A classic London Dry Gin, Christopher's is a great value-for-money spirit which works nicely in a Gin and Tonic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.