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 »
Continuing the success of the last couple of years this is the 2011 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.
A Scottish gin, named for Mary Queen of Scots's husband Lord Darnley and produced by the Wemyss family of Ediburgh. Simply constructed from six botanicals for a well-flavoured London Dry style gin. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Gin
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.
Darnley's View has been named to celebrate the first sighting of Lord Darnley by Mary Queen of Scots. Darnley's View is a small batch London Dry Gin. The spiced version, as the name may imply, is made with a blend of spicy botanicals to bring a warming touch to it's already amazing character.
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.
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 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.
Tanqueray is one of our favourite gins, so any special variant is something to be happy about. This is brilliant stuff, flavoured with Rangpur limes - a zesty and very juicy Indian variety. The results are lip-smackingly delicious.
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.