Pink Gin leads the way!
Driven by consumers desire for pink, flavoured gin alone
made £165m during 2018, that's +751% on the previous year! Mixers are a must-have for any cracking gin, in our eyes they deserve their own feature page, click here to check out a handful of our range that pair perfectly with this selection of gins.
Think pink this summer with flavours of strawberry,
raspberry, pink grapefruit or red wine which are high on the agenda of many distillers;
refresh your back bar with these stunning gins.
Distilled with Pinot Noir grape skins, Chapel Down Pinot Noir
gin is an aromatic premium gin with aromas and flavours of red berries, juniper and citrus. Whilst Australian Four Pillars
makes their Bloody Shiraz
gin by steeping Shiraz grapes from the Yarra Valley in their Rare Gin.
The consumer's quest for flavour is driving sales of 'non-gin' gins where juniper is not as dominant as in more traditional styles. They are loving discovering new and unusual flavoured gins, what haven't you tried before?
Boutique-y Gin Company make flavoured gins from the world's best distilleries. Packed full of flavour their Spit-Roasted Pineapple and Rhubarb Triangle gins are punchy in fruit flavours.
Chase Gin begins with vodka. Well, potatoes actually, then an award winning crisp company, then potato based vodka - then apple vodka, then gin! A single-estate approach to distilling gin that sits on the shelves of some of the world's top bars. Made with an abundance of Seville orange peels, Chase Seville Marmalade gin is zingy and crisp; it mixes perfectly into a Negroni.
If a taste of the exotic is desired, MOM Berry Gin is an infusion of botanicals and berries that achieve amaziiing purity after four distillations.
Different cultures claim to have created gin at differing points in world history... It's been documented that gin's core ingredient, juniper, has been combined with alcohol since around 70AD when the Benedictine Monks of Salerno, Italy, infused juniper berries with their tonic wine. Saluti!
Fast forward to the 16th century and the Dutch began producing a spirit called genever, a malt wine with a healthy dose of juniper berries - mainly to mask the medicinal flavour. The first known use of the word 'gin' is from 1714 and from then on, it's downhill from there to mother's ruin (at least until the 21st century).
Traditional, small batch gins, crafted on the Cornish coast. Tarquin's fruit
gins are a modern take on fruit lead dry gin, using different botanicals carefully hand sourced from around the world.
The British Royal Navy's use of gin to help protect their sailors from various illnesses when travelling, gave the drink a boost in reputation. Although the liquor tasted nasty it was said to protect the men and in subsequent years this led to the use of tonic water with gin to ease the taste across the world.
proved to be a firm favourite throughout the World Wars but it wasn't until 2008 that Sipsmith
was granted England's first official gin distiller's licence since 1820... and so the ginaissance as we know it today began!
An authentic coastal Gin, Fishers
is a combination of rare old English herbs and botanicals found along the Suffolk coast. Whilst Maryrose Gin
is HMS Spirits' flagship spirit, balanced with notes of subtle rosemery and grapefruit.
stunning new bottle oozes premium, and so does the gin! Complex and smooth there's an air of the sea in every mouthful with hints of rock samphire.
Gin today... not gone tomorrow
Despite people's protestations that the bubble is about to burst, the juniper led spirit seems ginvincible. Consumers are more knowledgeable about the spirit with refined tastes, which leads to 'gin buffs' who demand new and improved styles and serves.
The gin boom has led to the number of UK distilleries almost tripling in three years, which is reflected in the diversity and volume of our gin portfolio. In 2018 we added 84 gins to our shelves making a total of 262 choices in total! Noteable new gins to our shelves include: Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice
gin which is delightful and refreshing, a homage to the flowers of summer, and Red Door Highland
gin named after the red doors at Benromach Distillery. Inspired by Scotland's mountains, forests and coastal fringes, Red Door is a handcraffted London Dry style gin that delivers notes of juniper and a defining citrus note of bitter orange, with aromatic sea buckthorn, floral pearls of heather and chocolatey rowanberries.
The Gin Craze
Britain's gin craze began in the 1600's when a pint of gin was cheaper than a pint of beer, until the government realised society had a problem. A hefty distiller's licence was introduced to try and kerb people's addiction and prevent 'Mother's Ruin'.
One Gin is an exceptional spirit that makes a difference. IWSC Gold award winning One Gin is abundant with fresh English sage, juniper and citrus. This special premium gin was created to delight your palate but every bottle also helps to tackle the global water crisis. 10% of profits funds life-changing water projects in the world's poorest communities.
Versatile and exciting, gin has been transformed over the last decade. Here's a selection of gin from across the globe that offers a taste of their country's heritage, botanicals and tastes. Grab a glass, make yourself comfortable and enjoy a tapestry of gin.
New to us, rye-based Napue gin boasts locally foraged fresh botanicals, including sea buckthorn, cranberries and birch leaves. The distinct fragrance and flavour of an early morning, misty Finnish meadow is instantly recognisable.
Inspired by the effortless glamour and carefree spirit of the Italian Riviera in the 1960s, O'ndina
is a super-premium Italian gem that embodies the spirit of La Dolce Vita. Refreshing and herbaceous.
Distilled by the prestigious Suntory Distillery, Roku
is a multi-layered, perfectly balanced gin combining both traditional and six uniquely Japanese botanicals.
is handmade with rare African botanicals in Germany. All ingredients are handselected, bottles custom-made, labels hand-written and made in small batches.
Non Alcoholic G&Ts
Abstinence and an awareness of health among alcohol consumers continues to shine a light on low or no alcohol drinks, and gin is no exception.
After all, if 25% of young people class themselves as 'non-drinkers' make sure you offer a quality alternative so that they don't feel left out at the bar!
(Source BMC Public Health)
believe that everyone deserves a quality beverage, whether you're going juicy or boozy or stone cold sober. That's why they created their own top-notch non-alcoholic "Gin" and tonic.
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