Having been out of fashion for so many years, gin is making a successful come-back on the cocktail circuit. Various innovative brands are now offering a new angle on gin's traditional flavour profile. Meanwhile, a host of new cocktails means there are far more ways to enjoy gin, beyond the ubiquitous gin and tonic. Read More »
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 trendy gin from Gerry Calabrese of the Hoxton Pony, one of the most stylish of London's style bars. Some very interesting botanicals used including tarragon, iris, grapefruit and, most unusually, coconut.
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.
Made at the Distilleerderij Onder de Boompjes located in Schiedam in the Holland area of the Netherlands. The artisanal process includes zesting 30kg oranges and cutting up 10kg of lemons for each batch by hand. The distillery trace their history back to 1658 and this gin is named after the 'father of Jenever', Franciscus Sylvius.
A bottle of Warner Edwards Gin, produced by Tom Warner and Sion Edwards in a barn in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington. The main three botanicals are juniper, coriander and cardamom, which have helped to produce a gin that's so well balanced it can be drunk neat if you so wish.
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.
Van Gogh Gin is produced by the Royal Dirkzwager Distillery in Schiedam, Holland. It was first released in 1999 and is a blend of ten botanicals: coriander, liquorice, angelica, juniper, grains, almonds, lemons, cassia bark, orris and cubeb berries. These are individually distilled in small pot stills and then blended with triple distilled grain spirit.
Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin is a premium 'London Cut' dry gin (a designation where the botanicals have been cut and distilled in London). The botanicals are steeped for at least 24 hours in alcohol before natural elderflower is added for a subtle flavouring.