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 »
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.
After the roaring success of their Seville Orange vodka, here come Hereford's Williams Chase with the same formula aplied to their marvellous gin (made with organically grown apples, don't you know). An absolute joy, wonderful in G&T's and we'd wager this would make a pretty mean alternative Negroni too, perhaps with a splash of Aperol.
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.
Nordes is a Galician gin inspired by the eponymous fresh northerly Atlantic wind. Made using pomace from Albarino grapes, the botanicals include juniper, ginger, hibiscus and liquorice, resulting in a unique and intriguing gin.
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 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.
An innovatively-packaged gin produced in Slovenia. The bottom of the bottle houses a key, which must be used to open the bottle itself. The botanicals used include juniper, coriander and ginger to add slight exotic notes to the finish.
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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.