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 »
Lemon Gin, once a staple of the cocktail cabinet, enjoyed great popularity between the 1930s and 1990s and can be found in recipes from cocktail books of the time. Bloomsbury have now resurrected the product with a flavour which is very comparable to the original varieties, but with a higher proof, making it more mixable.
A former cocktail cabinet staple, Orange gin was used in classic cocktails like the Cornet, Moulin Rouge and Get Together. Bloomsbury have resurrected the product with a comparable taste but a higher strength for easier mixing.
Distilled and bottled in Clapham, London, SW4 is a London Dry Gin designed to go well with tonic. Heavy on the juniper and backed up with traditional botanicals, this is a solid entry in the increasingly busy gin market.
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.
Boodles British Gin was named after the London gentleman's club of the same name. Made in Warrington, it contains nine botanicals. These are juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, angelica seed, cassia bark, caraway, nutmeg, rosemary and sage. This has less overt juniper notes than some other gins, but still makes a fantastic G&T.