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 »
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, including natural elderflower, are steeped for at least 24 hours before distillation, for a subtle flavouring.
A bottle of Warner Edwards Gin, produced by Tom Warner and Sion Edwards in a barn in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington. The main three botanicals are juniper, coriander and cardamom, which have helped to produce a gin that's so well balanced it can be drunk neat if you so wish.
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.
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.
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.