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 »
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.
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.
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 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.
A special 'midnight tea party' limited edition gift set containing a bottle of Hendrick's cucumber & rose-influenced gin complete with a tea cup and saucer (complete with owl) for more refined imbibing.
Jodhpur London Dry Gin is made in England, inspired by India but intended for the Spanish market. Botanicals include Belgian and Saxon angelica, Moroccan coriander and ginger. The delicate balance between bitterness, sweetness and spiciness has created a complex gin.