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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.

Bathtub Gin

70cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

An extraordinary award-winning gin from Ableforth's. Made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with…  More info

Bathtub Gin
52
$35.95

Moonshot Gin - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46.6%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

It's the second batch of That Boutique-y Gin Company's immensely fun and awesome Moonshot Gin made with space botanicals! As you'll see in the video below, TBGC launched juniper, coriander, cubeb…  More info

Moonshot Gin - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
7
$34.89

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 40.1%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Consider the pineapple. Delicious, though unwieldy. The pineapple has been used in many recipes throughout the ages, like tasty puddings, contentious pizzas, and of course, drinks. Back in the 1920s,…  More info

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
8
$31.72

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin

50cl, 33.8%
Ableforth's

Almost half a pound of the finest Sloes are used to produce every bottle of this cold-compounded Sloe Gin, along with a merry band of botanicals, including Juniper Berries, Cinnamon, Coriander,…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin
10
$29.59

Bathtub Gin - Navy-Strength

70cl, 57%
Ableforth's

This is the Navy-Strength edition of the famous Bathtub Gin from Ableforth's. As well as boasting a higher ABV than the original Bathtub Gin, this edition also has a bigger botanical punch thanks to…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Navy-Strength
6
$46.54

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom

50cl, 42.4%
Ableforth's

Ableforth's has been at it again, this time recreating a traditional style of gin that was very popular in 18th and 19th century England. Old Tom is a slightly sweetened gin, created following a…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Old Tom
6
$29.59

World Gin Day Gin - 7 Continents Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 47.7%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

In celebration of World Gin Day (which is taking place on Saturday 10th June this year), That Boutique-y Gin Company and World Gin Day's head honcho Gin Monkey have teamed up on a limited edition,…  More info

World Gin Day Gin - 7 Continents Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$33.82

Zymurgorium Extra Io's Footsteps Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)

50cl, 18.7%
The Zymurgorium

A sweet violet gin liqueur from the inventive Manchester distillers and liqueur makers of The Zymurgorium named after an Ancient Greek mythological figure. Perfect in an Aviation, of course, or…  More info

Zymurgorium Extra Io's Footsteps Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur (Quintessential Range)
4
$28.06

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged

50cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

Cask-Aged Gin from the marvellous Ableforth's! Made by taking tiny "octave" casks (roughly a fifth of the capacity of standard hogsheads), and filling them with the multi-award-winning Bathtub Gin,…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged
10
$29.59

Monkey 47 Dry Gin

50cl, 47%
Monkey 47

An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the…  More info

Monkey 47 Dry Gin
77
$38.07

Cherry Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 42.6%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

The world's first commercially available cherry gin? We think it might be. Made in the finest sloe gin tradition, both sweet and sour Marasca cherries are used by That Boutique-y Gin Company to…  More info

Cherry Gin - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$31.72

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

70cl, 40%
Conker Spirit

Conker Spirit was founded by Rupert Holloway in the wonderful county of Dorset, home to many local beers but very little in the way of spirits. In walks Dorset Dry Gin from Dorset's first gin…  More info

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
43
$38.07

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin

70cl, 42%
Wicked Wolf

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin is made in North Devon using a selection of 11 botanicals - these include juniper, angelica, cardamom, coriander, cubeb, grains of paradise, hibiscus, Kaffir lime leaves,…  More info

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin
31
$35.95

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

70cl, 43%
Whitley Neill

While the original Whitley Neill Gin is inspired by the exotic flavours of Africa, their Rhubarb & Ginger Gin variation takes inspiration from closer to the Whitley family's homestead.  More info

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
6
$26.42

Hernö Old Tom Gin

50cl, 43%
Hernö

From the Swedish Hernö distillers comes a sweet, lip-smacking Old Tom Gin. They use the same botanical selection as their Hernö Dry Gin for this, although they've dialled up the amount of meadowsweet…  More info

Hernö Old Tom Gin
3
$42.30

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged, Navy-Strength

50cl, 57%
Ableforth's

A 'does-what-it-says-on-the-tin' release from Ableforth's. Epic concentration, huge nose, massive punch. The best gin EVER for a Last Word? We think so. It's made with the excellent Bathtub Gin…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Cask-Aged, Navy-Strength
3
$40.19

Sharish Blue Magic Gin

50cl, 40%
Sharish Gin

A bright blue Portuguese gin from the Sharish range - the magnificent colour comes from extracts of a flower known as blue pea, and when you mix the gin with tonic, it turns pink! Botanicals also…  More info

Sharish Blue Magic Gin
4
$39.37

Warner Edwards Victoria's Rhubarb Gin

70cl, 40%
Warner Edwards

The Warner Edwards distillers in Northamptonshire have brought us another flavour of excellent gin - they've been rather prolific since they started in 2012, haven't they? This time, they've gone all…  More info

Warner Edwards Victoria's Rhubarb Gin
7
$34.89

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin

70cl, 40%
Slingsby

A limited edition rhubarb flavoured gin from Yorkshire made with locally sourced botanicals and Harrogate aquifer water. Great with tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit.  More info

Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
3
$42.30

Hernö - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46.2%
Hernö

An independent bottling of fantastic Hernö from That Boutique-y Gin Company! The Swedish distillers have won just about every award under the sun, with this small batch gin building on a couple of…  More info

Hernö - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$40.19

Brockmans Intensely Smooth Gin

70cl, 40%
Brockmans

Delicious gin from Brockmans. This is made with Bulgarian coriander, blueberries and blackberries as well as bittersweet Valencia orange peels. The result is well balanced and full of flavour.  More info

Brockmans Intensely Smooth Gin
33
$31.59

Bathtub Gin - Magnum (1.5L)

150cl, 43.3%
Ableforth's

A Magnum bottle of the multi-award-winning Bathtub Gin. I know what you're thinking, but this has nothing to do with sweet moustaches, Detroit Tigers baseball caps and Hawaiian shirts - it's actually…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Magnum (1.5L)
2
$74.07

Garden Tiger Gin

50cl, 47%
Capreolus

Crafted at the Capreolus distillery in the Cotswolds, Garden Tiger Gin is made with 34 botanicals including organic blood orange, lime tree leaves, elderberries and pine as well as a selection of…  More info

Garden Tiger Gin
4
$38.08

Ki No Bi Gin

70cl, 45.7%
Kyoto Distillery

Ki No Bi Gin is the first release from the Kyoto Distillery! Unveiled in 2016, Ki No Bi Gin has been made using a rice spirit base, as well as a selection of botanicals including locally-sourced…  More info

Ki No Bi Gin
$48.18

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

Created at the Bruichladdich distillery, this superb Islay gin was distilled in the 'ugly betty' still described as "an oversized upside-down dustbin made of copper" by Tom Morton. Perhaps the best…  More info

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
43
$34.77

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