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Gin is truly the in vogue spirit of the moment. Any self-respecting cocktail bar in the world will have a fine array of gins on the gantry. This spirit tends to offer a depth and complexity that other white spirits cannot offer and for that reason is the perfect basis for dozens of cocktails as well as being superb with quality tonic and a wedge of fruit.
Gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink Jenever (meaning Juniper). Traditionally, Jenever was made from the distillation of Dutch malt wine resulting in a harsh, roughly 50% ABV spirit. To make it more palatable, the abundant and supposedly medicinal Juniper berries were added. Gin is based on this method of production however many botanicals are generally added before the spirit is re-distilled. The decision of which botanicals to use is very important in the production process of individual distillers as this plays a major role in the creation of a unique flavour for that particular gin (however the predominant botanical is still the juniper berry). The popularity of this style of drink rose in Britain during the tail-end of the 17th century when William of Orange occupied the British throne.
Gin - 70cl / 41.8%
Released in small batches from Balmenach distillery. It is infused with six traditional and five Celtic botanicals, using pure grain spirit and Scottish water. A crisp and dry, naturally balanced gin. To compliment its taste, serve with a freshly cut slice of red apple. Caorunn, pronounced ‘ka-ro…
Gin - 70cl / 47%
London No. 1 is quadruple distilled and produced in small batches, thus creating a smooth gin of premium quality: exactly the intention of Master Distiller Charles Maxwell. The London Gin is made from the highest quality English grain spirit and contains with 13 key botanicals. Juniper, coriander a…
Gin - 70cl / 46%
No 3 is the London Dry Gin distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd, London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. The name No.3 refers to the address in St James’s Street, London: Berry's home since 1698. No.3 was created to be the last word in gin for a Dry Martini. With juniper a…
Gin - 70cl / 37.5%
Gordon's is one of the world's most popular gins and why shouldn't it be? Gordon Ramsay seems to love it...I'm not going to argue with him.
Gin - 70cl / 26%
Gordon's Sloe Gin Liqueur is a wonderful drink summer or winter. Add tonic and have it long as a refreshing cooler or enjoy it short as a winter warmer!
Gin - 70cl / 41.3%
A slightly more unusual offering from Tanqueray, originally released in 2006. Rangpur takes its name from the Rangpur limes that are used to flavour it along with ginger and bay leaves.
Gin - 70cl / 47.3%
Charles Tanqueray started distilling in 1830 and today the company aims to continue his legacy of excellence. No. 10 was released in 2000 and is distilled four times, making it smoother and a better base for cocktails than than its cheaper brother.
Gin - 70cl / 43.1%
Charles Tanqueray started distilling in 1830 and today the company aims to continue his legacy of excellence.