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About This Gin

A very citrusy gin with strong juniper notes, this gin is made with 6 carefully chosen botanicals. It’s made using the traditional London Dry method with the botanicals added directly. Adnams have won multiple awards with this great gin.

Our Opinion

It was a cosy pub in Norfolk (The Dabbling Duck – highly recommended) where this bottle stood out. Adnams have an wonderful range of beers, so seeing their name branded across a gin bottle can only be a good thing. Even with such high hopes it was pleasantly surprising, Adnams continue to impress!

Out of 10?

8

About This Gin

Whilst Akori is a premium gin from Spain and is marketed at a ‘London Dry’, it actually draws it influence from much further out than Europe – Japan. The Japanese culture comes in the distillation process of using rice gratin and the exotic botanicals of dragonfruit and kumquat.

Our Opinion

The reason that this gin stood out is quite frankly because you don’t see the word kumquat on a menu very often, food or beverage. The exotic botanicals are prominent in both taste and smell; it is fruity, sweet, and even has some citrus notes that come through at the end. It’s an easy and enjoyable drink, and would be perfect in one hand with chopsticks in the other.

Out of 10?

7

About This Gin

Aldi’s famously award-winning gin.

Our Opinion

As you know, we are definitely not brand snobs, and we are also both strong advocates of the student-heaven that is Aldi. However, even with this food shopping loyalty, we were still pleasantly surprised! According to The Independent, this gin has been heralded as one of ‘The Best In the World.’ Although you can’t knock 3 packs of Uncle Bens’ for £2, we’re not so sure that our love for Aldi stretches that though – sorry! Although, it is definitely not a bad gin, and we’re certainly not complaining for the price. Cheap and cheerful, which our still ‘frugal student’ brains love.

Out of Ten?

6.5

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