Here at the Arcade Tavern, we LOVE a good G&T and with the current gin craze sweeping across the nation, it appears you do too!
Download our current Gin Menu.
We have Gins not on the list and currently offer 110+ – please ask if you can’t see it on the menu , we will probably have it somewhere.
Full tasting notes and images are available to view below to help you decide which ones you might like to try, although this might not be completely up to date as we have new gins arriving all the time.
All the gins we serve are meticulously researched and tested by the team at Arcade Tavern, complemented by the recommended garnishes and selected tonics. We serve Fever-Tree as standard but have specific mixers for certain Gins.
We cater for those who do not like the Quinine in Tonic with a new range of premium Soda mixer.
We are happy to recommend a good combination we are confident you will enjoy.
Gin Tastings Sessions
Our usual format large group Gin tastings are not possible at this time due to the current Covid situation.
However , we have created a set of 9 alternative tasting sessions for you to try at your own pace.
These new format Gin Tastings are a great option for smaller groups minimum 2 up the maximum of 6 per table (as per current guidelines)
Our new tasting menus are a great way to get to know some gins you may not have come across before.
Many are small batch premium Gins and showcase the breadth of flavours available today.
Sit back and relax while we serve you a series of carefully selected Gins that will enhance your Gin knowledge and delight your taste buds.
Each serving of Gin is served in ‘Copa de Balon’ glass and paired with Fever-tree tonic that suits the gin.
A selection of ‘Belazu’ Gourmet snacks are served.
See the tasting session below for further information -Flavour Spectrum/ Blind tasting or World award winners – What Gin Journey will you choose?
Gin & Tonic of June 2021
Ginetic Gin is created using traditional French distillations techniques, double-distilled in Charentais stills - the same kind used for centuries to produce Cognac. A blend of six botanicals are gently heated in a bain-marie: juniper, Jamaican pepper, lemon peel, Spanish coriander, angelica and cinchona bark. We have paired with Twelve Below Apple and Fresh Garden Mint tonic. A beautifully fresh Gin and Tonic and perfect for the summer.
Tasting No 1
An introduction to some of the lesser known Gins on the menu #1 £25pp
Mr Kamms Gin 42% abv England - Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic Garnish - Fresh and dehydrated Pink grapefruit / Cucumber A great opener for this tasting session- A classic Dry gin with a twist Manly Coastal Citrus 43% abv Australia – Fever-Tree Indian Tonic – Fresh Lemon & dehydrated Orange. A Savoury Citrus Gin- A nose of earthy lemon and herbaceous undertone with a palate of soft spice. William Chase Elegant Crisp apple 48% abv England – Fever-Tree Indian tonic light Or Fever-Tree Ginger beer for those who want something different. - Dehydrated apple The first Gin made using apple vodka as the base spirit. Incredibly smooth. Martin Millers 40% abv England - Fever-Tree Indian Tonic - Cucumber One of the most awarded Gins on the planet! Uniquely made with Icelandic water. Incredibly smooth. Arcade Taverns House pour Gin for Autumn/winter 2020.
Tasting Number 2
An introduction to some of the lesser known Gins on the menu #2 £25pp
St Giles London Dry 42% Norfolk - Fever-tree Indian Tonic or Light if preferred - Garnish - Fresh Orange. Refreshing Citrus and floral notes combined with incredible depth of flavour and smoothness. Multi award winning and locally distilled. Hendricks Summer Solstice 43.4% Scotland - Fever-tree Mediterranean Tonic - Garnish – Fresh Lemon Wonderfully Bright and refreshing with florals blending brilliantly with earthy juniper and soft spices. Hyke 40% England - Fever-Tree Indian Tonic - Fresh Lemon and sprig of Thyme With a warming spice, delicate juniper and a pink grapefruit bitterness on the palate, zesty coriander, cardamom, and bright spices on the nose. A 5-star gin- made using surplus grapes distilled into the base spirit Eden Mill Love 42% Scotland - Fever-Tree Light - Fresh Raspberries A light Blush Pink Gin, infused with hibiscus flowers, rose petals and marshmallow root.
Tasting Number 3
The Fruity One £28pp
If you like Fruit Gins, then try this tasting for a journey like no other. Award winning Gins with a shift away from tonic as a mixer on two of these Premium Spirits. Brockmans 40% abv London - Fever-Tree Sicilian lemonade - Fresh Blueberries Blueberries make this one very smooth fruity Premium Gin. A firm favourite at Arcade Tavern. And beautifully balanced with Sicilian Lemonade for a different opener to a classic G&T Bullard’s Strawberry and Black pepper 40% Norwich - Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic - Fresh Strawberries This fresh, sweet, Fruity and Peppery Gin is made with Bullard’s award winning and beautifully smooth Dry Gin that was awarded ‘Best London dry in the world’ in 2017 at World Gin awards Malfy Arancia 41% Italy - Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic -Fresh and Dehydrated orange. Made using Sicilian Blood Oranges for intense citrus sweetness, with a helping of vanilla and juniper St Giles Raspberry Rhubarb and Ginger 40% abv Norfolk - Fever-Tree Aromatic tonic - Raspberries Voted UK ‘Best flavoured Gin’ An initial explosion of fresh Norfolk raspberries followed by a deliciously satisfying well rounded fruitiness from the Rhubarb with a hit of heat from the Ginger.
Tasting Number 4
The Ultra-Premium one £38pp
You’ll be talking about this lot for quite a while. Duck and Crutch Kensington Dry Gin 45%abv London England - Fever-Tree Indian Tonic - Fresh Lemon A juniper heavy warm and smooth gin, with gently spiced notes. Monkey 47 47%abv Germany - Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic - Mixed frozen berries Made with 47 botanicals sourced from the Black Forest in Germany. Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. NO Not monkeys – its Lingonberries! Bucketful’s of awards for this hugely popular Premium Gin. Audemus Pink pepper 44%abv France - Fever-Tree Indian tonic - Pink Grapefruit Full of peppery goodness from the pink peppers but also made with honey for a great blend of sweet and spicy notes. Soft and lingering heat. Made in the cognac region of France. Ki-No-Bi Kyoto Dry Gin 45.7%abv Japan - Fever-tree Light Tonic - Fresh Orange & Dehydrated lemon Ki-No-Bi – the beauty of the season. On the palate its thick, sweet and oily then explodes with creamy citrussy notes from Yuzu folded withal over juniper. The taste of this Gin is quite exquisite. Hidden Curiosity Aramani Strength Gin 57%abv England - No Mixer – served neat over ice.. this is a sipping Gin but can be diluted to taste with a small amount of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic to open the spirit up and ‘release the dragon’ to give a surge of mighty flavours. Garnished with a zesty Citrus twist of lemon. Waves of bright citrus from Japanese Yuzu, spice from lemony sansho pepper & mouth-watering marmalade notes from kabashu and Kumquat. Worlds Gin award – best English Navy strength Gin 2020. Awesome
Tasting Number 6
The Flavour Spectrum £44pp
The title speaks for itself – Tickly your taste buds.. Allow yourself a few hours to enjoy this Gin Journey at your own pace. Full tasting notes provided. DRY- Sipsmith London Dry CITRUS Citadelle 44% France FLORAL G’VINE Floraison 40% France SAVOURY Fishers London dry 44% England SWEET Hayman’s old tom 40% England SPICE Darnleys view Spiced 42.7% England AROMATIC Half Hitch 40% England FRUIT BATHTUB SLOE
Tasting Number 7
The Award-winning World-Class Gins £36pp
Bullards London Dry World’s Best London dry 2017 Marlebone Orange and Gernium – World’s Best flavoured Gin 2020 Herno Old Tom World’s Best Old Tom Gin 2016/2017 & 2018 Hidden Curiosity’s Aramani Strength Worlds Navy Strength Gin 2020 Haymans Spiced sloe Gin World’s Best Sloe Gin 2020 Tonics are paired for each Gin on offer and garnish as recommended by the producers.
Tasting Number 8
The Over-proof Session £30.00pp
Historically Navy Strength Gin (or Rum) needed to be 57% or over so that if any was spilt on deck and onto gunpowder then the gunpowder would still be able to spark. Hence Navy Strength. Warning these gins are strong but super delicious. Plymouth Navy Strength 57% This exact recipe was supplied to the British Navy for over 200 years! Sipsmith VJOP 57.7% ‘Very Junipery Over proof’– super strong- super junipery. Hidden Curiosities Aramani Strength 59% World Gin awards 2020 Best Navy Strength Winner Bathtub Navy Strength 57% World Gin Awards- best compound Gin here years in a row plus IWSC trophy for best Contemporary Gin 2017 Four Pillars Navy 58.8% Strewth Sheila! Be careful with this one.
Tasting Number 9
Blind Tasting – challenge your taste buds. = £38.00 of all 7 Gin – This tasting can be shorted to 4 = £28.00
We serve the gins with notes to assist you, but they are not in the order they are described below. They are all different, but can you tell the difference and put them in the order they arrive at your table. There’s a prize for the table if you get the correct match. 1 Gin Mare 43% Barcelona Spain 2 GWYR 43% Wales. 3 Haymans Small Gin 43% 4 Hoxton 43% 5 Drumshambo Gunpowder Gin 43% 6 Tuffon Hall 45% abv England 7 Mermaids Gin 42%
Adnams Copper House 40%abv, England
IWSC Gold award 'Outstanding Gin 2013'
This cracking gin from Adnams is distilled in a beer stripping column before being put through a handmade copper pot still. It is then purified in a rectifier, resulting in a very creamy and rich spirit, although at this point it isn’t yet technically a gin! To complete the final stage, it is then infused with six botanicals including juniper, cardamom pod, sweet orange and hibiscus flowers.
Adnams Copper House Pink Gin, 40% abv, England
The much loved Copper House with a raspberry burst.
A pink variation of the classic Copper House Gin from Adnams, name with the original recipe of six botanicals (juniper, orris, coriander, cardamom, sweet orange peel and hibiscus) alongside a helping of raspberry!
Adnams Orange & Sea Buckthorn Gin!
40%abv Seasonal Gin With plenty of Citrus.
Adnams distillery comes this seasonal Orange & Sea Buckthorn Gin! The distillery sourced the sea buckthorn from the coast of Norfolk, and when the berries are crushed they release heaps of tropical fruit notes. Along with orange peel, it makes for a vibrant spirit that's perfect with tonic and a good wedge of citrus.
Audemus Pink Pepper, 44% abv, France
Full of peppery goodness.
A Pink Pepper Gin from French producers Audemus, situated in the heart of Cognac. Made with hand-picked pink peppercorns and a handful of other tasty botanicals including honey, vanilla and cardamom - all of which are macerated separately then distilled under low pressure and temperature. You'll find a good juxtaposition between sweet and spicy notes in this one.
Bathtub, 43.3% abv, England
Beautifully smooth cold compounded gin.
An extraordinary award-winning gin, made using the traditional method of Cold Compounding (or in layman’s terms – infusing). Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with ingredients including: juniper, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. This gin is made in ultra-small batches and the length of the compounding period is controlled entirely by periodic sampling. The resulting spirit is a truly smooth and clean gin with fresh, bright flavours of the botanicals. It’s presented just like an old apothecary medicine bottle – brown paper, string and wax sealed by hand. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Bathtub Navy Strength, 57% abv, England
IWSC Trophy for Contemporary Gin in 2017
As well as boasting a higher ABV than the original Bathtub Gin, it's an intense botanical explosion of cardamom, clove, coriander, citrus & juniper berries from the 'bashing up' (technical term) of the botanicals to release more flavour.
Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk, 42% abv, Co Cork, Ireland
Fragrant nose, a soft mouth feel and warm spicy middle notes.
This gin is a unique endeavour that takes its base spirit from whey and its name from a legendary cow – Big Bertha. Bertha reached the grand old age of 48 and had birthed 39 calves by the time she died in 1993 earning herself the title of world’s oldest cow. The gin is distilled at Ballyvolane House Spirits as a tribute to her longevity. Only 100 bottles made per distillation.
Brockmans, 40% abv, England
Blueberries make this a very smooth and fruity gin.
A fusion of botanicals sourced from all over Europe, this is an intensely smooth, refreshing fruity gin unlike any other on the market. The unique recipe uses Tuscan Juniper, Bulgarian coriander, Valencian Orange peel and wild dried Blueberries and blackberries. A carefully managed steeping and copper pot distillation method results in the highly distinctive and smooth taste. The traditional juniper notes act as a platform for the aromatic wild berries and the citrus kick to come to life.
Brooklyn, 40% abv, USA
Vibrant, citrussy and classic,
Brooklyn Gin is a craft spirit made in New York with fresh citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper. It is fresh, complex, and flavourful. It takes three days to make 300 bottles using one Copper Pot Still. It won a double gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a double gold medal at the 2015 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, a gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a gold medal at the 2015 Craft Competition, and 91 points and a rating of “Excellent, Highly Recommended” at the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Bombay Sapphire, 40% abv, England
Ten beautiful botanicals
Named in honour of gin’s popularity in India throughout British rule, Bombay Sapphire is in fact a born and bred London Gin. Flavoured with the finest juniper berries from Tuscany, these remain at the heart of Bombay Sapphire’s flavour, resulting in a much-loved dry, herbal tang.
Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper, 40% abv, England
The perfect fresh and fruity gin for Summer.
Bullards 'Award Winning' Norwich Dry Gin now has a sweet little sister. Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin is distilled in the heart of Norwich, using fresh strawberries, during both distillation and infusion processes. There are no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. It is sweet and fruity on both the nose and peppery to taste - perfect for sipping over ice or as a G&T.
Citadelle, 44% abv, France
Fragrant, complex and elegant.
This multi-award winning gin is made with 19 botanicals and distilled in a copper still over a naked flame for 12 hours. Nose: Fresh flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle and cinnamon. Palate: Juniper gives way to a voluptuous complexity redolent of fresh flowers. Finish: Elegant, round and highly refined. It is the bestselling gin in Spain.
Haymans Hopped Gin. England
This Unique Gin has evocative grassy notes, balanced by bright grapefruit accents & piney Juniper backbone. Hayman's Hopped Gin is the perfect gin for making a True English G&T, best served with a wedge of pink grapefruit to create a refreshing twist on a classic English G&T. Just 1,200 hand-numbered bottled of Hayman's True English Hopped Gin have been created
Deaths Door, 47% abv, USA
Only 3 botanicals; incredibly smooth due to the vodka base spirit.
Death's Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of organic juniper berries, coriander and fennel. Nose: Aromas of creamy vanilla toffee followed by peppery spice and fresh juniper and anise. Palate: A big, peppery juniper hit with notes of wood resin, citrus and spice carried on the soft, creamy spirit. Finish: Long with a cooling anise character
Duck & Crutch Kensington Dry Gin, 45% England
Distinctively balanced, juniper led, warm and smooth gin
Distilled in a beautiful area of Kensington, London - a warm juniper-heavy, warm & Smooth gin, with a gently spiced warmth. Created by self-taught distillers, George & Hollie. As seen in GQ, BBC Good Food & Harvey Nichols.
Eden Mill Love, 42% abv, Scotland
Love Gin launched in Spring 2015, the recipe includes more typical core botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica) and eight more exotic flavours, including: rose petal, elderberry, rhubarb root, marshmallow root, goji berry, raspberry leaf and whole hibiscus flowers. The hibiscus is infused after distillation. This combination gives it a pale pink colour and a mellow, softer flavour.
Edinburgh Raspberry Gin Liqueur, 20% abv, Scotland
Sweet and tart.
A fruity liqueur handmade in the heart of Scotland by infusing award-winning Edinburgh Gin with a mixture of juicy Perthshire Raspberries and cane sugar. Magical when added to our individual 200ml award winning Prosecco - our “Raspberry Gin Fizz”!
East London Liquor Company Batch No.2, 47% abv, England
A floral, herbaceous and woody gin.
Made with 12 botanicals including juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, thyme, winter savoury, fennel seed, orris root, lavender, lemon peel, sage and bay leaf. Thyme and fennel are evident throughout with the lavender adding some floral intrigue to the nose. The bay leaf, sage and winter savoury bring a herbal and woody characteristic to the gin. The finish is warming but not too spicy.
Fishers, 44% abv, England
A London dry gin from the Suffolk coast.
Made with a barley base alongside classic gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, orange and lemon peels) as well as some not-so-classic botanicals - spignel, rock samphire, wood aven and bog myrtle, all native to the Suffolk coast. Nose: Herbaceous and subtly salty. Vegetal rock samphire notes stand out. Palate: Slightly sweeter than on the nose, with fresh juniper and orange peels. Still herbal, and perhaps a little coastal. Finish: Mint leaf and cardamom. Juniper remains sweet. A gin as pure and wild as the sea. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
Fifty Pounds, 43.5% abv, England
Named after the 1736 Gin Act.
A perfect combination of its natural ingredients give this gin an exceptional smoothness. Originally named after the 1736 Gin Act which levied a fee of £50 on anyone producing gin in the UK, designed to stem the gin craze which had spread the country, the Fifty pounds contains 11 botanicals. The first 8 are the classic ones: juniper, angelica root, coriander, liquorice root, grains of paradise, lemon and orange rind. The three remaining botanicals form part of the Fifty Pounds Gin 'secret' recipe. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz, 37.8% abv, Australia
Distilled with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes.
This intriguing treat is the delicious result of mixing Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes. The Australian distillers steeped the grapes in the gin for eight weeks, then pressed the grapes and blended it with yet more of their gin! The palate is thick with juicy berry notes, underpinned by hints of peppery juniper and earthy herbs. A light hint of Christmas-y spices lingers. Incredibly rich and deep purple in colour.
Gin Mare, 43% abv, Spain
The essence of the Mediterranean. An incredible gin.
This is one beautiful gin. It’s seriously impressive and made all the more desirable by its gorgeous bottle. Distilled in a fishing village near Barcelona, Gin Mare smells and tastes like essence of the Mediterranean. It was designed as a ‘pan-Mediterranean concept’ that unites the different cultures around the sea, representing their botanical stars. Its primary botanicals are Arbequina olives, thyme, basil, rosemary & lemon. Gin Mare smells of Mediterranean Sea breezes. It has clear scents of its woody herbs and citrus, with subtle sweetness. It tastes spicy at first then mellows, with an exponentially long, soft finish when the olives really come through. It’s herby and complex at the same time as being gentle and fragrant. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
G’Vine Floraison, 40% abv, France
Infused with Ugni Blanc grape.
The subtle aromatic vine flower, together with the grape spirit results in a light, smooth, delicate and floral gin evolving into spicy warmth with an extremely long finish. The name Floraison means “flowering”, the key moment in the life cycle of the vine and the perfect description for a gin that is fresh and floral, refreshing yet round and smooth, evoking the very essence of springtime in the vineyards, when the air is filled with fragrance of blossoming vine flowers. Best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic.
Hoxton, 43% abv, England
Warning - Grapefruit and coconut!
If you like Pina Coladas!!! A fresh and fruity gin with an impressive array of ethically-sourced ingredients. Coconut, grapefruit, juniper, iris, tarragon and ginger are macerated for 5 days before a single distillation in 150-year-old copper pot-stills to obtain the perfect concentration for blending with grain spirit. Hoxton Gin is then filtered and rested in steel tanks for two months, a longer than usual process which helps integrate the myriad flavours.
Half Hitch, 40% abv, England
Black tea and bergamot.
Half Hitch Gin - 'The G with Tea' - is handmade in Camden and uniquely made with bergamot and black tea. Half Hitch smells bright, fruity, mellow, aromatic, rounded and slightly herbal, with aromas of citrus including the bergamot. At first it tastes spicy and sweet, with clear flavours of bergamot, orange peel, nutmeg and some of that black tea. It has hints of woody spice and a slight grassiness. Once the spice has calmed and dispersed, the more mellow flavours hang around for absolutely ages.
Haymans Old Tom Gin, 40% abv, England
A classic Old Tom Gin. Hayman Distillery.
Nose: Sweet lavender, candied lemon peel, hints of violets and tangy juniper plus orange zest. Palate: Zesty, rich palate. Sweet with gingerbread, juniper and spice. Finish: Good length, with developing sweet, spicy dryness and iced tea.
Hendrick's, 41.4% abv, Scotland
Unique cucumber & rose Scottish gin.
Housed inside an unmistakable dark apothecary bottle, Hendrick's Gin is blended with cucumber and rose infusions after distillation. It's unique and this method makes Hendrick's distinct from London Dry and Plymouth Gins. Distilled differently to most, all the botanicals are added to the top of the spirit to ensure only the best flavours survive the extraction process.
Malfy, 41% abv, Italy
A perfectly soft and citrussy gin made using Italian lemons.
Malfy Gin is made by Torino Distillati, or Turin Distillery. A wonderfully vibrant, New Western Gin, Malfy Gin radiates brightly with lemon and citrus zest. Sharp and dry on the nose with an abundance of fresh lemon and a hint of ginger, Malfy softens on the palate becoming lemon sorbet-like. Despite being a very modern gin, there is noticeable juniper and a touch of black pepper that brings the gin around perfectly. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Martin Millers, 40% abv, England
One of the most awarded gins on the planet!
With botanicals sourced worldwide, a copper pot still that is over 100 years old, and water from Iceland (the purest, softest water in the world), Martin Miller's Dry Gin is smooth and delicate. It has long lasting citrus aromas with juniper notes punching through but not overpowering, and a soft, clean finish. One of the most awarded gins on the planet, distilled in England.
Martin Millers Westbourne, 45.2% abv, England
Higher abv to the original adding depth and additional flavour.
Higher abv to the original adding depth and additional flavour Using the same distillation techniques and botanicals as the original, it’s the alcohol content that sets them apart and gives Westbourne its unique flavour. An increase to 45.2%abv gives it that extra bit or character, bringing out the juniper flavours and giving a spicier, richer gin that still retains the classic smooth soft texture of the original.
Mean London Dry, 43% abv, England
Inspired in Greenwich.
This Gin is the creation of one man’s ambition to create the perfect example of a London Dry and, in our opinion, he has succeeded! The idea was conceived in his apartment in Greenwich two years ago and the journey he has been on to create it has culminated in this prime meridian spirit. It is traditionally distilled is small batches in South London and has a cardamom and citrus forward with a spicy undertone.
Monkey 47, 47% abv, Germany
Made with 47 botanicals!
This is the fastest-selling Gin in the UK at the moment, and for a premium gin with a tidal wave of new gins on the market, that is saying something! A small batch production, made with the benefit of "masterful distillation and maturation", it has scents of citrus and pure juniper, with lavender notes and a slightly sweet floral aroma, a tangy and crisp citrus edge, a hint of peppery spices and subtle bitter fruit. The 47 handpicked botanicals - centering on the lingonberry - are predominantly sourced in the Black Forest, Germany, and prepared in soft local spring water, giving it an unrivalled complexity and quality. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Nordes Atlantic Galician, 40% abv, Spain
Distilled from Albariño wine.
Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin is distilled from Albariño wine and a selection of 12 wild Galician botanicals such as laurel, caralleira grass, lemon verbena and eucalyptus resulting in a clean, distinctive gin with subtle floral flavours and a hint of citrus and spice. This unique flavour profile is inspired by the eponymous fresh northerly Atlantic wind. Best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Plymouth Gin, 41.2% abv, England
Try as a Pink G&T with Aromatic Tonic – The Pink Flamingo!
Plymouth Gin used to be geographically protected so it could only be produced in Plymouth, Devon. Flavour-wise, it's similar to a London Dry Gin, though slightly sweeter and containing a different blend of botanicals with more emphasis on earthy roots and fruit-forward flavours. Plymouth gin has been distilled with the same seven exotic botanicals and soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol since 1793.
Sacred, 40% abv, England
Double Gold Medal Award Winner at San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Each of the 12 organically sourced botanicals of this classic London Dry Gin is distilled separately under a low-pressure vacuum (unlike a traditional distillery with copper pot stills) to create a fresh, creamy, beautifully balanced gin like no other. The scale of production at the Sacred Micro-distillery is possibly the smallest in the world for a commercial gin and is the only vacuum distillery in London. The name ‘Sacred’ comes from one of the botanicals used to create this gin – Frankincense (whose other name is Boswellia Sacra, perhaps making the “sacred” link a little more obvious).
Sipsmith, 41.6% abv, England
Sipsmith: As London as gin gets.
This multi-award winning gin was launched in 2009, having been made in the first copper still in London for nearly 200 years. It led the way for the whole modern craft distilling movement. "The quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin." Bold, complex and aromatic, perfect for a G&T - in which you'll taste hints of orange marmalade and lemon tart.
Sipsmith V.J.O.P., 57.7% abv, England
This one is supercharged!
V.J.O.P. (which of course stands for “Very Junipery Over Proof”) is made in a similar way to Sipsmith’s regular gin, except that the juniper has been turned up to eleven. With extra juniper added to the original recipe, even more is added while the gin is in Sipsmith’s lovely pot still, and it’s also vapour infused via their Carter head.
Tanqueray, 43.1% abv, England
A simple London Gin with 180 years of history.
Tanqueray is gin stripped down to its most naked form. Distilled four times over with only four botanicals added to the spirit: juniper, Angelica, Coriander and Liquorice. This is perfect gin to have at any time. It’s a simple but balance London Dry Gin. Fact: Frank Sinatra’s favourite gin.
William Chase Elegant Crisp Apple, 48% abv, England
Made with apples from their own 300yr old bioganic orchards.
William Chase Elegant is the first gin to be made using apple vodka as the base spirit. They then add hops, elderflower, juniper, Bramley apple and angelica plus secret wild botanicals from their meadow and fresh water from their well. The nose is citrus and fresh, the palate is warm and spicy and the finish is aromatic and complex. Try with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer.
Warner Edwards Rhubarb, 40% abv, England
Subtle, sweet and refreshing.
Made using a crop of rhubarb originally grown in the kitchen garden of Buckingham palace during the reign of Queen Victoria. The rhubarb juice is extracted using a traditional fruit press and blended with Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin to produce an alluring pink gin that is voluptuous on the palate with a sweet and tangy royal rhubarb explosion. Lovely with tonic and a dash of Vanilla Bitters or alternatively try it with a Fever-Tree Ginger Ale.
Wilkin & Sons Little Scarlet Strawberry Gin Liqueur, 28% abv, England
Little Scarlet Strawberries are unique to the Wilkin Estates at Tiptree, Essex, where they have been growing fruit since the 1800s.They are hand-picked, then sent to, Hayman's, in Witham, Essex. Hayman’s have an artisan still where they make traditional London Dry Gin. Wilkins berries are rested in the gin, and the result is this delicious gin liqueur, offering bright, clean strawberry notes with a crisp background of juniper.
Wilkin & Sons English Raspberry Gin Liqueur
English Raspberries at their very best!
Raspberries are amongst the most traditional of crops farmed at Tiptree. Each year Wilkins wait until the fruit is perfectly plump and juicy before picking. Tiptree English Raspberry Gin Liqueur bursts with the fruitiness of English raspberries.
Wilkin & Sons English Damson Gin Liqueur, 28% abv, England
Every Autumn, vibrant Blue damsons bring a splash of colour to the Tiptree orchards each Damson plum is carefully hand-picked into a basket. Tiptree English Damson Gin Liqueur offers a deep, velvet sweetness of damson with more than a hint of almond on the finish.
Portobello Road 171, 42% abv, England
Fresh, clean and pure in profile.
This gin was released by award winning Notting Hill Bar Portobello Star, home of the Ginstitute. This is where one can learn an awful lot about gin, so you would expect Portobello Road No 171 to be rather good, and indeed it is. It’s an old-style London Dry Gin, containing traditional botanicals and spices, that harks back to the gins of yesteryear. Made in Portobello Road using the city’s smallest working copper pot still.
Zymurgorium Distillery & Northern Monk Brewery Infirmarian Black Hop Gin, 40% abv, England
Made with hops…and it’s purple!
A collaboration between Zymurgorium Distillery in Manchester and Northern Monk Brewery in Leeds. This gin was envisioned as a deconstruction of a black IPA in gin form, Infirmarian is a "black hop gin" laced with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic, where the hops character is accentuated by grapefruit and kissed by junipers and liquorice.
Zymurgorium Distillery & Northern Monk Brewery Cahokia Gin, 40% abv, England
Made with New World hops.
This is a unique spirit made using juniper as you would expect, but it also has New World hops, coffee, vanilla, orris, lime, Mexican organic royal blue agave, mango, pineapple and tangerine! This is one smooth and incredibly delicious gin.