Best savoury gins
Bold and aromatic, savoury gins work beautifully in everything from G&Ts to martinis and negronis, and they’re a great option if you’re looking for an alternative to sweeter, fruitier gins
Explore our favourite savoury gins below, and for more gin recommendations check out our guides for best gins, best British gins, best international gins and best flavoured gins. You can also order drinks online and explore our favourite online bottle shops to stock up your home bar. Looking to get away? Check out our guide to the best gin holidays.
Best savoury gins to try
Inspired by the botanicals of Corsica, this gorgeously packaged gin features botanicals of rosemary, basil, bergamot and green olive, as well as a tiny pinch of sea salt. It delivers exactly what the name suggests, deliciously savoury, dry and headily herbaceous, with accompanying hits of juniper and citrus. It's perfect for a holiday-themed G&T – garnish with a wedge of citrus and a sprig of rosemary, take a sip and pretend you're on a sun-drenched terrace by the Mediterranean.
Named after the fifth taste – umami savouriness – this gin may be a Marmite affair for those with a sweeter tooth, but we loved it. With some out-there botanicals including Italian capers and Parmigiano Reggiano, it could easily have been over the top, but instead this is a moreishly savoury gin with a subtle briny twang and woody notes that come from ageing in ex-cognac barrels.
With rosemary, thyme, olive and basil included in the botanical line up, this savoury, herbaceous Spanish number evokes Mediterranean summer like no other gin. Serve in a copa de balon glass with plenty of ice for ultimate holiday vibes.
Inspired by the Norfolk coastline, this is the gin equivalent to a fresh sea breeze, with a subtle salty, savoury profile and complex notes of sea vegetables, citrus and fennel. We were also impressed with their eco-friendly refill service, which offers 700ml pouches of gin to top bottles back up (and you can post the pouch back to Bullards free of charge for recycling).
This unusual gin features a host of rare botanicals foraged on the Suffolk coast. Herbaceous and subtly saline on the nose (we were reminded of sea vegetables), it’s slightly sweeter to taste, with aromatic cardamom notes.
Expect headily herbal, almost vegetal aromas and subtle citrus flavours from this unconventional Italian gin, which its makers claim is the ideal gin for a negroni.
As well as its subtle green colour, hand-foraged seaweed adds a salty, funky edge to this offbeat gin. It’s super-smooth and fresh, with notes of mint that tingle on the tongue. The gin’s full-bodied nature means it would hold its own in a dirty martini, served with oysters for an extra briny hit.
Featuring a complex blend of 29 different botanicals from the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, this award-winning gin has a headily herbaceous, floral profile – think wildflower meadow on a summer’s day. Use in a gimlet.
This award-winning, punchy gin (60% ABV!) packs in flavour, with bold, peppery spice and a savoury edge