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 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.
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
Magellan gin is made in France by Cognac Ferrand (who also produce Citadelle vodka & gin) at their Angeac distillery, using Charentais coppper potstills. The gin's natural blue colour comes from orris (iris) root & flowers, one of the 11 botanicals used in Magellan. Other botanicals include clove, cardamom, coriander and liquorice.
A superpremium smallbatch Tanqueray named after the number of the No. 10 still in which it is made. A superb controlled explosion of very aromatic botanical flavours, and it looks very good on your mantelpiece / drinks cabinet.
Another arrival from the US, where specialist gins made in micro-distilleries across the country have really invigorated what was a previously a fairly moribund category. Death's Door is made with organic red winter wheat on Washington Island in Wisconsin, and has been bottled at a higher than usual strength, so use a bit less or add more tonic.
A small batch gin produced originally for London's Worship Street Whistling Shop, an excellent cocktail emporium where they have been experimenting with old recipes and spirits. This is a London Dry Gin that uses fresh cream as a 'botanical', with interesting results.
Relaunched in early 2013, Tanqueray Malacca is a sweeter gin with less juniper emphasis and more citrus than the classic style. Originally introduced in the late 1990s, Malacca was discontinued after a short lifespan but has been resurrected after gradually assuming cult status among cocktail revivalist bartenders as a good substitute for the original Old Tom styles of gin. This limited run is expected to be very popular, so it's MAXIMUM 2 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER.
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.
From radical American brewer-distillers Anchor comes this contemporary take on the Dutch spirit that evolved into what we know as gin today. bottled at a hefty 47.3% this should be very interesting and, like its stablemate Junipero, highly flavoursome.
Oxley's is a smart new English gin, made using the extremely unusual 'cold distillation' technique. Cold distillation employs a vacuum to remove the pressure from within the still lowering the temperature to below -5°C, causing the spirit to ‘boil’.
A bottle of gin from Seager's, who were once quite big in the whisky world, buying Laphroaig in the 1960s. We believe this bottle to be from the 1970s, around the time that they changed their name to Long John International.