Bulldog London Dry Gin

Bulldog Gin

Buy Bulldog London Dry Gin
70cl / 40%

Bulldog is a gin that is trying to make a statement. The bottle is dominating and brash, Bulldog is a brand name that evokes Britishness, and the marketing materials are fond of the union flag. It seems to have in some ways been created for the American market, the bottle is designed for their requirements, and the British version has some labels over the top of the glass etching which makes it seem a bit at odds to it’s premium design look.

Jensen’s Old Tom Gin

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Buy Jensen’s Old Tom Gin ~ £24
70cl / 43%

This Old Tom is a product from Christian Jensen, who originally set out to recreate a traditional style of London Dry gin. He had through his work abroad in Japan had the opportunity to taste a range of older gins, some from the 1940’s and earlier. A challenge was set by the bartender that Christian should make his own gin in the older style, and he took a sample of an old gin to Thames Distillers.

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

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Buy The Botanist – £25
70cl / 46%

The Botanist is a limited edition gin produced by the Bruichladdich distillery based in Islay. The distillery is more well known for their whisky and they have produced what they have termed an ‘Islay Dry Gin’. It is very much a product from the isle of Islay, as they sourced 21 out of the 31 botanicals used from the island itself, including the Juniper.

Hoxton Gin


Buy Hoxton Gin – £27.25

It’s been said that Bombay Sapphire might be a suitable gin to start vodka drinkers on, as it’s light and very subtle. It appears that Hoxton Gin may have taken this one step further, with a gin that your malibu totting friends will love.

Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh Gin

Buy Edinburgh Gin :Edinburgh Gin is produced by The Spencerfield Spirit Company, a company more familiar with the production of artisan Whisky than Gin.

Though in the summer of 2010, they released this new Gin and it’s not a leap into the unknown. After all Edinburgh has a long history of gin production, back in 1777 there were 8 licensed distilleries and its estimated that there may have been as many as 400 illegal stills in Edinburgh and the Port of Leith.

As gin rose to become the fashionable spirit the Edinburgh distillers, like their London counterparts, produced gin from locally sourced ingredients.