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.
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.
The King of Soho London Dry Gin is distilled in London. The brainchild of Howard Raymond as a tribute to his late father - 'The King of Soho', Paul Raymond. 12 botanicals are used in the production, including coriander, grapefruit peel, angelica root and cassia.
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 quality new potstill American gin made in very small batches and distilled five times for extra purity, using natural botanicals that are macerated overnight in the still. "...I rarely drink hard liquor, but I must say this was the smoothest gin I have ever had." - Robert Parker
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!
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.
Moonshine Kid was launched in 2013 by the legendario Matt Whiley. The Dogs Nose Dry Hop Gin is made with a combination of Chinook and Columbus hops, better known for their use in American IPAs, along with the more traditional gin botanicals - we're expecting big things from this one.
One of a new wave of premium gins seeking to get away from the traditional London Dry style. G'Vine is made with grape spirit instead of normal grain spirit and includes the green grape flower in its botanicals. A deliciously fresh gin.
Named after the famous American poet, Dorothy Parker American gin is a blend of botanicals including juniper, elderberries, citrus, cinnamon and hibiscus. This makes both a delicious G&T and a Gin Daisy.
The first product from The London Distillery Company, which was founded with the aim of becoming the capital's first whisky distillery in over 100 years. It's named for Ralph Dodd, an entrepreneur in the early 19th century who founded a similarly named but ill-fated distillery, and was first produced in early 2013 using a mixture of pot and vacuum distilled spirits.
Mombasa Club Gin was inspired by the eponymous private social club on the island of Zanzibar, which imported a gin from England for consumption by its members. Distilled four times and the botanicals include angelica root, cassia bark and coriander seeds. A spicy gin with a hint of sweetness.
After the roaring success of their Seville Orange vodka, here come Hereford's Williams Chase with the same formula aplied to their marvellous gin (made with organically grown apples, don't you know). An absolute joy, wonderful in G&T's and we'd wager this would make a pretty mean alternative Negroni too, perhaps with a splash of Aperol.
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.
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.