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 »
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.
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 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.
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.
Fillier's Oude Genever 12 year old is a blend of 50% rye and 50% malt. 75% of the sprit is aged in American oak barrels and the remaining 25% in Limousin oak, which are then blended together only after the 12 years maturation has occurred. A classic example of aged Jenever.
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.
Please note this is limited to six bottles per customer.
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’.