A superb, and utterly unique, pink-tinged gin from William Grant’s. Infused with rose petals and cucumber as well as the normal botanicals, this is a must for all gin-lovers. In the summertime, Hendrick’s makes a fantastically refreshing gin and tonic: serve in a tall glass with plenty of ice...
An organic gin from the Swedish island of Hven, the botanicals are infused for a day in grain spirit and then redistilled in copper pot stills and matured in oak. The result is a delicate gin with hints of spice.
Mare is a Mediterranean gin flavoured with four principal botanicals: basil, thyme, rosemary and, most unusual of all, the Arbequina olive. Alongside juniper, cardamom and citrus, these different botanicals create a strangely arresting gin: you’ll know when you’ve had a Mare.
A really tremendous new gin made, unusually, by a whisky producer – Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) hails from Balmenach distillery in Speyside and is flavoured with Scottish botanicals including rowan berry, heather, dandelion and coul blush apple.
A bright blue Portuguese gin from the Sharish range – the magnificent colour comes extracts of a flower known as blue pea, and when you mix the gin with tonic, it turns pink! Botanicals also include juniper, coriander, angelica root, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon peel, strawberry and raspberry.
A wonderfully presented dry gin from Sunderland that features Persian lime as part of its botanical selection.
A 2015 small batch addition to Bombay Sapphire’s range. Star of Bombay London Dry Gin features botanicals that’ll be familiar to those who love Bombay Sapphire, with a reassembled flavour profile (more punchy juniper, earthy angelica and herbaceous coriander), as well as some new botanicals – bergamot and ambrette...
A London Dry Gin made with botanicals from along the traditional spice route that led back to the UK. Indonesian Cubeb berries, Indian black pepper and Moroccan coriander are all used in this gin, launched by Quintessential Brands in 2013.
Finsbury London Gin is a dry gin made to an 18th Century method and a recipe which remains a very well-kept secret. Anyway, it is a rich, aromatic spirit with perfumed flavours that leave it well-suited to Dry Martinis and other gin-based cocktails.
The higher strength edition of Broker’s Gin weighs in at 47% ABV, and with it comes a creamy mouth feel and a boost in botanical character. It still maintains the powerful dryness, slightly herbal, spicy flavour profile balanced with citrus and, of course, it still has a bowler hat.