7 gins from around the world

Just add ice and a slice.

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Last updated: 9 June 2018 - 1.09pm

With World Gin Day just around the corner (June 9), there’s no better time to be adventurous with this much beloved spirit.

Here are some of the best gins out there…

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1.Brooklyn Gin

Produced in the heart of New York using hand-cracked juniper and fresh citrus peels, Brooklyn Gin is one of the most renowned gins in the US. The small-batch company has won several awards and it takes them three days to produce 300 bottles of fine spirit by hand. With hints of lavender, this gin is good to drink with just a wedge of lime. You can find it at Marks & Spencer, priced £37.

2. No. 209 Gin

Representing the West Coast and San Francisco, No. 209 distillery offers a selection of premium, handcrafted spirits. Produced meticulously in the only distillery in the world built over water, this gin offers various flavours including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon barrel aged gin. It’s also the only company to produce a certified for Kosher-for-Passover gin. Grab a bottle from Amazon, priced £37.25.

3.  Scapegrace

Coming all the way from the Southern Alps in New Zealand, Scapegrace gin is a fine choice for modern-day gin connoisseurs. Created with 12 botanicals and water sourced from the foothills of the mountains, Scapegrace is intensely aromatic with fragrant juniper, fresh orange peel and warming spice. It is best served with ice and tonic, garnished with an orange wheel and a sprig of thyme. It’s available from Majestic Wines priced £37.80.

4. Rock Rose

Hailing from the northernmost coast of Scotland, Rock Rose Gin relies on flavours foraged from the Caithness countryside. Each seasonal batch is different, depending on what the team can source – from blaeberries to gorse flowers – and the gin comes in lovely ceramic bottles (£37.50 a pop).

5. Langley’s Old Tom


With #NegroniWeek in full swing, why not try it with Langley's Old Tom Gin. With its rich and rounded flavour, and light sweetness, Langley's Old Tom is based on a Victorian recipe and makes one hell of a #negroni _________________ N E G R O N I 35ml gin | 35ml Campari | 35ml Sweet Vermouth _________________ The origin of the "Old Tom" name is believed to date back to the 18th century when unlicensed gin sales were illegal. With gin production "going underground", gin drinkers would need to look for wooden plaques in the streets, or on the walls of watering holes, carrying the picture of a cat. They would insert a coin into the cats mouth, whisper a a secret password, and a shot of gin would be poured down a pipe and out of a hole underneath the cats paw. ______________ #gin #langleysgin #cocktailoftheday #cocktails #photography #photographer #cocktailbar #cocktailtime #bartender #spirits #drinks #beverage #instadrink #instalike #instagood #passion #gincocktail #cocktailhour #bars #bartending #thirsty #foodphotographer #bartenderlife #cocktailhour #f52grams #mixology #cocktailnight #greatbar #oldtom

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This gin dates back to the Victorian times. Langley’s Old Tom is distilled in the West Midlands, is based on a recipe from 1891 and brings together eight botanicals. It is spicy, with hints of citrus, grapefruit and juniper and is best served with a splash of tonic, a sprig of rosemary and a handful of blueberries. Get it from Ocado for £25.

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6. Roku


ROKU won the Master Award in The Sprits Business Design Masters 2017, an award presented by The Spirits Business which is a leading international industry news outlet. ROKU’s design was evaluated as “well-executed” in design and appearance, communicating a clear brand narrative. Please enjoy the bottle design embodying the Japanese aesthetic, seen in the hexagonal bottle with engravings of the six unique Japanese botanicals, along with the Japanese calligraphy on traditional washi-paper. The Sprits Business design masters2017 で最高賞「Master Award」を受賞! 世界的に著名なスピリッツ雑誌The Spirits Businessが、優れたスピリッツのプロダクトデザインに与える賞「The Spirits Business design masters 2017」において、ROKUが最高賞である「Master Award」を受賞しました。 審査員からは「ブランドストーリーを見事に伝える、素晴らしいデザイン」と評価をいただきました。 ROKUの香味の特長である、六種類のジャパニーズボタニカルが彫刻された、六角形のボトル。和紙に描かれた力強い筆文字。 日本の美意識に溢れたボトルデザインを、是非ご覧ください。 #roku #gin #rokugin #japanesegin #craftgin #Japanesecraftgin #japaneseculture #sake #japan #beamsuntory #award #六 #ジン #ジャパニーズクラフトジン #日本

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Named after the Japanese word for the number six, Roku gin is distilled in Japan with six unique to the country botanicals – cherry blossom and cherry leaf, green tea, refined green tea, sansho pepper and yuzu peel. It tastes clean and fresh, with a spicy pepper ending. It is best served with tonic and a lemon wedge and is available from Waitrose for £30.

7. Slingsby


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This award-winning artisan gin brand hails from Yorkshire. Made with local botanicals and water from Harrogate's famous aquifer, their range include London Dry, Navy Strength and Rhubarb. You can pick up a bottle of the Rhubarb flavour for £44 from John Lewis.

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