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 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.
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.
The fad for naming new gins after numbers continues (cf No.3, No. 209, Beefeater 24 and Fifty Pounds), with this latest arrival from Bramley & Gage, makers of particularly fine English liqueurs. 6 O'Clock uses only six botanicals in addition to the mandatory juniper, including orange peel and elderflower.
Continuing the success of the last couple of years this is the 2012 vintage of Sipsmith's Sloe Gin. Made from their award-winning gin and rather a lot of sloe berries it's a big and fruity liqueur that's great for summer drinking on ice or nursing in front of the fire in winter.
An elegant redesign of Plymouth, matching up their much respected and geographically protected gin with an old school chunky bottle and their traditional branding. A must have for any home cocktail bar or lovers of a gin and tonic.
A 50cl bottle of 3yo jenever from Dutch distiller Zuidam, made in the old-fashioned zeer oude style. The botanicals include juniper, liquorice root and aniseed. This is produced in small batches, each of which is from a single barrel.
A relaunch of an old, old spirit, Genever was the precursor to English gins, as well as being the origin of the phrase 'Dutch Courage'. This is a totally authentic and unique drink that should be tried by anyone with an interest in gin.
Jensen’s has been designed to replicate the old-style London gins from the heyday of the gin cocktail and is one of the only small-batch London Dry gins actually produced in London. Bursting with juniper flavour, with a luscious texture and aromatic bite, Jensen’s is a taste of what London Dry used to be. A revelatory mixing gin.
A classically styled Dry gin produced in the Netherlands and named to honour Sir Hans Sloane, a 17th/18th century botanist who they credit with introducing many of the current gin botanicals to the spirits industry.
A great sloe gin from Plymouth, combining their gin straight off the still with the fruit for two months, before checking and sweetening, and then two more months of maturation before bottling. A big, tangy, fruity sloe gin.