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.
An unusual gin from Bruichladdich's 'Ugly Betty' Lomond still, Botanist contains no fewer than 31 botanicals, of which 22 are native to Islay itself, including Mugwort, Meadow Sweet and the enigmatic Lady's Bedstraw flowers.
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.
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 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.
A deluxe high-strength gin, awarded 97 points and the title 'Spirit of the Year 2003' by the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI), the world’s largest and most powerful drinks testing organisation.
An impressive-looking premium gin from famous wine & spirits merchants Berry Bros & Rudd, No. 3 London Dry is distilled in copper potstills in Holland, counts cardamom seeds and grapefruit peel among its botanicals, and has been bottled at an invigorating 46%.
A deliciously tasty gin from the highly innovative Williams Chase distillery in Herefordshire. Not content with knocking out the delightful Chase potato vodka, they've now bottled this wonderfully fresh (and pleasantly potent) gin, distilled from their own organically grown apples. Bravo!
A potato based distilled gin from Maine Distilleries in the north-east of the USA. They use a very traditional botanicals mix with juniper berries, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, angelica root and cardamon, steeping them for a few hours before distillation.
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
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.
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.
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’.