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 »
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.
Strathearn Homecoming Scotland 2014 Gin is made at the eponymous distillery in Perthshire. A limited edition to celebrate the event, the botanicals including thistle and heather lead to a delicate sweetness.
An organic gin from the Swedish island of Hven, the botanicals are infused for a day in grain spirit and then redistilled in copper pot stills and matured in oak. The result is a delicate gin with hints of spice.
A London dry style gin distilled at the Hernö Brenneri on the east coast of Sweden. They use a homemade wheat spirit as the base and steep their 8 botanicals for 18 hours before distilling in a 250 litre copper still (called Kierstin), hand labelling and bottling at 40.5% abv.
A classic London Dry gin put together by the founders of the Bristol Bar in Madrid, the bar with the biggest range of juniper spirits in the gin loving city. It proved a big hit in Spain and has since made its way back to native shores.
Made at the Distilleerderij Onder de Boompjes located in Schiedam in the Holland area of the Netherlands. The artisanal process includes zesting 30kg oranges and cutting up 10kg of lemons for each batch by hand. The distillery trace their history back to 1658 and this gin is named after the 'father of Jenever', Franciscus Sylvius.
A bottle of Warner Edwards Gin, produced by Tom Warner and Sion Edwards in a barn in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington. The main three botanicals are juniper, coriander and cardamom, which have helped to produce a gin that's so well balanced it can be drunk neat if you so wish.
A handcrafted gin distilled under vacuum in London and flavoured with 12 botanicals including cardamom, fresh cut orange, lime and lemon and distilled frankincense (Boswellia Sacra) which gives this remarkable gin its name.
City of London Gin is produced at the small City of London distillery which opened in November 2012. The distillery is based just off Fleet Street and is the first to open in the City of London in over 200 years. The distillery houses two copper stills which they use for producing their Gin and Vodka, and opens as a bar in the evenings. A modern London Dry style gin with big grapefruity citrus notes.
SW4 London Dry Gin, named after the London postcode where it is distilled, uses 12 botanicals: Juniper, Lemon Peel, Savory, Orange Peel, Orris Root, Coriander Seed, Liquorice Root, Cinnamon, Almonds, Cassia, Nutmeg and Angelica. It's big and complex, made in the style of Victorian London Dry Gins. This is the version at a higher 47% ABV.
Knockeen Hills Heather Gin is one of a small number to be allowed to use the 'London Cut' dry gin, a designation which indicates the botanicals have been both cut and distilled in London. Natural heather is added after the other botanicals have been steeped in alcohol for at least 24 hours.