Calling all Gin lovers! The 11th of June sees the return of World Gin Day, yes, an entire day dedicated to all things gin. Whether you like it paired with elderflower, balanced with tonic, or with a twist of lime, we’ve put together our top five gins to help you make it a day to remember (or not!).
Gin Mare (pronounced mar-ray) is a blend of ingredients crafted to capture the essence of the Mediterranean. This premium gin is unique in its four principle botanicals; the arbequina olive from Spain, thyme from Greece, basil from Italy and rosemary sourced from Turkey. Each botanical is steeped during a period of more than twenty-four hours and then individually distilled to create a versatile full-bodied gin with notes of juniper, balanced with aromas of tomato plants and olives.
Bulldog is a super-premium gin crafted from 12 exotic botanicals: Chinese dragon eye, Turkish white poppy seeds, Asian lotus leaves, Italian juniper, Moroccan coriander, German angelica, Spanish lemon, Chinese liquorice, Italian orris, Spanish almonds, Asian cassia and French lavender. The high quality ingredients alongside the unusual distillation process arouses a balanced flavor and a crisp finish. What’s more, it’s certified Kosher and vegan-friendly!
Despite only having been on the market for four years, Portobello Road Gin is becoming a fast growing favourite amongst spirit drinkers. Crafted from cassia bark, licorice and nutmeg, the gin is warm and rich in flavour, yet also goes hand in hand with tonic, ice and a twist of grapefruit.
BLOOM is a Premium Dry London Gin, inspired by the natural scent of an English country garden. Deliciously citrus and not too sweet, this light and delicate gin is a bespoke blend of honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo. It’s easy on the palette for non-gin drinkers, and is the perfect way to start an evening.
Two Birds London Dry
This classic London Dry Gin is full of flavour and flaunts a relatively conventional set of botanicals: juniper, coriander, citrus fruit and orris root. Finished with natural spring water from the Charwood Hills in Leicestershire, this Gin has a powerful presence yet still manages to retain a smooth and delicate finish. It’s quirky packaging is sure to catch your eye and have you serving funky G&Ts in jam jars!