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 »
Produced in the Hackney Wick area of London, Butler's Gin was inspired by a Victorian recipe. The base gin is placed in a 20 litre glass jar with infusion bags of fresh lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, lemon and lime for 18 hours. A light and crisp gin that's perfect in a G&T.
A London gin named after one of the capital's most prestigious addresses, Berkeley Square is a super-premium gin from G & J Greenall, who have macerated unusual botanicals including basil, lavendar and kaffir lime leaves in a copper potstill to produce this 'Authentically Superior' creation.
A deliciously tasty gin from the highly innovative Williams Chase distillery in Herefordshire. Not content with knocking out the delightful Chase potato vodka, they've now bottled this wonderfully fresh (and pleasantly potent) gin, distilled from their own organically grown apples. Bravo!
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.
Moonshine Kid was launched in 2013 by the legendario Matt Whiley. The Dogs Nose Dry Hop Gin is made with a combination of Chinook and Columbus hops, better known for their use in American IPAs, along with the more traditional gin botanicals - we're expecting big things from this one.
One of a new wave of premium gins seeking to get away from the traditional London Dry style. G'Vine is made with grape spirit instead of normal grain spirit and includes the green grape flower in its botanicals. A deliciously fresh gin.
Named after the famous American poet, Dorothy Parker American gin is a blend of botanicals including juniper, elderberries, citrus, cinnamon and hibiscus. This makes both a delicious G&T and a Gin Daisy.
The first product from The London Distillery Company, which was founded with the aim of becoming the capital's first whisky distillery in over 100 years. It's named for Ralph Dodd, an entrepreneur in the early 19th century who founded a similarly named but ill-fated distillery, and was first produced in early 2013 using a mixture of pot and vacuum distilled spirits.
Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin is a premium 'London Cut' dry gin (a designation where the botanicals have been cut and distilled in London). The botanicals are steeped for at least 24 hours in alcohol before natural elderflower is added for a subtle flavouring.
Jodhpur Reserve London Dry Gin is made in England, inspired by India but intended for the Spanish market. Made to the same recipe as their standard expression and then aged in ex-Spanish brandy American white oak casks. With botanicals such as liquorice root, ginger and grapefruit skin, this is aromatic and complex.
Mombasa Club Gin was inspired by the eponymous private social club on the island of Zanzibar, which imported a gin from England for consumption by its members. Distilled four times and the botanicals include angelica root, cassia bark and coriander seeds. A spicy gin with a hint of sweetness.
Mare is a Mediterranean gin flavoured with four principal botanicals: basil, thyme, rosemary and, most unusual of all, the Arbequina olive. Alongside juniper, cardamom and citrus, these different botanicals create a strangely arresting gin: you'll know when you've had a Mare.