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Gin

Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles, that revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.

Gin began its life as a medicinal liquor and monks in Italy were swiftly followed by other monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly Southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands – where gin is often incorrectly believed to have been invented, to provide aqua vita from distillates of grapes and grains. It then became an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin emerged in England after the introduction of the jenever, a Dutch and Belgian liquor which originally had been a medicine. Although this development had been taking place since early 17th century, gin became widespread after the William of Orange-led 1688 Glorious Revolution and subsequent import restrictions on French brandy.

Gin today is produced in subtly different ways, from a wide range of herbal ingredients, giving rise to a number of distinct styles and brands. After juniper, gin tends to be flavoured with botanical/herbal, spice, floral or fruit-flavours or often a combination. It is most commonly consumed mixed with tonic water. Gin is also often used as a base spirit to produce flavoured gin-based liqueurs such as, for example, Sloe gin, traditionally by the addition of fruit, flavourings and sugar.

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  • Level Gin

    Level Gin

    A triple distilled gin from Teichenné that uses a base of distilled wine and botanicals such as juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, angelica, cardamom, grapefruit and orange blossom.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    The orange blossom is prominent alongside the juniper, supported by grapefruit that provides the perfect link with the traditional botanicals.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using St George Thyme (Timo) Tonic.

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  • JJ Whitley Elderflower

    JJ Whitley Elderflower

    J.J. Whitley spent much of his childhood in old Georgian and Victorian vicarages, latterly in Daresbury – the birthplace of Lewis Carroll. These vicarages would have had expansive kitchen gardens and natural hedgerows in which the young J.J. would have played. As he grew older, the English countryside became the natural source of key ingredients for tantalising recipes like this Elderflower Gin, made with real elderflower extract.

    Tasting Notes:

    Candied sweetness, dominated by the unmistakable punch of elderflower with flicks of grassiness, orange blossom and honey.

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  • JJ Whitley Nettle

    JJ Whitley Nettle

    A rediscovered classic inspired by British gardens and hedgerows. This is certainly an unusual gin with delicate flavours. Best with a tonic that isn’t overpowering. It has juniper to start on the nose then a strong herbaceous punch from the nettles. Notes of citrus and coriander are bound by a delicate sweetness

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Chopped basil, oily juniper, crushed coriander, forest floor and a subtle spark of citrus peels.

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  • JJ Whitley London Dry

    JJ Whitley London Dry

    J.J. Whitley London Dry Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history. It’s a classic London Dry recipe, which uses a blend of eight botanicals, including orange peel, lemon peel, juniper, angelica seeds, coriander seed, liquorice, cassia bark and orris root.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Wonderful smoothness with clear notes of juniper, perfectly complemented by hints of citrus, spice and parma violets.

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  • JJ Whitley Violet

    JJ Whitley Violet

    J.J. Whitley Violet Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history. It’s recipe uses a blend of eight botanicals including juniper, angelica root, coriander and liquorice with a natural flavour burst of the quintessential English country garden flower, the violet.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    A smooth and refined fragrance with a light delicate taste of violet rounded off with a subtle sweetness and soft scents of juniper.

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  • L’Arbre Gin

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    L’Arbre Gin

    Here we have a Mediterranean gin, crafted with Mediterranean botanicals! The main botanicals for L’Arbre are sourced from the Mediterranean Penedès area in Catalonia, including thyme, basil, lavender and rosemary. It’s produced in Tarragone in northeast Spain, and is the work of three generations over 63 years. The fresh, herbaceous gin is housed in this rather lovely bottle, with the tree representing the past, the foundations and the roots, with the branches representing the future. Perhaps that means we can expect to see more tasty things to come…

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    A burst of citrus against a backdrop of juniper, aromatic herbs, predominantly basil, rounded up with floral lavender.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using St George Thyme (Timo) Tonic.

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  • Ampersand Blueberry

    Ampersand Blueberry

    A premium gin made from juniper berries and a selection of blueberries distilled by Spanish spirits company Osborne, Ampersand Blueberry Gin is a fruity and refreshing tipple ideal for combining with lemonade.

     

    With this gin, if you decide lemonade will make it too sweet, we would recommend using Original Classic Tonic (Slimline or Full Fat)

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  • Ampersand Melon

    Ampersand Melon

    A melon-flavoured Spanish gin produced by Osborne, this Ampersand bottling is perfect for summertime sipping, refreshing your G&T or an innovative cocktail or two.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using Original Ginger Beer.

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  • Ampersand Strawberry

    Ampersand Strawberry

    A strawberry-flavoured Spanish gin produced by Osborne (known worldwide for their extensive selection of brandy). This should be well-suited to enjoying as a classic Gin Tonica, with the balloon glass, loads of ice, fresh fruit and everything…

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using Original Berries Tonic (Slimline or Full fat!)

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  • Ampersand London Dry

    Ampersand London Dry

    Ampersand is distilled in England using juniper, coriander, angelica, pepper and the finest Spanish orange and lemon peels (peeled by hand and sun-dried). This London Dry Gin is from Osborne, not to be confused with Canada’s Ampersand Distilling Co.

     

    The ideal gin for people who like the old school style G&T.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using Original Citrus Tonic (Slimline or Full fat!)

     

    Or you could use it as the base for a delightful Negroni using either Nordesia Vermouth Branco or Nordesia Vermouth Roxo

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  • Ampersand Mango & Chili

    Ampersand Mango & Chili

    Ampersand Mango Chili, your premium flavoured gin with a spicy and very refreshing touch. The glass of summer.

    Mango is a fruit that likes. Its taste, juicy, sweet and at the same time refreshing, is very appetizing especially in summer. Ampersand are aware of this and that’s why they launch their variety with mango aroma and also with a touch of hot chili, which together with your favourite tonic (or Sprite or 7up if you prefer) makes even more appetizing gin and tonic in summer.

    Tasting notes:

    Colour: The first thing that catches the eye of Ampersand Mango Chili is its orange colour, in the brand’s distinctive bottle.

    Nose: When served in a glass and left to air, it smells of mango, fruity and exotic.

    Taste: Finally, it is very very pleasant on the palate. The fruity tones of the mango blend very well with the spiciness of the chili, contrasting and surprising the palate.

     

    With this gin, if you decide lemonade will make it too sweet, we would recommend using Original Classic Tonic (Slimline or Full Fat)

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  • Filliers Tangerine

    Filliers Tangerine

    Based on the original Filliers Dry Gin 28 recipe, this seasonal edition has been created by Master Distiller Pedro Saez Del Burgo using the finest tangerines from Valencia, harvested exclusively between November and January.

    This limited edition, small batch, copper pot-distilled gin is produced at the Filliers distillery, where top quality genever and other spirits have been created under the watchful eye of 5 generations of the Filliers family for well over a century.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Nose: Tangerine and orange notes are immediately apparent amongst the juniper, mixed peels and spices.

    Palate: A harmonious smorgasbord of botanicals including refreshing fruit (yep, there’s tangerine in there) and cardamom.

    Taste: Crisp, drying and altogether satisfying.

    Overall: Bright and beautiful, big and bold. Brilliant!

     

    With this gin, we would recommend either using Peter Spanton Chocolate tonic,  St George Fiori D’Arancia or  Original Acai and Ginger tonic

     

    Please be aware that this is a 50cl bottle and with a 50cl bottle of gin, we would suggest buying 7 (0.20cl) bottles of tonic water.  You don’t want the drink to be too weak.

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  • Filliers Pine Blossom

    Filliers Pine Blossom

    From Belgian distillers Filliers’ comes another variation on their Dry Gin 28, this time featuring a fresh breeze of pine blossom running through its centre. Rich and earthy, the Filliers’ Dry Gin 28 Pine Blossom is intensely refreshing and easily stands out in cocktails.

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Nose: Kaffir lime and lemon zest, peppercorn, plenty of juniper and big wafts of forest air in the Summer.

    Palate: Wonderfully creamy. Notes of bruised mint leaf, vanilla pod and fresh, spicy pine.

    Colour: Long and warming, with a very yummy hint of ice cream right at the end.

    Overall: This gin shouts “fresh” in size 72 font, but within you’ll find complex, earthy touches which round it out nicely.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend using Original Classic Tonic (Slimline or Full Fat)

     

    Please be aware that this is a 50cl bottle and with a 50cl bottle of gin, we would suggest buying 7 (0.20cl) bottles of tonic water.  You don’t want the drink to be too weak.

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  • Filliers Sloe

    Filliers Sloe

    A sloe gin from the brilliant Belgian distillery, Filliers. Whilst you might see sloe gin as a purely British commodity, like fish & chips or tweed jackets, the talented folks at Filliers certainly know how to whip one up to rival many of the best Britain has to offer.

    Rich and jammy with cherries, figs and plums, alongside classic notes of juniper and cinnamon, Filliers Sloe Gin is just the ticket to warm you up on a chilly winter evening, but just as good splashed into a refreshing cocktail.

     

    If you’re not having it in a cocktail, enjoy it neat!

     

    Tasting Notes:

    Nose: Plum jam springs to mind, but so does sweet chutney. There’s a savoury edge too, well seasoned bread sauce with clove perhaps. More perfumed given time in the glass.

    Palate: Boom! Thick, dark cherry and prune with juniper and cinnamon, where did that come from?

    Colour: Mouthcoating, tart and oh so moreish.

    Overall: The Filliers take on Sloe Gin, different and delicious – we can’t wait to try this in a few cocktails too.

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  • Filliers Barrel Aged

    Filliers Barrel Aged

    Made by Belgian distillers, Filliers, their Barrel Aged Gin is made with the Dry Gin 28, featuring 28 carefully considered botanicals and the essential juniper berry, which has been matured for around four months in Limousin barrels that have a medium char and previously held Cognac. The maturation that this Filliers gin has enjoyed adds an extra depth of character, a vanilla creaminess to the spirit. Barrel aged gin is really coming into its own as a category at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why when you get taste of this well textured and flavoursome spirit.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Nose: Orange and lime essential oils give way to Florentine biscuits, vanilla custard, almonds and baked aromas of orange bread and cake.

    Palate: Creamy juniper is supported by citrus, predominantly lemon now.

    Colour: Drying, with notes of orange and lemon drizzle cake.

    Overall: Another gorgeous Filliers gin, with the time in Limousin Cognac casks lending a slight vanilla cakeyness that runs throughout.

     

    With this gin we would recommend mixing it with Original Ginger Beer. 

     

    Please be aware that this is a 50cl bottle and with a 50cl bottle of gin, we would suggest buying 7 (0.20cl) bottles of tonic water.  You don’t want the drink to be too weak.

    27.00
  • Ordesano

    Ordesano

    Ordesano, family-owned company founded in 2009, is located in the charming village of Broto, located in the Pyrenees and surrounded by beautiful countryside at the foot of the National Park Ordesa and Monte Perdido, in the Aragon region.
    In these idyllic landscapes the local flora provides the perfect ingredients to produce Gin Premium Ordesano, made with traditional methods and with juniper and pear from the valley.
    Gin Ordesano offers you its natural and original essence that allows you to feel and remember the places of our environment.

     

    With this gin, we would recommend either using Original Acai and Ginger tonic

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