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 »
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.
Brandon's Gin is made in small batches in a copper pot still. Interestingly it uses the vapour infusion technique, where the botanicals are placed in a perforated basket and the spirit vapours are passed through during distillation. This is made at Rock Town, Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition.
A premium London Dry gin from Greenall's, Bloom is, unsurprisingly considering the name, a floral gin flavoured with the likes of chamomile, honeysuckle and pomelo. Bloom has blossomed already (sorry), winning a Platinum Medal at the 2010 World Spirits Competition.
A superb, and utterly unique, pink-tinged gin from William Grant's. Infused with rose petals and cucumber as well as the normal botanicals, this is a must for all gin-lovers. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010: Double Gold Medal
Edinburgh Gin is produced by the Spencerfield Spirits Co., who have created a modern Scottish gin in the time-honoured fashion, including unusual botanicals such as heather and milk thistle. A very easy-drinking gin, this could be a winner.
boxer Gin is a wheat based gin which uniquely steam distils the juniper berries in the Himalayas to extract more flavour. The other botanicals are bergamot, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, angelica, sweet lemon, orris root, liquorice root, sweet Seville oranges and cassia bark. The luxurious texture lends it to be a fantastic martini gin.
A high-strength (47%) gin quadruple-distilled in London by master distiller Charles Maxwell, The London Gin has a variety of traditional botanicals inlcuding cinnamon, orange root and angelica alongside less traditional ingredients like gardenia & bergamot, which explains its distinct aromas of Earl Grey Tea.
A navy strength strength gin from Hayman's, the ancestors of Beefeater's founder, James Burrough, bottles at the old UK 100 proof (57% ABV) where gunpowder would still ignite even if wetted with the spirit.
Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin is a boutique English Barley spirit distilled with ten carefully selected botanicals, and blended with the exceptionally pure water of Lydwell spring, the source of the River Thames. A classic dry style, with intense juniper balanced by citrus freshness. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Gin
A trendy gin from Gerry Calabrese of the Hoxton Pony, one of the most stylish of London's style bars. Some very interesting botanicals used including tarragon, iris, grapefruit and, most unusually, coconut.