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 higher-strength limited edition variant from G'Vine, whose standard bottling is also extremly classy gin. Nouaison is batch-distilled in a copper potstill and flavoured with fresh botaniocals including the grape flower.
A small batch London Dry Gin, distilled in London with only a few botanicals and diluted to a bottling strength of 47% using water filtered through willow peat. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Gin World Drinks Awards 2014: World's Best Gin
An interesting gin from California's St George Spirits, juniper-led with only a few supporting botanicals to let the underlying spirit sing out - a pot distilled rye spirit that gives this an almost Genever-like edge.
A botanical-heavy gin from the folks at St George Spirits in California. Even though it's packed with over 20 different ingredients it remains balanced and is excellent as a base for classic cocktails.
Part joke, part dissection of a gin, this is a single botanical spirit using solely juniper as a flavour. As such it's legally a gin, as well as a flavoured vodka - the folks at Williams Chase have put on two labels, one for each designation to allow you to decide which you think it is.
A small batch American gin, production is limited to 50 cases at a time and the botanicals include 'hand-zested American pummelos'. No, us neither. Answers on a postcard. Please note that the image here is representative and batch numbers may vary.
A pink tinged gin from German producer Bitter Truth, coloured and lightly flavoured by the addition of a specially designed aromatic bitters. Great in a Martini or for a spicier twist on a gin & tonic.
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A curious gin from the Black Forest in Germany. Made with 47(?!) botanicals and bottled at 47%, they also use a 'secret weapon typical to the Black Forest' in the mix - cranberries. IWSC 2011 Gold Medal Winner - Best in Class
A simple but impressive gin from Bendistillery, Crater Lake Gin uses only juniper as a botanical and infuses it in the spirit after distillation, a modern craft take on the compounded gins of the past.
A potato based distilled gin from Maine Distilleries in the north-east of the USA. They use a very traditional botanicals mix with juniper berries, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, angelica root and cardamon, steeping them for a few hours before distillation.
Chief Gowanus is described as a New-Netherland gin. Made in Brooklyn, a former Dutch colony, it is made using an early American recipe for a Jenever-style spirit made from rye whiskey. The whiskey is then distilled for a third time with juniper berries and Cluster hops, before being aged in an oak barrel.
A 2013 release, Sipsmith V.J.O.P Gin turns the juniper up to 11 as well as being bottled at higher strength of 57.7%. The process includes a 'triple juniper' technique which adds the juniper at three stages - first it is macerated for three days, then more juniper is added to the pot still and finally vapour infused into the spirit. This will work well in fuller flavoured gin-based cocktails.
An American gin named after Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1840s. Perry's Tot is bottled at the original Navy Strength of 57% ABV (100 UK proof), the strength at which gunpowder could still be fired even if it was soaked by spilt alcohol. Very aromatic and with a smoothness that belies its strength.