Having been out of fashion for so many years, gin is making a successful come-back on the cocktail circuit. Various innovative brands are now offering a new angle on gin's traditional flavour profile. Meanwhile, a host of new cocktails means there are far more ways to enjoy gin, beyond the ubiquitous gin and tonic. Read More »
A special edition Beefeater, launched for Summer 2010, this has been flavoured with elderflower, blackcurrant and hibiscus and is particularly recommended with cranberrry juice or with soda and grapefruit juice. The perfect gin for a picnic, barbeque or summer garden party.
A top quality gin made using botanicals from Shetland, including Wild Water Mint, Meadowsweet and Sea Pink flowers. Blackwood's is also unusual in that is released with a vintage statement for each small batch distilled.
A retro labelled London Dry Gin distilled in, appropriately, London. It's got a clean juniper led flavour with traditional backup botanicals and a bit of liquorice. And it's got a Fox in a military uniform on the bottle - what more could you want?
A cult gin from Mahon in Menorca, Xoriguer is one of the only gins in the world (alongside Plymouth) to have a geographical indication, Gin de Menorca. Gin has been made on Menorca since the 18th century British occupation and Xoriguer commands a devoted following of happy travellers. Unusually, Xoriguer is made in wood-fired potstills from distilled wine (eau-de-vie) rather than the more usual grain-based distillate, and is rested in oak barrels before bottling.
A modern super premium gin from Norfolk wheat, Welsh water and 12 botanicals: Chinese dragon eye, Turkish white poppy seeds, Italian juniper, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris, Spanish almonds, Asian cassia, French lavender and Asian lotus leaves.
A premium spiced gin from the folks behind Quintessential vodka. Along with some of the regular botanicals you'd expect in an London Dry they also infused cubeb from Indonesia, black pepper from India and Moroccan Coriander for a uniquely spicy flavour.
A gin modelled after that served in Gin Palaces back in the mid-19th century. Back in those pre-bottle days the gin would have been stored behind the bar in barrels, ready for tots to be poured, and this recreation has been 'rested' for 3-4 weeks in refill casks to give it a little bit of wood treatment. The result is a lightly coloured gin with a slightly mellower flavour than the regular Hayman's.
A gift pack from Tanqueray, pairing up their excellent export strength gin with a large Copa glass. It's perfect for constructing Spanish style G&T - just add tonic, lots of ice and a handful of lime wedges.