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.
Brandon's Gin is made in small batches in a copper pot still. Interestingly it uses the vapour infusion technique, where the botanicals are placed in a perforated basket and the spirit vapours are passed through during distillation. This is made at Rock Town, Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition.
Edinburgh Gin is produced by the Spencerfield Spirits Co., who have created a modern Scottish gin in the time-honoured fashion, including unusual botanicals such as heather and milk thistle. A very easy-drinking gin, this could be a winner.
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.
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.
Boxer Gin is a wheat based gin which uniquely steam distils the juniper berries in the Himalayas to extract more flavour. The other botanicals are bergamot, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, angelica, sweet lemon, orris root, liquorice root, sweet Seville oranges and cassia bark. The luxurious texture lends it to be a fantastic martini gin.
Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin is a boutique English wheat 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 premium dry gin which is produced in Germany, Elephant Gin is inspired by Africa and in fact 15% of all profits go to two African Elephant charities. There are 14 botanicals in the recipe, including African wormwood, baobab. devil's claw, apple, elderflower, ginger and pine needles.
An interesting gin from the Lake District, using water from Skiddaw and local botanicals, including 'seasoned bark', to create a tasty gin that's equally at home in cocktails as in a glass with a block of ice.
A traditional distilled London gin from Langley's, focusing on a dryer and more focused flavour than many modern releases. Using classic botanicals it is distilled at their distillery in the West Midlands. The 'No.8' comes from the final 41.7% version being the 8th that they tried - their perfect balance of botanical flavour.
Little Bird London Dry Gin is made in small batches in the metropolis itself. The recipe includes 10 botanicals including grapefruit, orange and ginger (represented by the lady on the bottle). This works well both in a martini and as part of a classic G&T.
A London dry style gin distilled at the Hernö Brenneri on the east coast of Sweden. They use a homemade wheat spirit as the base and steep their 8 botanicals for 18 hours before distilling in a 250 litre copper still (called Kierstin), hand labelling and bottling at 40.5% abv.
A handcrafted gin distilled under vacuum in London and flavoured with 12 botanicals including cardamom, fresh cut orange, lime and lemon and distilled frankincense (Boswellia Sacra) which gives this remarkable gin its name.
City of London Gin is produced at the small City of London distillery which opened in November 2012. The distillery is based just off Fleet Street and is the first to open in the City of London in over 200 years. The distillery houses two copper stills which they use for producing their Gin and Vodka, and opens as a bar in the evenings. A modern London Dry style gin with big grapefruity citrus notes.
SW4 London Dry Gin, named after the London postcode where it is distilled, uses 12 botanicals: Juniper, Lemon Peel, Savory, Orange Peel, Orris Root, Coriander Seed, Liquorice Root, Cinnamon, Almonds, Cassia, Nutmeg and Angelica. It's big and complex, made in the style of Victorian London Dry Gins. This is the version at a higher 47% ABV.