№1 Old English Gin (Champagne Bottle) ABV 44%
When buying Gin in the 1700’s and 1800’s you’d be offered a simple choice: Holland’s Gin or English Gin. This Old English Gin is made from a 1783 recipe, distilling eleven botanicals in Angela, the oldest pot still being used in England today. And by using a champagne bottle, organic sealing and silk printed label, all as they did back in 1783.
Best Green Launch 2012, London
Best New Product 2013, Paris
Style: London Dry Gin
№2 Bulldog ABV 40%
It is a super-premium gin handcrafted in England. It is infused with the most exotic melange of all natural botanicals ever assembled in a gin – 12 botanicals from 8 countries – including lavender, lotus leaves, dragon eye (cousin of the lychee fruit and long heralded as an ancient Asian aphrodisiac) and organically farmed Italian juniper. It has been rated “SUPERB (90-95)” by Paul Pacult, Wine Enthusiast Magazine and a “Top 50 Spirit.”
№3 The King Soho ABV 42%
It is a complex spirit crafted with 12 botanicals. While remaining true to its London Dry heritage it has a delicate combination of sweetness, citrus and earthiness and a hint of grapefruit bitterness on the back of the palate.
Style: Exotic Spices
№4 Opihr Oriental Spiced ABV 40%
It is inspired by the exotic aromas of the ancient spice route with cardamom, coriander & black pepper.
№5 Whitley Neil ABV 42%
The inspiration of the gin comes from the vivid beauty & mystery of Africa. It is produced in small batches in an antique copper pot still, and contains two African botanicals — Baobab Fruit and Cape Gooseberries as well as Coriander Seeds, Sweet Lemon, Sweet Orange, Angelica Root, Cassia Bark, Florentine Iris & Juniper Berries. The result is a distinctively smooth, light & citrusy Gin.
Gold in The Spirits Business Awards 2010: Premium Category
Style: Different Colour
№6 Victoria’s Rhubarb ABV 40%
The distillery sits in an old stone barn on Falls Farm, where ‘Curiosity’ a bespoke copper pot still, creates small batches of exceptionally smooth gin.
№ 7 Saffron Gin ABV 40% (Dijon France)
Distilled in Dijon by Gabriel Boudier apparently using nine botanicals (although we only know of eight): juniper, coriander, lemon, orange peel, angelica seeds, iris, fennel and the eponymous saffron, which considering this gin’s colour we presume is steeped after distillation.
Style: Sloe Gin
№8 Sipsmith Limited Edition Series ABV 29%
The first copper distillery to launch in London for nearly 200 years, on a mission to bring the art of uncompromising, small batch gin distillation back to the capital where it all began. First distilled in a copper still and then left it to rest on wild sloe berries, hand-picked in the autumn. The result is a truly handmade sloe gin that is subtle, complex and bursting with flavour.
Style: Ageing in Barrel, Jenever
№9 Filliers 12 years old ABV 38% (Belgium)
This limited edition Graanjenever uses only malted barley and rye, made by the more traditional ‘oude’ method of production. The malt and grain is fermented then distilled in copper stills to produce a malt wine, then distilled a second time in column stills. The final cut is blended with Filliers’ juniper berry distillates. Filliers’ 12 Year Old is aged in American & Limousin oak barrels, before bottling in a special black traditional ceramic bottle.
Style: Made from Grape
№10 G’Vine Floraison (France) ABV 40%
G’Vine Gin Global Bartender Challenge 2015 celebrates innovators who look at life through a different lens. The floral taste of the vine flower is very upfront, with juniper, cardamom and ginger following along
№11 6 o’clock Gin 43%
Gold ‘Best in Class’ 2011 IWSC awards: “Delightful variation on a theme. The traditional characters are there but some fresh citrus and lovely notes of elderflower.