A classic London Dry Gin, Christopher's works very nicely in a Gin and Tonic or in a cocktail; simply the best value for money gin on the market!
Gordon’s iconic reputation has been built since its initial conception as a Southwark based distillery in 1769 by Alexander Gordon. The London Dry Gin is triple-distilled and allegedly contains juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice, orris root, orange and lemon peel, ginger, cassia oil and nutmeg. According to Gordon’s, up to 3,000 botanicals are nosed yearly in the quest to find the exact blend of flavours to create their consistent taste.
The one and only! A classic London Dry Gin served with 4 Schweppes bottles. Christopher's works very nicely in a Gin and Tonic or in a cocktail; simply the best value for money gin on the market!
Beefeater London Dry was born and bred in the heart of London where it still remains after over 150 years. The Spirit of London, Beefeater has absorbed the city’s creativity and energy. Named for the iconic guards of the Tower of London, Beefeater Gin was established in 1876 by a pharmacist, Charles Burroughs, who had a passion for distilling and creating high quality, London Dry gins. Beefeater London Dry is one of the classics, a simple, clean gin. Juniper forward with strong lemon orange citrus, there is a touch of heat from the coriander and something gently floral. Smooth with a peppery orange finish.
Bombay Sapphire is one of the few gins that’s transcended the category and with its iconic blue bottle, has become one of the world’s most recognised spirits. The premium quality of Bombay Sapphire gin is the result of its recipe which carefully balances ten hand selected botanicals from around the world. The tantalising, smooth and complex taste when you experience Bombay Sapphire is described as fresh citrus and juniper flavours combined with a light, spicy finish.
Bulldog London Dry Gin is a multi-award winning, super-premium gin handcrafted at an English distillery that has been making the highest quality gin for over 250 years. The exotic botanicals and high quality ingredients combined with the quadruple distillation process allow our product to defy convention with a balanced flavour and crisp finish.
A top-quality gin made using botanicals from Shetland, including wild water mint, meadowsweet and sea pink flowers. Blackwoods is also unusual in that is released with a vintage statement for each small batch distilled. Shetland botanicals are infused with juniper, coriander and other botanicals, including lime, before being steeped in natural mineral water to release their gentle flavours to give the gin its unique and complex character. Each year, the botanicals are harvested by hand - changing slightly with each harvest due to the quality and quantity available. The distillation is then done in small batches using a traditional copper pot still.
First launched in 2001, Hendrick’s Gin has been the success story that has set the template for modern gin brands to follow. Hendrick’s Gin was launched by William Grant & Sons at a time when gin wasn’t the diverse, thriving category it is today. A clear callback to gin’s forbears, the apothecary style bottle suggests comparison to Genevers and a time when gin was a medicine. The nose certainly has juniper, but I find the musky hint of rose lightens it and gives it a floral forward impression. Sweet orange, lime zest and a hint of elderflower as well. The pine notes give it structure, but the floral notes give it a unique character.
Brighton gin is an incredibly smooth, juniper and citrus led gin made in miniscule batches by gin lovers Kathy and Helen. Their distillery is situated in a little pub just outside the centre of Brighton and everything about the product is lovingly crafted by hand from the individual waxing of the bottles to the elegantly simple mixture of botanicals. Even the colour scheme was carefully chosen to mimic that of the iconic railings on Brighton sea front. Smooth and refreshing this gin slides down easily when drunk neat thanks to the milk thistle in the botanicals (which incidentally is also very good for your liver). It's refreshing, clean and the hints of zesty coriander pop through the juniper.
Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight botanicals for Daffy's Gin, including juniper, Lebanese mint, coriander, angelica root, Spanish lemon and orange peels, cassia bark and orris root. It has been bottled at a very specific 43.4% ABV, as the distillers believe this to be the perfect strength for their expression - not excessively punchy, but with enough power behind it for balance and flavour. The bottle design, incidentally, is the work of Robert McGinnis, the American artist who made film posters for various James Bond and Matt Helm films as well as Breakfast at Tiffany's and Barbarella!
Named after the number of botanicals used, the final abv chosen was also supposedly the eighth tasted from a final shortlist of twelve possible percentages. It is aimed at the sophisticated male gin drinker. Made in small batches using the purest 100% English Grain Spirit, Langley's No.8 Distilled London Gin is hand crafted specifically to let the selected botanicals do the talking. An old-fashioned gin, perfect for a traditional gin and tonic.
Inspired by botanicals grown in the Mediterranean that are individually distilled and hand blended to produce a unique gin with a distinctive character. The word 'mare' (pronounced mar-ray) is deeply rooted in the Mediterranean culture.
Launched in 2005, No. 209 Gin is one of the dozen or so gins that emerged in recent years from the re-invigorated craft distilling culture underway globally. With its citrussy and spicy flavour profile, No. 209 Gin is what we’ve come to call a “contemporary classic” here at Gin Foundry. No doubt, the flavour profile leans more towards American pallets with a slightly subdued juniper presence and more prominent citrus notes. However, the core gin backbone is still there. It hasn’t shied away from the category’s heritage and the team has managed to create a modern, contemporary gin, which would appeal to many. The best gin we've tasted in a very long time, this quintuple-distilled gin has perhaps the best flavour we've ever encountered for a Gin Martini.
Distinct scents of citrus and lavender notes accompany the botanical sweet aroma (without any added sugars), creating a unique opening to the gin. A distinct and pure scent of juniper, a tangy and crisp citrus note, a sweet, floral aroma, a hint of peppery spices, subtle bitter fruit (cranberries), and a deep and harmoniously balanced complexity.