Gin has soared in popularity over the last couple of years and for good reason too. With the launch of specialist gins and standalone gin distilleries and bars, you can’t get away with how popular gin has become. I love how many gin gift ideas there were over Christmas, but I wanted to share the top British gins if you’re on the hunt for trying something new this year all of which are available from Just Miniatures and they have a really helpful guide should you want to know more about gin drinking. I never even used to like gin as I’d only ever had it as a gin and tonic, but I’ve now realised that it was actually tonic I had the problem with so I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with gin over the last twelve months, and I’m hoping this post will inspire you to try some delicious new gins.
Gordon’s Gin – Such a classic, and they’ve produced their London Dry Gin since 1769, predominantly in Scotland. It is distilled three times and contains juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice, orris root, orange and lemon zest, with no added sugar which is what makes it a ‘dry’ gin. I’m a big fan of their Pink Gin, but they’re my go-to choice whenever I want to gift a bottle of gin as they’re such an iconic brand.
Hendrick’s Gin – A brand of gin produced by William Grant & Sons at their Girvan distillery in Scotland and launched in 1999. In addition to their traditional juniper infusion, they also use Bulgarian rose and cucumber to add flavour. I love their apothecary inspired bottle, and they’re a more traditional yet flavoursome choice with their pink tinged gin.
Beefeater Gin – Dating back to London in 1862, it is made from 100% grain spirit and contains nine botanicals; juniper, angelica root, angelica seeds, coriander seeds, liquorice, almonds, orris root, Seville oranges, and lemon peel. What makes Beefeater so unique, is their process of steeping the lemons, oranges, juniper berries and other botanicals for 24 hours prior to distillation for what they describe as being; a ‘more flavoursome gin’ than their rivals.
Portobello Road Gin – My last of my picks within the top British gin’s roundup is Portobello Road Gin. They use nine different botanicals to create their gin, and it was original made at 171 Portobello Road, London. Their blend of botanicals include: juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, lemon peel, orange peel, liquorice root, cassia bark and nutmeg. Every drop of Portobello Road Gin is distilled under the watchful eye of eight-generation gin distiller Mr Charles Maxwell, the brand guarantees their gin to be as fresh, dry, lively and perfect as it was on the day it was made.
I really hope you enjoyed my roundup of the top British Gins, and it inspires you to try something new this year