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About This Gin

Unfortunately, we don’t have much information about this gin, and it’s proving rather difficult to research. All we know is that we picked it up from a tiny corner shop in rural Spain!

Our Opinion

We were attending the European Hot Air Balloon Festival in Igualada, Spain, and it had been a really, really long day. It was in the mid 30’s, and we had some time to kill before dinner. We stopped by the local convenience store and with no one speaking any English, we pointed at the only bottle of gin we could see. We paid €8 for a 70cl bottle, so we’re sure that says a lot… It was drinkable, and that’s about as far as we’ll go. It was good enough to drink when we were getting ready for dinner and gasping for a drink, but our head was pounding the next morning.

Out of Ten?

4

About This Gin

This brilliantly beautiful bottle is hard to miss on a shelf; its’ intricate design certainly stands out amongst those of its’ competitors. This gin draws its’ inspiration from all around the Mediterranean sea. Distilled just outside Barcelona, thyme, basil, rosemary, and olives are all included in the credits of its’ star studded botanical lineup. 

Our Opinion

Well, it certainly tastes Mediterranean; the juniper flavour is strong, as are the other expertly chosen botanicals. ‘Mediterranean’ has always been a flavour popular to the gin world; Fever Tree’s flavoured tonic has pushed taste boundaries. This flavour clearly works, and we were definitely impressed with this one. 

Out of Ten?

7.5

About This Gin

According to Gordons themselves, this is the worlds best selling London Dry gin. Similar to other household powerhouse brands such as Coca Cola, the Gordons gin recipe is a secret, and is probably guarded in a high security Gringotts style vault somewhere. Nowadays, it’s hard to walk into a bar without spotting the iconic green hue of a bottle of Gordons.

Our Opinion

Judging by their popularity, they’ve clearly nailed this secret recipe, and it’s hard to argue against it. You think London Dry, you think Gordons. It’s a great gin, and we would be incredibly surprised if someone reading this website hadn’t tried it. We’ve drank far too many £3 doubles at the local ‘spoons to say a bad word about it.

Out of Ten?

8

About This Gin

Made with Gordons’ famously popular London Dry gin, this sloe gin uses the finest, and most carefully steeped, sloe berries to give it its unique, sweet flavour. 

Our Opinion

It’s certainly one for those with a sweet tooth, which we both are! Perfect for a hot summers day with a refreshing tonic or even neat over ice; it’s not a bad drink at all.

Out of Ten?

7

About This Gin

As with many of the big brands, this is also billed as ‘The Original London Dry’. Since 1761, Greenalls has not changed from the classic recipe that was created by ‘the forefather of English gin’ ,Thomas Dakin. This gin is now served in over 140 countries and can be found in most bars and supermarkets.

Our Opinion

It’s quite obviously a classic, and as with some of the other gins on this page, it is doused in history. There is a reason that these big brands have been thriving for so many years. This is a great gin, and there has been absolutely no reason to make any changes to its’ recipe in the last couple of hundred years. We think that says it all!

Out of Ten?

7.5

About This Gin

This is a gin that caught us by surprise. It’s not a company we have heard of before, nor it is a gin we’ve ever seen on the shelf anywhere. A small family business based in Hertforshire, Gun Dog gin create a number of fruity gin based liquors, all made from locally sourced fruit.

Our Opinion

Naturally and locally sourced fruit, and fantastic British gin combine to create a truly mouthwatering drink. Thanks to the sheer quality of the fruit, and the purposeful lack of added sugar the flavour is sweet, but not overpowering. Although on this occasion it was served with Mediterranean tonic which was a little overpowering, it’s a must try for all you rhubarb fans out there!

Out of Ten?

7

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