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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….

Haymans Gin
Haymans Old Tom Gin 40.0% (1x50ml)
$6.00
Caorunn Gin
Miniature (1x50ml)
$9.50
The Botanist
Gin Mini (1x50ml)
$9.50
Scapegrace
Classic Gin (1x50ml)
$9.99
Cardrona Distillery
The Source Gin Mini (1x47ml)
$10.99
Scapegrace
Gold Gin (1x50ml)
$11.99
Hendricks
Gin (1x50ml)
$12.99
Darnleys
Spiced Navy Strength Gin (1x200ml)
$23.99
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
Beefeater
Litre (1x1l)
$39.99
Larios
London Dry Gin (1x1l)
$39.99
Beefeater
Pink Gin (1x700ml)
$43.99
Gordons
Gin (1x1l)
$44.99
Bombay Sapphire
Sapphire (1x1.0l)
$46.99
Gordons
Pink Gin (1x700ml)
$46.99
Haymans Gin
Haymans Sloe Gin 26.0% (1x700ml)
$47.99
Larios
12 Gin (1x1l)
$48.99
Darnleys
View Elderflower Gin (1x700ml)
$49.99
Haymans Gin
Haymans Old Tom Gin 40.0% (1x700ml)
$49.99
Darnleys
View Spiced Gin (1x700ml)
$59.00
Haymans Gin
Haymans London Dry Gin 40.0% (1x1000ml)
$59.99
Malfy
Gin (1x700ml)
$62.99
Tanqueray
Gin (1x1l)
$62.99
Citadelle
Original Gin (1x700ml)
$64.99
Portobello Road
Gin (1x700ml)
$64.99
Reid And Reid
Native Gin (1x700ml)
$65.99
Bulldog Gin
Bulldog London Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$66.99
Four Pillars
Rare Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$66.99
Sipsmith
London Cup Gin (1x700ml)
$66.99
Whitley Neill
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$67.99
Drouin
Le Gin (1x700ml)
$68.99
Roku
Roku Japanese Gin (1x700ml)
$68.99
Lighthouse
Gin (1x700ml)
$69.99
Aviation
Aviation American Gin (1x700ml)
$72.99
Caorunn Gin
(1x700ml)
$73.99
Reid And Reid
Barrel Aged Gin 42% (1x700ml)
$74.99
Melbourne Gin Co
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$74.99
Victor
Gin (1x700ml)
$74.99
Dancing Sands
Sacred Springs Gin (1x700ml)
$76.99
No.3
London Dry (1x750ml)
$76.99
Four Pillars
Bloody Shiraz Gin (1x700ml)
$76.99
Ariki
Gin Giftbox (1x700ml)
$77.99
Lighthouse
Hawthorn Gin (1x700ml)
$77.99
Tanqueray
Flor De Sevilla Gin (700ml)
$78.99
Tanqueray
Rangpur Gin (700ml)
$78.99
Bathtub
Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Riot And Rose
1920 Rose Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Riot And Rose
1743 Riot Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Bombay Sapphire
Star Of Bombay Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Scapegrace
Black Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
The Botanist
Gin (1x700ml)
$79.99
Four Pillars
Herno Dry Island Gin (1x700ml)
$82.99
Rutte
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$84.99
Scapegrace
Gin (1x700ml)
$84.99
Blush
Rhubarb Gin 700ml (1x700ml)
$85.00
Blush
Blush Boysenberry Gin (1x700ml)
$85.00
Herno Gin
(1x500ml)
$86.99
Wheadons
Gin (1x700ml)
$89.00
Husk Distillers
Ink Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Gilt
Single Malt Scottish Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Simply Pure
Black Robin Rare Gin (1x750ml)
$89.99
Monkey 47
Gin (1x500ml)
$89.99
Half Hitch
Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Sipsmith
Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Blush
Hot Toddy Gin (1x700ml)
$89.99
Hendricks
Gin (1x700ml)
$92.99
Loopuyt
Loopuyt Dry Gin (1x700ml)
$94.99
Tanqueray
10 Gin (1x1l)
$99.99
Four Pillars
Navy Strength Gin (1x700ml)
$106.99
Nikka
Coffey Gin (1x700ml)
$109.00
Scapegrace
Gold 57% (1x700ml)
$125.00
Cardrona Distillery
The Source Gin (1x750ml)
$129.00
Hendricks
Gin (1x1000ml)
$129.99
Sipsmith
Vjop Gin (1x700ml)
$135.00
Herno Gin
Herno Juniper Cask Gin (1x500ml)
$149.99
Cardrona Distillery
Bourbon Barrel Gin (1x700ml)
$149.99
Cardrona Distillery
Felton Rd Pinot Barrel Aged Gin (1x750ml)
$149.99
Cardrona Distillery
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin (1x750ml)
$149.99