Best British Gins

Which gin should you drink tonight?

We are huge fans of craft gin, and we have carefully selected a gin for every taste and occasion. Take our quiz to find out which gin you should choose...

Which gin should you drink tonight?

Saturday 8 June is World Gin Day. We are huge fans of craft gin, and we have carefully selected a gin for every taste and occasion. Take our quiz to find out which gin you should celebrate with…

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

A well-balanced gin, perfect for a cosy night in, with exotic, spicy botanicals that make it warming and easy to drink.

 

Flavour profile: Spiced

Botanicals: Juniper, cubeb peppers, cumin seeds, coriander, black pepper, orange peel

Perfect pairing: Slice of fresh ginger

Rock Rose Floral gin

Proving the British craft distilling movement has gone all the way to the Northern tip of Scotland, Rock Rose harnesses their regionality in their gin.

 

Rock Rose is bright and packed with fruity berries and a delicate astringency. Combined with a beautiful ceramic bottle and a passionate team, this gin is perfect for summer entertaining.

 

Flavour profile: Floral

Botanicals: Juniper, rose root, sea buckthorn, rowan berries, bilberries, cardamom, coriander seed, verbena

Perfect pairing: Sprig of rosemary

Salcombe Gin

This Devon distillery’s London dry is a classic, super-smooth affair. Though earthy juniper is dominant, it’s followed by bright, zingy citrus – as well as a subtle, warming spice. Serve at your next summer garden party or for a gathering of friends and family.

Flavour profile: Juniper

Botanicals: Juniper, coriander seed, ruby grapefruit, lemon, lime, cubeb

Perfect pairing: Slice of ruby grapefruit

Portobello Road Gin

Designed by the team at Portobello Road and distilled at Thames Distillery nearby, this is a gin that is hard to knock. With its booming juniper, classic coriander seed core and peppery nutmeg finish, it’s a perfect choice for those who like a classic G&T.

 

Flavour profile: Citrus/spiced

Botanicals: Juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, lemon peel, orange peel, liquorice root, cassia bark, nutmeg

Perfect pairing: Grapefruit peel and cracked black pepper

Gin Mare

With rosemary, thyme, olive, and basil included in the botanical line up, this herbaceous Spanish gin evokes Mediterranean summer like no other gin. Pair with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of fresh orange for the ultimate summer holiday vibes.

 

Flavour profile: Herbaceous

Botanicals: Rosemary, thyme, olive, basil

Perfect pairing: Sprig of rosemary and a slice of fresh orange

Slingsby Gooseberry Gin

You’ve chosen our flavoured gin option… The Yorkshire distillery’s tart and zesty winner is packed with tangily fruity gooseberries (also sourced in Yorkshire) that marry perfectly with the citrussy notes of the base gin.

 

Botanicals: Severn sea rosemary, silver posie thyme, green and jasmine tea, citrus thyme, garden thyme, rhubarb, sage, lovage, chervil, nettle, sweet cicely, rose hip, angelica, cassia, orris root, coriander, liquorice, grapefruit and juniper.

Perfect pairing: Fresh sliced apple. Or try topping up with some sparkling white wine for a spring-like spritz.

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