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On our wall of gin we have over 200 gins with additions every week. Please find below a list of those we have stocked in the last year. We cannot promise that every one will be in stock so please call if you have a particular gin in mind.

Adnams Copper House Distilled Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: Cardamom pod, coriander seed, hibiscus flower, juniper berries, orange peel and orris root.

Produced from barley spirit, on the nose is pine and citrus with floral notes and a hint of w. On the palate there is juniper and slightly sweet citrus with light spice and herbs with soft juniper, warm spicy pepper and floral notes on the finish.

Adnams First Rate

ABV 48%

Botanicals: 13 including angelica root, caraway seed, cardamom pod, cassia bark, corander seed, fennel seed, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, orange peel, orris root, thyme and vanilla pod.

Adnams make their own base spirit from a mixture of malted barley, wheat and oats. On the nose are pine and vanilla with some aniseed, orange and thyme. On the palate this full bodied and oily spirit has strong juniper with vanilla, spice and herb notes with a hint of maltiness. The finish is heavy with aniseed and sweet citrus.

Audemus Pink Pepper Gin

ABV 44%

Botanicals: 9 including cardamom, honey, juniper, pink peppercorns, tonka and vanilla.

Produced in Cognac using French wheat as its base, each botanical is macerated separately before distillation. Unsurprisingly the is pepper on the nose with pine, eucalyptus and cinnamon. There is a slight honey sweetness, pine, cinnamon and cardamom on the palate with a cleansing spice on the finish. The honey gives this gin an Old Tom character.

Aviation

ABV 42%

Botanicals: 7 including anise seed, coriander, green cardamom pods, Indian sarsaparilla, juniper berries, lavender and dried sweet orange peel.

An American New Western Dry Gin, the base spirit is made from 100% rye grain. The gin is produced in small batches with the botanicals steeped in the spirit before final distillation in copper pot stills. The nose is complex with lavender, liquorice and spices present. There is a good medium bodied mouth feel with earthy flavours, finishing with a spicy dryness. 
Bathtub

ABV 43.3%

Botanicals: 6 including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, juniper berries and orange peel.

This is a compound gin, which means that after the botanicals have been infused in the spirit for around 24 hours, rather than being distilled a final time the gin is simply filtered and bottled, in batches of around 30 to 60 bottles. On the nose is clear juniper and citrus with hints of peppery spice. On the palate this slightly sweet, creamy and oily viscous spirit has juniper, citrus and spice plus earthy botanical flavours. The finish is long with warm peppery spice and sweet citrus. A great sipping gin served over ice, but also great with tonic.

Berkeley Square

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 8 including Angelica, basil, coriander, celebs, juniper berries, kaffir lime leaves, lavender and sage.

On the nose are earthy woodland herbal notes with citrus. On the palate is juniper with citrus and a relatively intense basil overtone and peppery finish. A mild and delicate gin and one to savour on its own.

Berry Bros & Rudd No 3

ABV 46%

Botanicals: 6 including angelica root, cardamom, coriander, grapefruit peel, juniper berries and orange peel.

On the nose are pine juniper and citrus with some spice. On the palate the juniper is dominant without bitterness, followed by lemon, orange and grapefruit. The finish is very long, dry and warm with peppery spice notes.

This makes an astounding gin and tonic by which all others should be judged.

Bloom

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 7 including Angelica, chamomile, coriander, celeb berries, honeysuckle, juniper berries and pomelo, a type of grapefruit.

A gin inspired by the gardens and wildflower fields of England, on the nose is light juniper with citrus and floral notes. On the palate this light bodied sweet spirit is lightly floral and juniper in flavour with orange citrus and light spice notes. The recommended serve is two parts to one part Fentimans tonic with three quartered strawberries.

Boe Superior

ABV 41.5%

Botanicals: 13 including almond, angelica, cardamom seeds, cassia bark, coriander, culeb berry, ginger, grains of paradise, juniper berries, liquorice, lemon peel, orange peel and orris root.

On the nose are citrus and pine with herbal and light spice notes. On the palate there is a refreshing blend of juniper citrus and spice, giving way to a peppery, cinnamon and nutty finish.

A bright, zestful gin with a hint of bitterness which is good with tonic and makes an unusual martini.

Boodle’s

ABV 45%

Botanicals: include angelica, caraway, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, nutmeg, rosemary and sage.

On the nose are juniper and spice with hints of citrus and woody herbal notes. On the palate this full bodies, oily, smooth and slightly sweet spirit shows herbal, citrus and spice with just a hint of rosemary. A London style gin with less juniper; good with tonic, sublime in a martini.

The Botanist Islay Dry

ABV 46%

Botanicals: 9 classic gin botanicals; angelica root, cassia bark, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, juniper berry, lemon peel, liquorice root, orange peel and orris root. In addition there are 22 native Islay botanicals; apple mint, birch leaf, bog myrtle, chamomile, clover, elderflower, gorse flower, hawthorn flower, heather flower, juniper berry, lady’s bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, peppermint, sweet cicely, tansy, thistle, thyme, water mint and wood sage.

On the nose are herbal and floral aromas with strong juniper, herbs and spices on the palate accompanied by citrus and aniseed. The finish is warming herbal and zesty with peppery spice.

Bruichladdich’s fantastic, floral gin is perhaps best served over ice or with a more citrusy tonic like 1724.

Boudier Saffron

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 9 including angelica seeds, coriander, fennel, iris, juniper, lemon, orange peel and saffron.

On the nose is juniper, citrus and spices with floral notes. On the palate this slightly sweet, oily and light bodies gin starts with juniper and citrus, giving way to the spicy warm saffron, with faint fennel notes with spicy coriander and juniper on the finish.

A beautifully coloured gin best suited for straight sipping, straight up or over ice.

Boxer Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica root, bergamot, cassia bark, cinnamon, coriander seeds, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, nutmeg, orange peel and orris root.


Bramley and Gage

ABV 43%

Botanicals: 7 including Angelica, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, orange peel and orris.

Named with reference to Betjeman’s poem “a Subaltern’s Love Song”, on the nose is pine and citrus with floral notes. On the palate this slightly sweet medium bodied spirit has pine and citrus with spice and floral notes with a long dry slightly peppery finish.

The base spirit is made from East Anglian wheat produced by column and pot still distillation. The botanicals are steeped in the base spirit before distillation, the juniper berries and bergamot separately from the others before all three distillates are combined with East Anglian spring water.

On the nose are citrus and juniper with floral spicy notes. On the palate the slightly sweet and oily spirit has juniper, citrus and floral notes with tangy spice. There is bitter juniper, peppery spice and sweet citrus on the finish. A balanced and complex gin.

Brandon’s

ABV 46%

Botanicals: 7 including angelica, anise, cinnamon, coriander, juniper berries, lemon and orange peel.

On the nose is fresh juniper and citrus with liquorice, hints of gingery spice and faint traces of green grass. On the palate the full bodied spirit has sharp citrus, cinnamon sweet spicy pepper, juniper and warm anise, with bitter orange on the finish.

Made with red winter wheat from the first distillery to open in Arkansas since prohibition, the cross between London Dry and U.S. Western Style, this is great to sip straight or with a splash of tonic.

Broker’s

ABV 47%

Botanicals: 10 including angelica root, cassia bark, cinnamon, coriander seed, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, nutmeg, orange peel and orris root.

On the nose is clear juniper and citrus with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate there is earthy juniper, citrus and herbs with liquorice, finishing with warm, spicy pepper.

A solid London Dry style; great with tonic but makes a mean gimlet and martini as well.

Brockmans Premium

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 10 including almonds, angelica, blackberries, blueberries, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, liquorice, orange peel and orris root.

Although called a London Dry Gin, think of this as a clear sloe gin. Made from quadruple distilled grain spirit, the botanicals are steeped for 24 hours before final distillation in a 200 year old pot still. With a nose reminiscent of boiled sweets, on the palate the berry fruits continue to dominate with a hint of citrus and juniper very much in the background.

Bulldog

ABV 40%

Botanicals: include almond, angelica, cassia, coriander, dragon eye, juniper berries, lavender, lemon, liquorice, lotus leaves, orris and white poppy seeds.

Created by New York based partners Ashraman Vehra and David Karber of Skyy Vodka fame, this is made by Greenalls from Norfolk wheat spirit quadruple distilled in copper stills and triple filtered. If is vegan friendly, certified kosher and gluten free. On the nose there are citrus, pine and floral aromas with a hint of sweetness and hints of lavender on the palate and a short warm spicy finish.

Cambridge Dry Gin

ABV 44%

Botanicals: include blackcurrants leaf, basil, Rosemary, lemon verbena, rose and violet petals and angelica seed.

Husband and wife team Will and Lucy Lowe make gin in tiny quantities in their house in Cambridge, using vacuum distillation. They offer what is claimed to be the world’s first gin tailoring service, where they will make a gin to an individual’s recipe. Their seasonal gins, made in quantities of 50 litres, sell out so quickly that this all year round recipe has been devised. The blackcurrant leaf adds sweetness, the angelica seed a touch of spice with light floral notes provided by the rose petals.

Caorunn Small Batch

ABV 41.8%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica root, cassia bark, coriander seed, juniper berries, lemon peel, orange peel and local apples, bog myrtle, dandelion leaf, heather and rowan leaf.

Produced in batches of around 1,000 litres from triple distilled wheat spirit, the botanicals are vapour infused in a Copper Berry Chamber, in which the botanicals are laid on trays, rather than hung in a pillowcase. On the nose there is citrus and light pine with some floral notes. On the palate there is a slight sweetness and the finish is long and very dry with with a warming peppery spiciness. A softer style, serve with a slice of apple!

Chilgrove

ABV 44%

Botanicals: 11 including Angelica root, coriander seeds, grains of paradise, juniper berries, lime, liquorice root, orange, orris root savory and water mint.

This is the first English gin to be made from a distilled grape rather than grain base, the grape varieties being Tempranillo, Aieran and Bobal, all from La Mancha in Spain. On the nose is a clear flora aroma with fruity grape notes and a hint of spice. On the palate the spirit has a well rounded mouth fell with juniper, floral and zesty citrus taste with hints of mint which continue at the finish. A strong all round gin with a delightful layered complexity.

Citadelle

ABV 44%

Botanical: 19 including almonds, Angelica, cardamom, cassia, cinnamon, coriander, celeb pepper, cumin, fennel, grains of paradise, it is, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, nutmeg, orange peel, savory, star anise and violets.

Made in Cognac to a 1771 recipe using column stills which in winter make Cognac Citadelle is made from triple distilled wheat spirit, into which the botanicals are steeped before the fourth distillation using copper alembic stills. On the nose is juniper and citrus with herbal and violets tones. On the palate the full bodied spirit is awash with myriad flavours including citrus, anise, coriander, cumin, nutmeg and violet. There is spice, pepper and orange on the finish.


Colombo London Dry Gin

ABV 42%

Botanicals: 7 including angelica, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, curry leaves, ginger root, juniper and liquorice.

This is a recreation of a recipe originally made in Ceylon’s public gardens in the days of the Raj. It is best served in a burgundy glass with a twist of lemon rind and black or pink peppercorns.

Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 10 including Angelica root, cassia bark, coriander seed, elderberries, gorse flowers, juniper berries, lime peel, bitter orange, orris and samphire.

Made from British wheat spirit and produced in small batches using a copper pot still and local New Forest spring water, this silky smooth spirit has black tea notes from the samphire, strongly supported by juniper, citrus and coriander.

Cotswolds Dry Gin

ABV 46%

Botanicals: 9 including Angelica root, bay leaf, cardamom, coriander, grapefruit, juniper berries, lavender, lime peel and black pepper.

The gin is made from wheat spirit using a tailor made 500 litre hybrid still. The Angelica root, coriander and juniper berries are steeped for 24 hours before distillation, the remains botanicals being vapour infused. The distillate is non-chill filtered which means that it will turn cloudy when ice is added to it. On the nose is juniper with floral notes plus traces of citrus and peppery spice. On the palate there is a full bodied mouth feel with a sharp citrus, pine, and pepper flavours with floral notes. The finish is long and dry.

D1 London Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: include coriander, orange and lemon peel, cassia bark, Angelica root, almond, liquorice and nettles.

On the nose there are tangy notes of nettles and blackcurrants. On the palate the juniper character is overlaid with citrus notes contrasting with notes of coriander leaf and nettle. The finish is rounded, almost sweet with juniper and subtle fruity notes.

Darnley’s View

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 6 including angelica root, coriander seed, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel and orris root.

On the nose is light juniper and faint floral notes. On the palate this smooth light bodies soft and slightly sweet spirit has crisp citrus and elderflower flavours with junper and spice, leading to a floral finsh with warm finish.

A Scottish London style gin, great with Fever Tree and a slice of orange.

Death’s Door

ABV 47%

Botanicals: 3 including coriander, fennel and juniper.

Hailing from Washington Island, Wisconsin Death’s Door is made from own made base spirit using wheat from the island and barley from Chilton, Wisconsin, and usesjuniper berries which grow wild on the island. The juniper is up front on the nose and palate with citrusy notes from the coriander in mid palate with a soft cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds.

Dictator Premium Colombian Aged Gin Orthodoxy

ABV 43%

Botanicals: not stated but include herbs and spices native to Colombia.

Dictator has been producing rums since 1913 but this gin came about after the then president of the company fell in love with gin during his many visits to England and developed a gin for his own personal use back home in Colombia, which he then aged in used rum casks. Distilled from sugar cane spirit, this gin is gluten free!

The nose has a balance of bitterness from the roots, fresh sweet and sour notes from the berries and peels and warmth from the spices. The palate is rich with juniper, Angelica and mint notes.

Edgerton Original Pink Gin

ABV 47%

Botanicals: 15 including almonds, Angelica root, cassia bark, cinnamon, coriander seeds, damiana, grains of paradise, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, nutmeg, orange peel, orris root, pomegranate extract and savory.

The recipe for Edgerton was devised by Martin Gill in 2010 and it is made for him by Thames Distillers. The base spirit is twice distilled grain spirit in which the botanicals are steeped for 24 hours before the final distillation. Pomegranate extract is then added to provide the colour. On the nose are fruit, sweet citrus with smoky floral notes plus a touch of spice. On the palate the sweet spirit has strong tart fruit and tangy orange, followed by light juniper with faint mint and rose. The long finish has spicy pepper and bittersweet citrus with hints of chocolate. This is a fruity gin with a crispness making it great for long refreshing summer drinks.

Edgerton Blue Spiced Gin

ABV 43%

Botanicals: 17

An earthier version of the pink gin with more coriander and a hint of fennel.

Elephant Gin

ABV 45%

Botanicals: 14 including lion’s tail, pimento, orange peel, mountain pine, ginger, juniper, Apple, African wormwood, devil’s claw and baobab fruit.

Produced in Germany, 15% of the profits generated from the sale of this gin are donated to Big Life Foundation and Space For Elephants, two conservation charities. The accent is on African herbs and spices. There is juniper and pine on the nose with herbaceous undertones with a complex but smooth taste.
Fifty Pounds

ABV 43.5%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica root, coriander seed, grains of paradise, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, orange peel and savory.

On the nose is juniper and citrus with a slight coriander perfume. On the palate the juniper, citrus and spices are balanced with earthy sweet notes, with a touch of mint. The dry and warming finish has herbal and orange notes.

A great sipping gin, better as a cocktail base rather than served with tonic.

Fords Gin

ABV 45%

Botanicals: 9 including angelica, cassia bark, coriander seeds, grapefruit peel, jasmine flower, juniper berries, lemon peel, orange peel and orris root.

Devised by New Yorker Simon Ford and made for him by Thames Distillers, on the nose are pine and lavender with hints of spice, earthy herbs and floral aspects. On the palate this oily full bodied spirit has creamy smooth dry juniper and crisp citrus with traces of sweet anise, herbs and peppery spice with a long bitter peppery spice and herb finish. A classic juniper prominent gin with traditional citrus which gin drinkers should adore.
Geranium London

ABV 44%

Botanicals: 10 including angelica root, cassia bark, coriander, geranium, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, orange peel and orris root.

On the nose are light juniper, citrus and floral notes. On the palate the are strong crisp juniper and citrus tones with spicy herbal aromatic floral notes with juniper, citrus and floral notes continuing with a dry peppery finish.

Very similar in character to the Bermondsey Gin, this has more herbs on the nose and more liquorice on the palate. A London style gin with floral notes; great both with tonic and in a martini.


Gilt

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 9 including angelica, cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, lemon, liquorice, orange and orris root.

On the nose is juniper with spice plus faint vanilla and grain notes. On the palate this creamy oily spirit has dry juniper and malt with spice and earthy herbal notes plus toffee and sweet anise with spice and citrus on the finish.

An unusual barley based gin, brilliant in an Old Fashioned.

Glorious

ABV 45%

Botanicals: juniper, lemon, Rosemary, ginger & grapefruit.

Made in one room in New Jersey from home produced wheat spirit, there is juniper on the nose with herbs on the palate and ginger on the finish. Different in character to a London Dry style, this versatile gin is beautiful with tonic or in a martini.


G’Vine Floraison

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 10 including cassia bark, cardamom, coriander, ginger, lime, nutmeg, juniper berries, liquorice and vine flowers.

Produced in Cognac from grape spirit and incorporating vine flowers, this is probably the most floral gin on the market, with juniper in the background.

Hayman’s Old Tom

ABV 40%

Botanicals: unknown

On the nose are sweet and fruity notes. On the palate is a light sweetness with juniper and citrus taste, followed by a spicy coriander and piney juniper finish.

A lightly sweetened gin, a throwback to the first cocktail craze of the 1880s.


Hoxton

ABV 43%

Botanicals: 6 including coconut, ginger, grapefruit, iris, juniper berries and tarragon.

Hoxton is made from French summer wheat spirit in which the botanicals have been steeped for five days before distillation. The spirit is then filtered and rested for two months before being bottled. On the nose there is coconut and grapefruit. The coconut flavours continue on the palate with grapefruit and a hint of juniper with faint ginger on the finish. This gin was created by Gerry Calabrese for his gin bar and caused controversy because the coconut dominates the juniper and should perhaps be described as a coconut vodka.

Ish

ABV 41%

Botanicals: 11 including almond, angelica root, cassia, cinnamon, coriander seeds, a double dose of juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, nutmeg, orange peel and orris root.

On the nose is perfumed pine with citrus and faint spice. On the palate there is a little initial sweetness which turns into dry juniper and sharp citrus with herbal notes and faint cinnamon. Juniper is dominant on the finish with herbal and spice notes with a hint of marzipan.

A traditional London Dry gin in unconventional packaging, this makes a very dry Gin & tonic, for which a lime garnish is recommended.

Japanese Gin

ABV 42%

Botanicals: not all stated but include cucumber, juniper berries, Japanese sansho pepper, sesame seed, shiso leaf and yuzo peel.

Japanese refers to the style as it is actually made in Cambridge by Lucy and Will Lowe. Each botanical is infused for up to a month before being vacuum distilled 1.5 litres at a time and then blended to produce the final gin. Only about 30 bottles a week are produced.

On the nose are floral notes with tropical citrus and spicy pepper plus a hint of pine. On the palate the smooth spirit has savoury citrus and pepper notes with citrus and a hint of nuttiness on the smooth finish. Serve with Fever Tree Mediterranean and an apple, or radish, garnish.

Jensen’s Bermondsey

ABV 43%

Botanicals: include almond, angelica, coriander, juniper berries, liquorice and orris root.

This gin is the product of one man’s obsession. Christian Jensen was working in Tokyo and fell in love with a gin served in a bar from an unmarked bottle. Returning from Japan he went to London to the Public Records Office where he found several recipes from the 1920s and took them to Charles Maxwell at Thames Distillery where after much trial and error this gin was born.

On the nose the juniper is to the fore with spicy ginger and lavender notes. On the palate the juniper continues with spice and floral notes with pepper on the finish. A fabulous gin lover’s gin.

Jensen’s Old Tom

ABV 43%

Botanicals: include almond, angelica, coriander, juniper berries, liquorice and orris root.

A recreation of the style of gin popular in the 1840s but with no added sugar.

Jinzu

ABV 41.3%

Botanicals: include lemon, sake and cherry blossom.

Winner of industry giant Diageo’s “show your spirit” completion and created by Dee Davies, a Bristol based bartender, this gin-sake hybrid contains exotic botanicals from Japan. There is citrus and cherry tree blossom on the nose with creamy citrus and slightly sweet hints of sake on the palate with smooth floral notes on the cream smooth finish.

King of Soho

ABV 42%

Botanicals: 12 including angelica root , cassia, coriander seeds, grapefruit peel and juniper berries.

Made by Thames Distillers for Howard Raymond, the son of Paul Raymond, the King of Soho, on the nose is strong piney juniper with woody herbal and spicy citrus notes. On the palate there is juniper with warm citrus and spice with a sweet a spicy finish.

Langton’s No 1 Lakeland

ABV 40%

Botanicals; 11 including angelica, anise, coriander, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, oak bark from the Lake District National Park and orange peel.

On the nose is light pine, citrus and floral notes with a hint of spice. On the palate this soft semi-sweet spirit has citrus, juniper with an earthy nutty taste, spicy and herbal notes with a little citrus and gentle warming finish.

London No 1 Original Blue

ABV 47%

Botanicals: 13 including almond, angelica root, bergamot, cassia bark, cinnamon, coriander, gardenia, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, orange peel, orris root and savory.

On the nose is smoky earl grey tea and pine with citrus, spicy and floral notes. Juniper is prominent on the palate with citrus, cinnamon and herbal savory. On the finish are sweet peppery spices with traces of light herbal notes. A brilliant example of a complex and sophisticated, well constructed and expertly balanced gin.

A London style gin coloured light blue after maceration with Gardenia flowers.

Martin Miller’s

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 10 including angelica, cassia bark, coriander, cucumber, juniper berries, lemon peel, lime peel, liquorice root, orange peel and orris root.

With more citrus flavour than a London Dry Gin, this is a wonderful smooth sipping gin straight up and suits Fever Tree tonic.

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength

ABV 45.2%

Botanicals: 10 including angelica, cassia bark, coriander, cucumber, juniper berries, lemon peel, lime peel, liquorice root, orange peel and orris root.

A big juniper prominent gin, this is a great all rounder and makes a great gimlet.

Mason’s Yorkshire

ABV 42%

Botanicals: Unknown but liquorice or fennel is definitely in there!

The only gin I know using sugar beet as its spirit base, the fennel / liquorice flavours will divide opinion.

NB
ABV 42%

Botanicals: 8 including angelica root, cardamom, cassia bark, coriander seed, grains of paradise, juniper berries, lemon peel and orris root.

Produced by Vivienne and Steve Muir and produced in 100 litre batches in North Berwick, on the nose there are pine and citrus notes with traces of spice. On the palate the light creamy spirit has clear juniper with lemon and hints of herbal earthiness and sweet peppery spicy on the long finish. An understated elegant gin.

No 209

ABV 46%

Botanicals: include cassia bark, juniper berries, cardamom pods, bergamot orange peel, coriander, lemon peel and angelica root.

A gin for vodka lovers, with juniper in the background and orange to the fore.

Opihr

ABV 42.5%

Botanicals: 10 including angelica, cardamom, coriander seeds, culeb berries, cumin, ginger, grapefruit peel, juniper berries, orange peel and pepper.

A spicy gin which is great on the rocks or in a gimlet.

Oxley

ABV 47%

Botanicals: 14 including angelica root, cassia bark, cocoa, coriander seed, grains of paradise, grapefruit peel, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, meadowsweet, nutmeg, orange peel, or rise root and vanilla beans.

The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before the final distillation which unusually takes place under vacuum rather than heat. Only 240 bottles are produced per day. On the nose is fresh citrus and mild sweet pine with notes of aniseed. On the palate the clean, dry, medium bodied spirit has sweet zesty citrus and mellow juniper with herbs and spices and a hint of almond. The very dry finish has hints of lemon, herbs and spice

Pinkster

ABV 37.5%

Botanicals: 5 including juniper and raspberries.

Made by Thames Distillers to a recipe devised by Stephen Marsh, raspberries are steeped before and after distillation. On the nose are raspberry, juniper and hints of spice. On the palate are jammy red berry and pepper notes with light fruity mellow sweetness on the finish. Less of a gin, think of this as a raspberry vodka.

Portobello Road No 171

ABV 42%

Botanicals: 9 including angelica root, cassia bark, coriander seeds, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice, nutmeg, orange peel and orris root.

A warm and peppery London style gin nice to sip neat or great with tonic and a slice of grapefruit.

Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Bathtub

ABV 43.3%

Botanicals: 6 including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, junper berries and orange peel.

A quirky compound gin, great to sip with ice or with tonic and a citrus slice.

Sacred

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 12 organically sourced including angelica root, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander seed, celeb, frankincense, juniper berries, lemon, lime, liquorice, nutmeg and orange.

Made by a former derivatives trader in his kitchen, this gin is produced by vacuum distillation. The gentle nose has pine and citrus with floral violets and ceder wood. On the palate the silky smooth, oily and very creamy gin has dry pine, citrus and peppery spice with light sweetness, some woodiness and a few cinnamon notes with warming pepper and spice on the finish.

Sacred Juniper

43.8%

Botanicals: Angelica root, juniper berries and orris.

On the nose is resinous woody pine with peppery spice. On the palate is clear juniper with fruity citrus and a hint of soapiness. The finish bursts with pine. This has been described as having your mouth spray cleaned with pine-fresh cleaner. Not for the faint hearted!


Sipsmith London

ABV 41.62%

Botanicals: 10 including, almond powder, angelica root, cassia bark, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, bitter orange peel and orris root.

An aromatic London gin best served with Fever Tree and a citrus slice.

Six O’Clock

ABV 43%

Botanicals: 7 including angelica, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, orange peel, and orris.

This is best paired with its own tonic and a book Of Betjeman poems.

Strathearn Classic Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: not stated but include grapefruit, juniper berries, kaffir lime leaves, lemon and star anise.

On the nose is citrus, with zesty citrus and juniper notes on the palate with citrus and liquorice on the finish.

Strathearn Heather Rose

ABV 40%

Botanicals: not stated but include heather, honey, juniper berries and rose petals.

On the nose are floral notes with hints of fruit and juniper in the background. On the palate this slightly sweet spirit has juniper and honey fruitiness with many floral notes, reminiscent of Turkish Delight with elements of sweet orange on the finish. Beautiful when taken neat over ice, this gin turns pink when tonic is added.

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: not stated.

Billed as “where whisky meets gin” on the nose are juniper and citrus with floral aspects with a hint of smoky caramel and vanilla. On the palate are juniper notes with malted barley and oak plus vanilla, citrus and some smokiness. The Oaked juniper continues on the finish with some almond and light sweetness.


Tanqueray No. Ten

ABV 47.3%

Botanicals: 8 including angelica root, coriander, juniper berries, liquorice, chamomile, white grapefruit, lime and orange.

Softer than a London Dry gin, the citrus notes means that this gin can be appreciated straight over ice or with tonic and a grapefruit slice.


Whitley Neill

ABV 42%

Botanicals: angelica root, baobab fruit, Cape gooseberries, cassia bark, coriander seeds, juniper berries, lemon peel, orange peel and orris root powder.

On the nose there are spicy citrus and tropical notes as well as pine. On the palate there is an unfamiliar tropical citrus flavour with pepper and spice on the finish.A classic gin with an exotic, tropical twist!


Williams Great British Extry Dry Gin

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 12 including almonds, angelica, cardamom, cassia bark, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, ginger, juniper berries and buds, lemon peel, liquorice and nutmeg.

An apple based spirit, great with tonic and magnificent in a sweet martini.

William Chase Elegant Gin

ABV 48%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica root and seeds, Bramley apple, coriander seed, elderflower, hops, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, orange peel and orrise root.

A nice sipping gin but try it with Fever Tree with an apple garnish!

Williams Seville Orange

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 9 including angelica root and seed, coriander seed, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, Seville orange peel and orris root.

This dry orange flavoured gin is quite superb with tonic on a warm summer’s day.


Warner Edwards

ABV 44%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel, nutmeg, orange peel and pepper.

Quite simply our favourite gin, this is a great all rounder; neat, over ice or with tonic. The spicy London Dry style is sure to win you over.

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel, nutmeg, orange peel and pepper.

Our favourite gin with added elderflower and a little sugar. Poured over ice with a drop of lime cordial it’s summer in a glass!

Warner Edwards Sloe

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 11 including angelica, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel, nutmeg, orange peel and pepper.

The best Sloe Gin we have tried. Mr Warner and Mr Edwards have tried again.

Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb

ABV 40%

Botanicals: 12 including angelica, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, elderflower, juniper berries, lemon peel, nutmeg, orange peel, pepper and rhubarb.

Wonderful on its own, great with ginger ale (not ginger beer, which is too strong) this concoction also makes a beautiful martini. The Warner Edwards team can do no wrong at the moment.


Dorothy Parker

ABV 44%

Botanicals: include elderberry, cinnamon, citrus and hibiscus petals.

From New York City, this different style of gin has juniper and lavender on the nose. The initial sweetness on the palate is quickly countered by a peppery bite.

Adnams Copper House

ABV 40%

Botanicals: Cardamom pod, coriander seed, hibiscus flower, juniper berries, sweet orange peel and orris root.

Made from home produced barley spirit, the is a hint of barley on the nose together with pine and citrus. On the palate there there is juniper, a touch of citrus and some light spice with slightly warm pepper and floral notes on the finish.


Adnams First Rate

ABV 48%

Botanicals: Angelica root, caraway seed, cardamom pod, cassia bark, coriander seed, fennel seed, juniper berries, lemon peel, liquorice root, sweet orange peel, orris root, thyme and vanilla pod.

Made from a mixture of wheat, barley and oat spirit, the botanicals are left to steep in the spirit overnight before distillation. There is aniseed on the on the nose together with orange and thyme. On the palate the full bodied and oily spirit has strong juniper with vanilla, spice and herb notes. On the finish there is heavy aniseed and sweet lemon with peppery spice notes. A very complex flavour profile!


Twisted Nose

ABV 40%

Botanicals: Angelica, cassia bark, coriander, fennel seed, grapefruit, juniper berries, lavender, orris and watercress.

Made from grain spirit in which the botanicals are steeped before being distilled in tiny alquitar stills, very similar to the type used by Arabs, producing only 50 bottles at a time, this is the only gin we know to use watercress as a botanical.

On the nose is peppery spice with notes of lavender. On the palate there is sweet citrusy spice, juniper, pepper and lavender. More grapefruit comes through to produce a zesty finish.

Berkeley Square

ABV 40%

Botanicals: Angelica, basil, coriander, cubebs, juniper berries, kafir lime leaves, lavender and sage.

On the nose is earthy, woodland, herbal notes with lime. On the palate is juniper and lime with basil overtones and a peppery finish.
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