriander, and citrus peel, and it has a crisp, clean flavour that makes it perfect for…  More info

Beefeater London Dry Gin
20
$16.95

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
29
$17.17

Merchant's Choice London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Merchant's Choice

A thoroughly classic London Dry gin from Merchant's Choice, with the three pillars of delicious gin, juniper, citrus and spice at its core. Grab tonic, ice and lime, and you're absolutely set.  More info

Merchant's Choice London Dry Gin
1
$17.18

J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin

70cl, 38%
J.J. Whitley

A rather traditional tipple from J.J. Whitley, this London Dry Gin has all the usual suspects, with juniper, citrus peel and coriander among its botanicals. A delightfully well-balanced gin, boasting…  More info

J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin
$19.19

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
5
$19.65

Broker's Gin

70cl, 40%
Broker's

A fine and tasty gin which has been lauded by critics, Broker's is made with herbs, spices and fruits imported from three continents and blended to be extra dry - yes, that's right people, this is…  More info

Broker's Gin
23
$20.10

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
6
$20.20

Benjamin Hall London Dry Gin

70cl, 37.5%
Benjamin Hall

Benjamin Hall was a native Welshman, who oversaw the restoration of the Houses of Parliament after a fire in 1834. Some also say that Big Ben is even named after him, as he was a rather tall fellow.…  More info

Benjamin Hall London Dry Gin
32
$20.71
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Greater Than Gin

70cl, 40%
Greater Than

Greater Than London Dry gin is made in Goa, India by the folks over at Nao Spirits, who aptly chose the '>' symbol to whack on the front of the bottle. It takes coriander seeds, fennel, chamomile,…  More info

Greater Than Gin
3
$26.23
$21.17
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East London Liquor Co. Gin

70cl, 40%
East London Liquor Company

The fantastic East London Liquor Co.'s very own London dry gin is gloriously creamy and wonderfully flavoursome, plus it works excellently in all sorts of cocktails and mixed drinks. We're rather…  More info

East London Liquor Co. Gin
2
$21.26
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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%
9
$21.68
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Finger Lime Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Finger Lime Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company is pretty straightforward. You take the awesomeness of finger limes (they come from Australia and their texture is a bit like caviar) and combine said…  More info

Finger Lime Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$22.18
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Bombay Sapphire

70cl, 40%
Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire is distilled in England and is made with a base of neutral spirits that are distilled from wheat and malt. The gin is then flavoured with a blend of ten botanical ingredients,…  More info

Bombay Sapphire
25
$22.23
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Bombay Original London Dry Gin

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
$22.64

Hayman's London Dry Gin

70cl, 41.2%
Hayman Distillers

Hayman's London Dry Gin is produced to a family recipe which is over 150 years old. These days, this gin is produced in London (following the Hayman's base of operations moving from essex in 2018),…  More info

Hayman's London Dry Gin
10
$22.72
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Gin MG

70cl, 40%
Destilerias M.G.

A Spanish London Dry Gin, featuring powerful bursts of lemon and juniper notes throughout - ought to stand up well to being mixed with plenty of tonic and ice...  More info

Gin MG
$23.13

Bombay Sapphire English Estate

70cl, 41%
Bombay Sapphire

It's the very first limited edition release of Bombay Sapphire - English Estate! The aim of this expression is to capture the essence of the hills and hedgerows that surround the Bombay Sapphire…  More info

Bombay Sapphire English Estate
7
$23.23

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

70cl, 40%
Opihr Gin

A London Dry Gin made with botanicals from along the traditional spice route that led back to the UK. Indonesian Cubeb berries, Indian black pepper and Moroccan coriander are all used in this gin,…  More info

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
89
$23.63
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SW4 London Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
SW4

A premium and very tasty gin, SW4 is made in the style of the original London Dry Gins from the early 1800s. These original gins work brilliantly with tonic or even just neat…  More info

SW4 London Dry Gin
1
$23.68
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Broker's Gin (47%)

70cl, 47%
Broker's

The higher strength edition of Broker's Gin weighs in at 47% ABV, and with it comes a creamy mouth feel and a boost in botanical character. It still maintains the powerful dryness, slightly herbal,…  More info

Broker's Gin (47%)
7
$24

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