Eight of the best gins you have to try
Gin is the new rock and roll, in case you didn’t already know. There are new small, independent gin distilleries opening all the time which is great news if you love your G&Ts. Here are eight of the best gins you have to try:
A small batch gin which was voted the world’s best London Dry in 2015. It’s a versatile gin that’s smooth enough to be enjoyed neat, in a cocktail or in your classic G&T with grapefruit or blood orange garnish. We love it (and it really is one of the best gins).
Not only does this unmistakable gin look fabulous (just check out that bottle) but it’s also a cut above most other spirits out there. It’s infused with cucumber and rose – how good does that sound?! Enjoy it in your G&T with a cucumber garnish.
From the Isle of Islay, this gin is made from local botanicals picked by a team of foragers on the Hebridean island. They say there’s a breath of botanical Islay in every glass and we agree!
Distilled from the same recipe that was first made in 1947, Pickering’s Gin is the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for more than 150 years.
This gin is made by Berry Bros. & Rudd, which may sound familiar to you as they’re revered as London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant... Now they make one of the best gins themselves. No. 3 is Bright, crisp and fresh with an uplifting welcome of juniper.
There’s only 250 bottles in each batch so when you buy a bottle of Firkin, you’re getting something rather special. It’s aged in American oak whisky casks, making it truly unique.
Handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands, CaoRunn is produced using five locally-foraged botanicals. It’s another relatively small batch gin, produced in 1,000 litres at a time.
Meticulously distilled from nine botanicals including liquorice root, this London Dry gin is a bit special. It’s fantastic in cocktails.
Now you know the gins that make us tick, all you have to do is choose which one you’ll buy. You can shop at our online store by clicking here.
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