We've Tried Every Gin We Sell

We've Tried Every Gin We Sell

We sell a serious number of gins, with more than 200 currently in stock and many more that we have sold out of. Our head buyer, George Grbich, has tasted each and every single one of them so that they can be correctly categorised according to their style and flavour.

This all to make it easy for our customers to easily look up different gins and find the right one for their needs. There are 11 different style categories to cover the breadth of different types of gin that are crafted:

Barrel Aged/Matured
Gins rested for a noted period of time. Generally influenced by wood, rested in a tank with staves or woodchips, or matured in a barrel or cask.

Gins with a prominent juniper flavour that also incorporate traditional botanicals.

Gins with a modern, new world and/or local botanical flavour that is more prominent than juniper

Gins with additional flavour influence, often from fruits or flavourings post distillation through a variety of methods.

The Dutch precursor to gin, a juniper flavoured spirit distilled from malted grain.

Gin Liqueur
Gins with the addition of sugar, sweetened over a certain volume post distillation.

Gins bottled at 54.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) and above.

Non-Alcoholic/Low Alcohol Spirit
Distilled without the presence of alcohol using botanicals to recreate the taste of gin.

Old Tom
Gins generally made from a traditional gin recipe that was popular in 18th-century England. They are often barrel aged and lightly sweetened.

Gins that have natural pink colouring due to the redistillation of berries, red fruits, or pink botanicals.

Distilled gins steeped in sloe berries and mixed with sugar post distillation.

We also attribute each gin a number of flavour profiles depending on what the most prominent flavours that come through are. This can range from one, up to as many as four depending on the balance and strength of the different botanicals used in it's making. These include:

Perhaps the most self-explanatory, but more varieties and alternatives are being used now, such as the Australian finger lime and lemon myrtle.

Exemplar botanicals: Lemon, Lime, Orange

Gins with stronger use of botanicals like that add complexity and depth of flavour to gin.

Exemplar botanicals: Orris Root, Chamomile, Angelica Root

Gins with a distinctly perfumed and fragrant flavour that will remind many of fresh spring flowers. However, many botanicals that are not flowers can also produce a floral aroma or flavour.

Exemplar botanicals: Lavender, Rose, Elderflower

Gins with sweet, fruity flavours from berries and tropical fruits, whether singular or a combination.

Exemplar botanicals: Strawberry, Pineapple, Plum

Gins noted for having a distinctly fresh, green, and fragrant flavour that will remind many of classic garden herbs.

Exemplar botanicals: Kawakawa, Bay Leaf, Thyme

Gins with a botanical flavour of savoury herbs and spices.

Exemplar botanicals: Rosemary, Capsicum, Tomato

Gins with notable botanical flavours that might otherwise be described as baking or Christmas spices.

Exemplar botanicals: Cinnamon/Cassia, Peppercorn, Ginger

Gins with a sweet flavour often from fruit, heavy concentration of citrus, added sugar, or post-distillation flavourings.

Exemplar botanicals: Orange, Sugar

Gins with flavours that are often a reflection of the sea, combining salinity and savoury.

Exemplar botanicals: Green Tea, Seaweed, Salt 

Alongside the flavour profiles we also use some further taste profiles that denote the overall profile or intensity:

Gins with a flavour influenced by wood, from resting in a tank with staves or woodchips, or in a cask or barrel. If you're a fan of whisky or oaky flavours, these are the gins for you.

Botanical Forward
Gins with a prominent flavour from botanicals other than juniper.

Juniper Forward
These gins are those where juniper the primary flavour and any other flavours are not as prominent.

Gins which have a heavy flavouring, mostly from juniper or spice botanicals, that could be described as being more aggressive.

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