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About This Gin

In London, in the 18th century (during ‘The Gin Craze’), there used to be about 1,500 gin distilleries, however this number has dramatically decreased, and only a select few remain. One of the remaining, and more interesting being Sacred’s micro distillery located right inside the owners home! Sacred is another example of a gin that boasts vacuum distillation, to keep the botanicals as fresh as is possible.

Our Opinion

Being part of our favourite serve, grapefruit is a flavour we rather enjoy with many gins, so having the gin flavoured with the fruit – what could be better? It’s a deliciously refreshing gin, and very easy to drink. Only one point to note, dont go in expecting the grapefruit flavour to hit you right in the face! It’s far more delicate than that.

Out of Ten?

7

About This Gin

Saffron gin in a unique combination of British London dry gin, with a helping hand from the Indians. The unmistakeable Indian flavours mix fantastically with gin to create something completely unique.

Our Opinion

Strikingly orange in colour, you’re sure not to miss this bottle on the shelf. It certainly sounds like an inviting flavour combination, so it’s one we needed to tick off the list. Not quite so sure if we’re happy to have it ticked off, or not. It was unusual, probably quite subjective, so let’s leave it there.

Out of Ten?

5

About This Gin

Seagrams is often billed as America’s number one gin. Flavoured with angelica, and sweet & bitter orange, amongst many other flavours, Seagrams has been producing this staple since 1939, and continue to innovate to stay ahead of the game, and prepared for the future.

Our Opinion

It’s an okay gin, nothing memorable. However as a brand, they were one of the first to incorporate flavoured liquors, so I guess we have at least one thing to thank them for!

Out of Ten?

4

About This Gin

Started by two brother-in-law’s with a passion and desire to create their own gin, Scapegrace has won multiple awards in both London and San Fransisco. Scapegrace describe themselves as ‘Simple gritty sophistication.’ The gin features 12 secret botanicals, and water from the New Zealand Alps to create a super smooth gin.

Our Opinion

Initially an early favourite for us, this gin plummeted is into a world of new flavours, and far, far too much gin. At this point, The Gin Bible didn’t exist, we didn’t keep a list, and gin wasn’t D’s go to alcoholic beverage. But this all changed after Scapegrace. It’s an amazing gin, so citrusy and summery, the irresistible orange flavour is delightful. It’s one we’ve recommended for a long time, and will carry on pushing!

Out of Ten?

8.5

About This Gin

Sharish Gin is the brain-child of Antonio Cuco, a Portuguese teacher who decided that he wanted to become a gin distiller despite living in the famous wine region of Monsaraz. Just a month after he had his idea, he was testing recipes and different botanical combinations on the pressure cooker in his kitchen. But the magic of this gin is DEFINITELY the visuals. It wouldn’t look out of place on a lotions and potions shelf. Emitting an almost artificial looking cobalt blue colour, Sharish Blue Magic transforms into a dusky pink hue when mixed with tonic. However, there are no additives in this gin; the electric colour is the effect of the flower blue pea botanical and the magic transformation is simply a chemical reaction with the tonic changing the pH levels. 

Our Opinion

It may be a bit gimmicky, but a gimmick that we absolutely loved after a couple of other G&T’s! It’s definitely a talking point, and having fun and enjoying yourself is what having a drink is all about. But it’s not just about the aesthetics. The strongest botanicals are, without a doubt, the red berries in both taste and smell, but there are the other spicy botanicals of cinnamon and ginger that also share the limelight. Served with frozen raspberries and strawberries, it has the appearance of a fairy godmother’s love potion, and certainly is a potion that we love!

Out of Ten?

8.5

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This gin joined the Sipsmith family it’s popularity encouraged the brand to change its’ status from limited edition to permanent. To get the true taste of the nation’s favourite dessert, distillers combined an array of citrus elements: ‘dried lemon peels, vapour-infused freshly peeled lemon, a fresh lemon twist for every bottle – even lemon verbena’.  Sipsmith boast that it’s alcohol and cake wrapped into one – winner winner!

Our Opinion

This was a present for A’s birthday from D – although no idea why he thought to buy gin…?! A really really wanted to love this gin but, not having a majorly sweet tooth,  found it a little sickly. D, on the other hand, quite enjoyed it.

As soon as you open the bottle. the fragrance of this gin hits you like a sherbet steam train. Unfortunately, the boldness does not carry through to the taste. That’s not to say that it isn’t drinkable; it’s really sweet and has a naughty  ‘treat’ feel, it’s just not particularly lemony.

Sipsmith recommends serving this with Prosecco.  We still have a bit left in the bottle so A is going to HAVE to give it another chance with the addition of bubbles. Second chances and all that?! 

Out of Ten?

6

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