Tag: Dry Gin

Gin review: Santamania Dry Gin 41% ABV

Whilst dry gin and the origins of the gin and tonic lie with all things red, white and blue it can be argued that the origins of the 21st century renaissance of the gin and tonic lie in Spain so it’s high time we turned our review focus towards our European friends and our taste …

Gin review: Twelve Keys Dry Gin 46% abv

Twelve keys is a gin made by the fantastic chaps at Sartorial Spirits that takes alchemy as its inspiration, and in particular the work of Basil Valentine who published his Twelve Keys text in 1599. The origins of distilling are closely associated with alchemy. Early distillers believed that distilling captured  the quinta  – the quintessential …

Gin Review: Duck and Crutch Kensington Dry Gin 45% abv

It was love at first sight with Duck and Crutch, who can resist such a handsome and beautifully designed bottle. We were further seduced when we learned more about the gin, made lovingly by hand in a 6 x 4ft shed in Kensington by a fabulous couple, George and Hollie. What really made us fall …

Gin Review: York Gin 42.5% abv

We are privileged to have on our shelves another fine Yorkshire gin – York gin. Emma, one of the masterminds behind York Gin visited the London Gin Club a while back and we spent a pleasant evening chatting about gin. Fast forward a year or so and we have the fruits of the labours of …

Gin review: Roku Gin 43%

Japanese Whisky’s are known for their nuanced flavours and so we were keen to try Roku Gin, made by the Japanese distilling giant Suntory. Roku is made with 6 traditional Japanese botanicals selected and balanced to represent the four seasons, with an underlying scaffold of 8 traditional gin botanicals (juniper, coriander seed, angelica root & …

Gin Review: Boomsma Dry 45% abv

Boomsma Dry gin has a number of enticing qualities. The first is their super smart bottle. The second is that the company has a long distilling history spanning 125 years with the 5th generation currently at the helm. The third is that the recipe for their dry gin is inspired by Beerenburger, a spirit they …

Gin Review: Mary-le-bone 50.2% abv

Marylebone is a stone’s throw away from us here are the London Gin Club, so we were most interested to try the new local gin, Mary-le-bone small batch gin. We were even more intrigued to learn that the company is located on the site of the 18th century Marylebone Pleasure Gardens. We knew there were …

Gin Review: Loch Ness Gin 43.3% ABV

There are three things we like about Loch Ness gin. The first is that it shows the fantastic things that a couple can achieve. It is made by a wife and husband team Lorien and Kevin Cameron-Ross, with said husband spending his days off hand-picking juniper. Passion and commitment, what more can we say, they …

Gin Review: KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin 45.7% ABV

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry gin has us very very excited. We’d heard about it a while ago and were very intrigued by the idea of a Japanese Gin. After all there are Japanese whiskies on the shelves of prestigious Whisky bars rubbing shoulders with the finest single malts and so how would an artisan …

GIN REVIEW: 1897 QUININE GIN 45.8%

This is an interesting gin with, guess what, quinine, or to be precise cinchona bark as a botanical. It sounds obvious and simple, however ideas that after the fact appear simple are oftentimes the most inspired. It has taken some time for a quinine gin to actually happen and for reasons that will become apparent …