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 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.
A really tremendous new gin made, unusually, by a whisky producer - Caorunn (pronounced 'ka-roon') hails from Balmenach distillery in Speyside and is flavoured with Scottish botanicals including rowan berry, heather, dandelion and coul blush apple.
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
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 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.
An unusual gin from Bruichladdich's 'Ugly Betty' Lomond still, Botanist contains no fewer than 31 botanicals, of which 22 are native to Islay itself, including Mugwort, Meadow Sweet and the enigmatic Lady's Bedstraw flowers.
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.
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.