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.
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
NB Gin is produced in batches of less than 100-litres in North Berwick, Scotland. Made using grain spirit, and eight botanicals – juniper, coriander seed, angelica, root, grains of paradise, lemon peel, cassia bark, cardamom and orris root.
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 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 wheat 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 premium dry gin which is produced in Germany, Elephant Gin is inspired by Africa and in fact 15% of all profits go to two African Elephant charities. There are 14 botanicals in the recipe, including African wormwood, baobab. devil's claw, apple, elderflower, ginger and pine needles.
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.
An interesting gin from the Lake District, using water from Skiddaw and local botanicals, including 'seasoned bark', to create a tasty gin that's equally at home in cocktails as in a glass with a block of ice.
A traditional distilled London gin from Langley's, focusing on a dryer and more focused flavour than many modern releases. Using classic botanicals it is distilled at their distillery in the West Midlands. The 'No.8' comes from the final 41.7% version being the 8th that they tried - their perfect balance of botanical flavour.
Little Bird London Dry Gin is made in small batches in the metropolis itself. The recipe includes 10 botanicals including grapefruit, orange and ginger (represented by the lady on the bottle). This works well both in a martini and as part of a classic G&T.
Fords Gin is made at Thames Distillers in London using wheat. The botanicals – including Spanish lemon peel, Turkish grapefruit peel and Chinese jasmine – are steeped in the stills for 15 hours before distillation. The result is a gin where the botanicals come to the fore.