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Gin

Popular Gin Types: Sloe Gin | Old Tom Gin | Cask-Aged Gin | Flavoured Gin

Synonymous with British culture, gin is in the midst of a boom and is today enjoyed worldwide, most commonly in a Gin & Tonic or a Martini. In essence, it is a spirit with a predominant flavour of juniper berries, which account for its tangy crispness and refreshing attributes - and we've got the best gin selection around.

There are various styles of gin with London Dry Gin being the most popular - Tanqueray and Beefeater are both notable London Dry Gins. While 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.

Ginvent Calendar (2017 Edition)

72cl, 43.3%
Drinks by the Dram

Estimated Dispatch 24th November What festive joy! Drinks by the Dram has once again partnered with Gin Foundry to create one of the greatest Christmas treats known to mankind – the Ginvent…  More info

Ginvent Calendar (2017 Edition)
8
$137.52

That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)

72cl, 44.7%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Estimated despatch 24th November Brand new for 2017 – That Boutique-y Gin Company has partnered with Drinks by Dram to craft an extraordinary haul of festive spirits: That Boutique-y Gin Company’s…  More info

That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)
2
$110.01

Gin Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)

72cl, 45.1%
Drinks by the Dram

Around the world in 24 gins? That’s the premise of The Gin Advent Calendar, a festive box filled to the brim with everyone’s favourite juniper-based libation! From intriguing releases from…  More info

Gin Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)
4
$137.52

Pickering's Gin Christmas Baubles

30cl, 42%
Pickering's

A set of six colourful baubles, each filled with 50ml of Pickering's Gin, perfect for deliciously decorating your Christmas tree (just make sure you hang them on securely!). Now, if someone could…  More info

Pickering's Gin Christmas Baubles
9
$32.97

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
56
$37.37

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2017 Edition)

18cl, 43.1%
Drinks by the Dram

Gin fiend? Pray at the altar of juniper? Feel the Yuletide festivities would be vastly improved if the general botanical count were higher? Put these Gin Crackers on your Christmas wish list…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Gin Crackers (2017 Edition)
$43.97

Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Christmas is coming! Instead of panicking about all the shopping still to do, where to source the turkey and the Christmas Day seating plan, kick back, relax and get into the real spirit of Christmas…  More info

Yuletide Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$38.46

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
85
$39.57

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
11
$40.92

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, cassia, coriander, cloves,…  More info

Bathtub Gin - Sloe Gin
10
$30.76

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
$48.37

Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar

72cl, 46%
Origin

One for true gin aficionados – behind each of the Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar windows lies a 3cl dram made with juniper taken from a single location. Explore the effects of terroir on…  More info

Origin Single Botanical Gin Advent Calendar
3
$110.01

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

50cl, 40.1%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Estimated despatch 24th November Consider the pineapple. Delicious, though unwieldy. The pineapple has been used in many recipes throughout the ages, like tasty puddings, contentious pizzas, and…  More info

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
12
$32.97

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
8
$30.76

Forest Gin

70cl, 42%
Forest Gin

Forest Gin is family-created small batch gin, produced by Lindsay and Karl Bond. To make it, they steep some classic gin botanicals (including organic juniper berries and coriander seeds) in organic…  More info

Forest Gin
8
$58.27

Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin

70cl, 42%
Dà Mhìle

From the Welsh Dà Mhìle Distillery comes Seaweed Gin, which is made with a variation on their small batch gin, and then infused with seaweed from the Newquay coast for three weeks to impart a coastal…  More info

Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin
5
$32.97

Moonshot Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 46.6%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

A gin made solely with botanicals that have been sent to space? Yeah, go on then! Juniper, coriander, cubeb pepper, fresh lemon peel, chamomile flowers, cardamom, dried bitter orange peel, cinnamon,…  More info

Moonshot Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
7
$36.27

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
11
$37.37

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
42
$32.84

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
47
$39.35

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

3cl, 40.1%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Estimated Dispatch 22nd November A single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker that's bursting at the seams with tropical tastiness. Within its shiny cardboard confines you'll find a wax-sealed…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
$6.60

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
36
$27.46

Cherry Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)

50cl, 42.6%
That Boutique-y Gin Company

Estimated Dispatch 24th November Cherry gin? Now that's not something you see every day! Made in the finest sloe gin tradition, both sweet and sour Marasca cherries are used by That Boutique-y Gin…  More info

Cherry Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company)
1
$32.97

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
6
$43.97

Boë Violet Gin

70cl, 41.5%
Boë

A vibrant variation on the Boë Gin recipe, which has been infused with violets! Surely an excellent tipple for the summer months, this will go well in a classic G&T and likely make some dynamically…  More info

Boë Violet Gin
3
$40.02

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