World Gin Day is almost upon us (June 8th) and to mark the occasion we’ve rounded up some of our favourite flavoured gins.
With so many new varieties and flavours available, picking the perfect gin can be a bit of a challenge but fear not, we’re here to help!
So prep your ice, get the tonics stocked and prepare to choose your tipple as we give to you our favourite flavours.
1) Divine Raspberry: £42.00
A raspberry variant of the popular Divine London Dry, produced in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire by the husband and wife team of Ray and Rachael. Fresh British raspberries are macerated for over 30 hours to create this incredibly vibrant gin. Fruit forward gin, with notable cinnamon and juniper giving away the gins foundation, the gin also has no added colours, sugars or preservatives
Distilled in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield by the Harrison family. After launching early this year with there ever popular London Dry which features botanicals such as rosemary, thyme, marshmallow root, pink peppercorns and black pepper, the team knew they wanted to create a sweet flavour whilst keeping true to its juniper dominant roots. Infusing raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and dark cherry to sweeten into there London dry they’ve managed to keep true to that juniper dominance with delicate sweet notes lingering.
Love a sauvignon blanc? but love a good G&T just as much? Well look no further, the team at The Spirit of Harrogate have made your wildest dreams come true!
This latest edition to the Slingsby range is crafted using the world-famous Harrogate aquifer water, pure single grain spirit and locally sourced botanicals synonymous with the restorative nature of the town. Yorkshire gooseberries bring an unmistakable tangy sharpness, tempered with a fruity sweetness whilst retaining the classic citrus notes of their classic award-winning London Dry.
As any good story goes, it all starts with a Gin & Tonic and the story of Manchester Gin begins in just that manner. Seb asking Jen if he could buy her a drink and Jen simply replying a “Gin & Tonic” neither of them knew it at that moment in time, but those two words were about to be the start of something spectacular.. a chance encounter that would change their lives forever.
Seb and Jen have tried to capture the true heart and nature of Manchester and by golly they have. Manchester Gin has grown from a love story into an award-winning range of gins, with the raspberry infused being a favourite amongst staff and customers. A delicate yet slightly sweet gin that is perfect for a refreshing G&T. Infusing fresh raspberries into there award-winning signature edition, the result is a gentle sweet flavour underpinned by a clear juniper character.
Pineapple Gins were the tipple of the time in the 1920s but has long been forgotten… but its back! and with a 21st-century twist thanks to the geniuses at That Boutique-y Gin Company.
Whole pineapples are roasted on a spit with Demerara sugar until a beautiful caramelisation occurs. The pineapple is then combined with some bold and bright gin.
The result? The height of decadence and avarice that needs to be tasted to be believed.
Try it in a Spit-Roasted Martini and let all your alcoholic dreams become reality.
Would any fruity list of gins be complete without something a little exotic? No, no is the correct answer.
Created by the award-winning Boë team in Stirling, Scotland.
This terrifically tangy passion fruit-flavoured gin has a mixture of fresh passion fruit and bright orange notes. To top it all off these meld with classic gin notes.
Perfect with tonic and even better in a Passionito Mojito!
7) Sir Robin Of Locksley: £35.00
One of our favourite artisan distilleries, based in Sheffield at Portland Works. Sir Robin Of Locksley is the ultimate in classic summer gins with a bright yet wonderfully subtle botanical selection.
Up-front juniper with more delicate aromas of elderflower bubbling through. Deliciously smooth and round on the palate – warm cassia notes soothed with dandelion. Pink grapefruit adds an underlying sweetness and lingering citrus finish. Balanced yet distinctively unique. (We might be sipping it as we write this)
8) Haymans Sloe Gin: £24.00
A True English Sloe Gin is defined by its balance. Not too sweet, not too tart and you need to be able to taste the gin! To create the Haymans sloe gin they gently steep wild harvested English Sloe
berries in their classically balanced English Gin for three to four months following an old family recipe.
The result is a Sloe Gin of exceptional balance in which you will find plummy aromas, hints of almond and frangipane and delicious fruity notes from the wild-foraged berries – all underpinned by a classic English Gin backbone.
Delicious with a lemon tonic and just as beautiful in prosecco.
Orange is up there as one of the flavours of the year, with numerous distilleries producing their own orange variant but Whitley Neill have truly created something wonderful. Using a generous amount of Sicilian Blood Orange at its core, an intense sweetness is achieved with a touch of waxy orange peel balancing it out, hints of pepper and cassia combine towards the finish.
10) Eden Mill Love: £32.00
Ailing all the way from St Andrews, Scotland. Eden Mill have been producing some of the finest and innovative gins that these fine isles have seen and the Love edition is no exception.
We know it’s not valentines day but this beautiful gin could warm even the coldest of hearts with a beautiful botanical aroma both rose petal and hibiscus give the gin a bright yet floral appeal.
And it comes in a beautiful ceramic bottle (Looks perfect afterwards with a bunch of roses – upcycling for the win!)