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Gin

In its most basic form, Gin is a liquor around 40% alcohol that is derived from grain spirit, and is flavoured primarily with Juniper Berries. It was invented by the Dutch in the 1600’s and then quickly adopted by the British in the latter half of the 17th Century, this period became known as the “Gin Craze”. As far as the English are concerned Gin was never out of fashion, but in the rest of the world it has seen a massive resurgence in popularity, and we are spoilt for choice here. As well as a huge number of producers, we are also faced with a new raft of flavoured Gins, many of the most interesting from New Zealand. Blush Gin is a triple distilled Gin flavoured with Rhubarb. The Rhubarb works well as it has a tart quality, and marries well with the Gin profile. This can be enjoyed over ice or with the tonic of your choice. Another method that is being used is barrel aging.

While you may think that this is slightly weird, the barrel ageing adds a spice and extra complexity that works well with Gin. The Source Barrel Aged Gin from the Cardrona Distillery has all the hallmarks of a stylish spirit, the flavour profile is underpinned with a sweet red fruit finish. Reid and Reid from Martinborough have also released a barrel aged Gin and it is extraordinary. The barrels are ex Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir French oak, so certainly not lacking in quality! These Gins can be sipped over ice, or in a G&T. With the latter I would advise partaking of a tiny sip of Gin on its own, and then selecting a tonic from there. Here again we are spoiled for choice, but my advice for tonic would be keep it simple. The East Imperial Burma Tonic or the Fever Tree usually work very well. Happy sipping….

Scapegrace
Classic Gin (1x50ml)
$9.99
Scapegrace
Gold Gin (1x50ml)
$11.99
Darnleys
Spiced Navy Strength Gin (1x200ml)
$29.99
The Botanist
Gin (1x200ml)
$29.99
Scapegrace
Gin (1x200ml)
$29.99
Blush
Rhubarb Gin (1x250ml)
$36.99
Cardrona Distillery
The Source Gin (1x200ml)
$39.99
Larios
London Dry Gin (1x1l)
$39.99
Beefeater
Pink Gin (1x700ml)
$43.99
Gordons
Gin (1x1l)
$44.99
Haymans
City Of London Gin (1x1000ml)
$44.99
Haymans Gin
Haymans Sloe Gin 26.0% (1x700ml)
$45.99
Gordons
Pink Gin (1x700ml)
$46.99
Larios
Rose Gin (1x1l)
$48.99
Haymans Gin
Haymans Old Tom Gin 40.0% (1x700ml)
$49.99
Bombay Sapphire
Sapphire (1x1.0l)
$49.99
Malfy
Limone Gin (1x700ml)
$54.99
Malfy
Gin (1x700ml)
$54.99
Malfy
Rosa Pink Grapefruit Gin (1x700ml)
$54.99
Malfy
Arancia Blood Orange Gin (1x700ml)
$54.99
Lighthouse
Gin (1x700ml)
$55.99
Whitley Neill
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$57.79
Roku
Roku Japanese Gin (1x700ml)
$57.99
Reid And Reid
Native Gin (1x700ml)
$59.99
Haymans Gin
Haymans London Dry Gin 40.0% (1x1000ml)
$59.99
Darnleys
View Elderflower Gin (1x700ml)
$59.99
Sipsmith
London Cup Gin (1x700ml)
$60.29
Tanqueray
Gin (1x1l)
$62.99
Victor
Gin (1x700ml)
$66.99
Drouin
Le Gin (1x700ml)
$68.99
Caorunn Gin
(1x700ml)
$69.99
Darnleys
View Spiced Gin (1x700ml)
$69.99
Simply Pure
Black Robin Rare Gin (1x750ml)
$72.99
Herno Gin
(1x500ml)
$73.94
Reid And Reid
Barrel Aged Gin 42% (1x700ml)
$74.99
Melbourne Gin Co
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$74.99
Four Pillars
Rare Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$74.99
Scapegrace
Black Gin (1x700ml)
$74.99
Tanqueray
Rangpur Gin (700ml)
$78.99
Monkey 47
Gin (1x500ml)
$79.99
Blush
Rhubarb Gin 700ml (1x700ml)
$79.99
Riot And Rose
1920 Rose Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Riot And Rose
1743 Riot Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
The Botanist
Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Lighthouse
Hawthorn Gin (1x700ml)
$82.99
Victor Gin
Kaffir Lime (1x700ml)
$82.99
Dancing Sands
Sacred Springs Gin (1x700ml)
$84.99
Rutte
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$84.99
Scapegrace
Gin (1x700ml)
$84.99
Blush
Blush Boysenberry Gin (1x700ml)
$85.00
Four Pillars
Bloody Shiraz Gin (1x700ml)
$86.99
Wheadons
Gin (1x700ml)
$89.00
Half Hitch
Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Sipsmith
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Hendricks
Gin (1x700ml)
$92.99
Four Pillars
Herno Dry Island Gin (1x700ml)
$94.99
Chapel Down
Bacchus Gin (1x700ml)
$94.99
Chapel Down
Pinot Noir Gin (1x700ml)
$94.99
Tanqueray
10 Gin (1x1l)
$99.99
Cardrona Distillery
The Source Gin (1x750ml)
$114.00
Scapegrace
Gold 57% (1x700ml)
$125.00
Herno Gin
Herno Juniper Cask Gin (1x500ml)
$127.49
Sipsmith
Vjop Gin (1x700ml)
$135.00
Cardrona Distillery
Felton Rd Pinot Barrel Aged Gin (1x750ml)
$149.99