Gin is neutral spirit with a predominant flavour of juniper berries. Gin originated in Holland in the 17th Century as a medicinal drink for the treatment of kidney disorders. Originally called ‘Genever’ the French word for Juniper it was renamed by English soldiers fighting on the continent. The infamous Gin and Tonic started as a medical drink to help remedy the effects of Malaria in colonial India.
Heavy on the botanicals upon entry which almost mask the juniper. Bergamot peel mid palette followed by herbs and flowers. Gentle kick followed by stronger juniper notes with a sweet, almost lavender undercurrent on the close.
Dried pink grapefruit and earl grey tea followed by a strong liquorice undercurrent that leads into a sort of crushed Parma Violet sweets affair. Kick is woody and spicy and leads into juniper, bergamot and faint ginseng notes. All in all bloody good.
Oak boasting business at first which subsides and lets through deep pine and juniper followed by dried citrus peel notes. The oak takes you through an almost smokey kick and leads out into more citrus and more…you'veguessed it Oak. Would be good with ginger beer or Ting grapefruit soda to tame down the wood a touch. If barrel aging is your bag then this is for sure a winner.
Heavy juniper from the off with heaps of citrus peel. A slight Thai spice note comes through midway and then moves into heavy botanical lemon country. The kick is an easy one and the close is dried citrus peel and a little more of the Thai spice on the end.
Smashed Parma Violets and builders tea upon the opening followed by balanced juniper and floral notes. The finish is full of pepper, lavender and burnt lemon oil. Sophisticated distilling here from The Blackwoods team. Brilliant.
Big on the floral sweetness at first but with a very delicate mouthfeel. Christmas clementines and gentle juniper show up before the soft floral kick. Opal fruits and rosewater on the finish with an unexpected liquorice and clementine close.
Big juniper and bitter Tyxylix flavours upon entry that move into crushed cornflakes and spicy juniper flavours. A big kick on this one that moves into hazelnut and baked rye bread on the very end. Bloody interesting stuff.
Super clean notes of Thai spice and Black Jacks followed by bergamot, lemon and lime rind flavours. Juniper comes through mid-kick and remains for a while. The finish is full of Bassets Allsorts and dried flowers with citrus zest. This gin is awesome.
Thai spice with a very faint wave of juniper. Lemon zest then comes to the forefront followed closely by a sweet pepper taste that moves through the soft kick. Very faint liquorice, smashed Parma Violet and army and navy sweets wrapped in lavender on the finish.
Well balanced juniper and builders tea note arrive first followed by fresh Thai herbs and spices. Black Jacks appear before the kick which is a very smooth affair. The finish is dry and full of burnt liquorice wood, juniper and strangely, coriander. Classic and clean. What more can you ask for? Excellent stuff.
Straight off the mark the juniper comes through. This is followed by orange and lemon zest and with a tweak of nutmeg and liquorice allsorts. Angelica root notes come through after the sharp kick and the finish is medium length with cinnamon and pepper.
Blueberries and blackberry jam show up first with a soft undercurrent of Juniper and Angelica root. The kick is sweet and the waves of orange peel and almond paste leave a yummy taste in the mouth. This is brilliant for cocktails and different to other gins in that it really is an original flavour. Top stuff.
The height of luxury and craftsmanship, with a little bit of bite. Bulldog super premium gin brings together a balance of 12 botanicals including standout notes of lavender, liquorice, lotus leave, poppy and dragon eye, a fruit similar to the lychee. Smooth and less dry than most modern gins, Bulldog is British through and through and benefits from quadruple distillation in Copper Pot Stills and triple filtration through 8-Micron Filter. An award winner, beautifully packaged, Bulldog gin lends itself perfectly to mixing.
An exclusive small batch gin which encapsulates the spirit of the Highlands. Caorunn fuses together pure Scottish Highlands water with six traditional gin and five Celtic botanicals by hand in a copper berry chamber. This process helps to create a sweet balance of flavours the rowan berry sits at the heart of this gin, giving it a firmly Celtic flavour, different from other gins on the market. Caorunn itself is the Gaelic word for rowan berry, showing exactly how important this core ingredient is to this aromatic gin.
The sweet succulent flavour of fresh Bramley apples pours out of exquisitely flavoured Chase Apple Gin. Crisp and complex in flavour, Chase Apple gin combines the sweetness of the apple with recognisable gin notes including juniper, angelic, liquorice and coriander. Citrus sharp orange and lemon peel also enhance the overall flavour of the gin which is perfectly served traditionally with tonic with the added flourish of a slice of apple.
Citadelle Gin is a wheat based gin which soaks up the warm flavour of cognac through its production in cognac stills. 19 botanicals are added to create the distinct flavour of Citadelle, leafy on the nose and clean on the palate. Peppery grains of paradise partner refreshing juniper in a fragrant concoction which works and the sweeter citrus notes help create a rounded flavour which is a little on the spicy side.
Based on a genuine 19th century recipe discovered by Lieutenant Colonel Fox, Colonel Fox’s is an exceptional London Dry Gin. With the traditional flavours you’d expect including juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice, cassia and bitter orange peel, Colonel Fox’s gin is particularly citrus and juniper drive. Fruity and earthy flavours work together to deliver an aftertaste which is more sweet than bitter. Juniper lingers and reminds you of the quality of the gin you’re enjoying.
Copperhead Black Batch combines the more common botanicals of juniper, orange zest, angelica, cardamom and coriander with more unusual ones: elderberry and black Ceylon tea. The signature serve is in a long drink with elderberry cordial and tonic.
Copperhead Gin from Belgium , made with a selection of five botanicals - Juniper, Cardamom, Orange peel, Angelica and Coriander. It apparently was named after Mr. Copperhead, an alchemist who was searching for the elixir of life. Along the way, he produced the recipe for this refreshing gin!
Try with a garnish of Green Cardamom Pods and Fever Tree Tonic - either Natural or Elderflower based on your preference.
Handpicked elderflowers release a flavour like no other and it has been captured wonderfully in Edinburgh Elderflower gin. Time and effort spent perfecting the recipe delivers a clear aroma packed with floral notes, hints of pear, grapefruit and peach. Elderflower of course is prevalent throughout adding a sweet florid depth to its character and working wonderfully in any number of cocktails. The traditional flavours of gin are present but the elderflower adds something extra special.
Bringing together a wonderful combination of Scottish ingredients, Edinburgh gin offers the traditional botanicals you’d want in your gin with some additional extras. Enjoy juniper, coriander, citrus peel and angelica blendingbeautifully with heather and milk thistle, creating an authentic Scottish flavour. A traditional gin which lets the juniper do the talking with an interesting Scottish twist which makes it worth a taste, even for gin traditionalists and those with a definite favourite.
Handmade in small batches in the heart of Scotland using Edinburgh Gin and the finest Perthshire raspberries. A fresh raspberry taste, a perfect liqueur, wonderful with tonic, soda or lemonade, excellent in cocktails, with Champagne or simply ice.
This addition to Edinburgh Gin's liqueur range is a combination of spring rhubarb, macerated in oriental ginger and lemon zest before being infused with Edinburgh Gin. Best served in a long drink with lemonade
A privately maintained recipe which dates back to the 18th century, Fifty Pounds bears all the hallmarks of a quality gin, with traditional flavours. Distilled four times to deliver its smooth flavour, the botanicals are steeped for two days and then distilled slowly in a century-old still. English through and through and from a very small batch, Fifty Pounds is rare and has strong notes of citrus, coriander and liquorice.
A classic London dry gin which lets juniper do the talking. Gilbey’s Gin is a London stalwart and was originally founded on Oxford Street in 1857. It is flavoured with twelve botanicals which, as in all gins, work wonderfully to create the satisfying traditional gin flavours. Juniper leads from the off and is closely followed by notes of citrus and hints of pine. Spicy notes and a root-led earthiness follow and rather than a traditional orange-tinged end, Gilbey’s ends on a sweet lemon meringue note.
A Spanish gin which shouldn’t be discounted because of its Mediterranean roots. Super premium and inspired by the natural botanicals of its home region, Gin Mare benefits from the individual distillation of botanicals which are then hand blended to create its distinct and enjoyable character. The unusual flavours of basil, thyme, Arbequina olive and rosemary sit alongside the traditional flavours we all know and love.
A New York gin with real class, Glorious Gin uses local ingredients alongside tried and tested botanicals to create true quality. Glorious Gin rests in oak barrels which help create small batches of uniquely flavoured gin, allowing the core botanicals lemon, rosemary, ginger and of course the necessary juniper do the talking. Notes of vanilla and baking spices are welcome additions developed through the barrel maturation. Glorious Gin is truly something special and perfect for your next G&T.
We all love Gordon’s, whether we’re fans of Ramsay or not. The world’s most popular gin and a perennial bestseller, Gordon’s has a flavour which has come to epitomise quality gin. Juniper-led with peppery spice and sweet lemon zest following closely. Aromas of hops and eucalyptus underpinned by sage and liquorice whirl as you sip and a deeper, earthy aftertaste lingers, with citrus zest still coming through.