A special edition Beefeater, launched for Summer 2010, this has been flavoured with elderflower, blackcurrant and hibiscus and is particularly recommended with cranberrry juice or with soda and grapefruit juice. The perfect gin for a picnic, barbeque or summer garden party.
A cult gin from Mahon in Menorca, Xoriguer is one of the only gins in the world (alongside Plymouth) to have a geographical indication, Gin de Menorca. Gin has been made on Menorca since the 18th century British occupation and Xoriguer commands a devoted following of happy travellers. Unusually, Xoriguer is made in wood-fired potstills from distilled wine (eau-de-vie) rather than the more usual grain-based distillate, and is rested in oak barrels before bottling.
A Scottish gin, named for Mary Queen of Scots's husband Lord Darnley and produced by the Wemyss family of Ediburgh. Simply constructed from six botanicals for a well-flavoured London Dry style gin. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Gin
The fad for naming new gins after numbers continues (cf No.3, No. 209, Beefeater 24 and Fifty Pounds), with this latest arrival from Bramley & Gage, makers of particularly fine English liqueurs. 6 O'Clock uses only six botanicals in addition to the mandatory juniper, including orange peel and elderflower.
Tanqueray is one of our favourite gins, so any special variant is something to be happy about. This is brilliant stuff, flavoured with Rangpur limes - a zesty and very juicy Indian variety. The results are lip-smackingly delicious.
Jensen’s has been designed to replicate the old-style London gins from the heyday of the gin cocktail and is one of the only small-batch London Dry gins actually produced in London. Bursting with juniper flavour, with a luscious texture and aromatic bite, Jensen’s is a taste of what London Dry used to be. A revelatory mixing gin.
A really tremendous new gin made, unusually, by a whisky producer - Caorunn (pronounced 'ka-roon') hails from Balmenach distillery in Speyside and is flavoured with Scottish botanicals including rowan berry, heather, dandelion and coul blush apple.
A premium London Dry gin from Greenall's, Bloom is, unsurprisingly considering the name, a floral gin flavoured with the likes of chamomile, honeysuckle and pomelo. Bloom has blossomed already (sorry), winning a Platinum Medal at the 2010 World Spirits Competition.
Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin is a boutique English Barley spirit distilled with ten carefully selected botanicals, and blended with the exceptionally pure water of Lydwell spring, the source of the River Thames. A classic dry style, with intense juniper balanced by citrus freshness. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Gin
A high-strength (47%) gin quadruple-distilled in London by master distiller Charles Maxwell, The London Gin has a variety of traditional botanicals inlcuding cinnamon, orange root and angelica alongside less traditional ingredients like gardenia & bergamot, which explains its distinct aromas of Earl Grey Tea.