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.
Distilled and bottled in Clapham, London, SW4 is a London Dry Gin designed to go well with tonic. Heavy on the juniper and backed up with traditional botanicals, this is a solid entry in the increasingly busy gin market.
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 modern super premium gin from Norfolk wheat, Welsh water and 12 botanicals: Chinese dragon eye, Turkish white poppy seeds, Italian juniper, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris, Spanish almonds, Asian cassia, French lavender and Asian lotus leaves.
A premium spiced gin from the folks behind Quintessential vodka. Along with some of the regular botanicals you'd expect in an London Dry they also infused cubeb from Indonesia, black pepper from India and Moroccan Coriander for a uniquely spicy flavour.
Boodles British Gin was named after the London gentleman's club of the same name. Made in Warrington, it contains nine botanicals. These are juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, angelica seed, cassia bark, caraway, nutmeg, rosemary and sage. This has less overt juniper notes than some other gins, but still makes a fantastic G&T.
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.
Darnley's View has been named to celebrate the first sighting of Lord Darnley by Mary Queen of Scots. Darnley's View is a small batch London Dry Gin. The spiced version, as the name may imply, is made with a blend of spicy botanicals to bring a warming touch to its already amazing character.
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 classically styled Dry gin produced in the Netherlands and named to honour Sir Hans Sloane, a 17th/18th century botanist who they credit with introducing many of the current gin botanicals to the spirits industry.