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Gin is truly the in vogue spirit of the moment. Any self-respecting cocktail bar in the world will have a fine array of gins on the gantry. This spirit tends to offer a depth and complexity that other white spirits cannot offer and for that reason is the perfect basis for dozens of cocktails as well as being superb with quality tonic and a wedge of fruit.
Gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink Jenever (meaning Juniper). Traditionally, Jenever was made from the distillation of Dutch malt wine resulting in a harsh, roughly 50% ABV spirit. To make it more palatable, the abundant and supposedly medicinal Juniper berries were added. Gin is based on this method of production however many botanicals are generally added before the spirit is re-distilled. The decision of which botanicals to use is very important in the production process of individual distillers as this plays a major role in the creation of a unique flavour for that particular gin (however the predominant botanical is still the juniper berry). The popularity of this style of drink rose in Britain during the tail-end of the 17th century when William of Orange occupied the British throne.
Gin - 70cl / 43%
A combination of seaweed, scurvy grass and ground ivy to lend the gin a slightly sweet yet refreshingly minerally taste – perfect for mixing into G&Ts on long, hot afternoons or creating summer Seaside Martinis.
Gin - 70cl / 57.2%
The First gin distilled in the centre of Edinburgh, in the Shadow of the Castle, for 150 years. Cannonball Navy Strength Gin is wonderfully spicy, 100% Proof & distilled with Szechuan Pepper.
Gin - 70cl / 41.8%
Released in small batches from Balmenach distillery. It is infused with six traditional and five Celtic botanicals, using pure grain spirit and Scottish water. A crisp and dry, naturally balanced gin. To compliment its taste, serve with a freshly cut slice of red apple. Caorunn, pronounced ‘ka-ro…
Gin - 20cl / 46%
The Botanist Gin comes from the creative minds of Islay's Bruichladdich distillery. It utilises the usual nine botanicals found in gin but also includes a further 22 native Islay botanicals adding a distinctive character to the drink.
Gin - 70cl / 46%
No 3 is the London Dry Gin distilled to a proprietary recipe of Berry Bros. & Rudd, London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. The name No.3 refers to the address in St James’s Street, London: Berry's home since 1698. No.3 was created to be the last word in gin for a Dry Martini. With juniper a…
Gin - 70cl / 37.5%
Gordon's is one of the world's most popular gins and why shouldn't it be? Gordon Ramsay seems to love it...I'm not going to argue with him.
Gin - 70cl / 26%
Gordon's Sloe Gin Liqueur is a wonderful drink summer or winter. Add tonic and have it long as a refreshing cooler or enjoy it short as a winter warmer!
Gin - 70cl / 41.4%
A handcrafted gin containing traditional botanicals such as juniper, coriander and citrus peel with the added ooomph of cucumber and rose petals. It's a a very popular gin and is excellent when served with a slice of cucumber and Fentiman's tonic.