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 »
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 Heather Gin is one of a small number to be allowed to use the 'London Cut' dry gin, a designation which indicates the botanicals have been both cut and distilled in London. Natural heather is added after the other botanicals have been steeped in alcohol for at least 24 hours.
A special 'midnight tea party' limited edition gift set containing a bottle of Hendrick's cucumber & rose-influenced gin complete with a tea cup and saucer (complete with owl) for more refined imbibing.
Jodhpur London Dry Gin is made in England, inspired by India but intended for the Spanish market. Botnaicals include Belgian and Saxon angelica, Moroccan coriander and ginger. The delicate balance between bitterness, sweetness and spiciness has created a complex gin.
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.
Familiar all over Europe, but little-seen here in the UK, this is a litre bottle of the higher-strength Gordon's Yellow Label, made to Alexander Gordon's original recipe - and hence the original gin for classics such as the Vesper.
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