Tag: English Gin

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: Lilliput Gin 40%

There is an art to making gin. Which botanicals, in what proportions? The variations are literally endless, and for every successful recipe there will be hundreds of also rans strewn across the distillery floor. Making a good gin is hard work, but making a good savoury gin is about as tough as it gets and …

Manchester Three Rivers Dry Gin: 40% abv

Manchester Three Rivers small batch dry gin is made in the heart of Manchester and takes much of it’s inspiration from the city itself. The name Three Rivers refers to the three rivers that run through Manchester: the Medlock, Irwell and Irk, the distillery it’s self being near the banks of the Irk. The 450 …

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 : two birds old tom

Old Tom is an interesting category of gin. It has links back to the past with its origins in the invention of the continuous still in the 1830’s and Victorian distillers ability (with the increasing quality of base spirits) to be able to produce and market two different categories of gin: the ‘old’ sweeter style …

Gin review: Hepple Gin 45% abv

The word on the street is that Hepple Gin will be big this year. We put Hepple on our shelves last year, and we were more than pleased when some of the members of the lovely Hepple team paid us a visit earlier this month. Hepple Gin has much to engage a gin geek and …

Gin Review: Cambridge Dry gin 42% ABV

Cambridge Distillery gin has graced our shelves for some time. Producers of small batch bespoke and artisan gin, we reviewed their Japanese Gin back in 2014, so a recent visit from them with their new Cambridge Dry gin in hand was of course, very welcome.

Gin review : Tanqueray Bloomsbury 47.3%

Over the past few years Tanqueray have produced two Limited Edition gins, Malacca and Old Tom. Their latest addition to the collection is Bloomsbury, based on an 1880s recipe created at that time when the Tanqueray distillery was located in Bloomsbury in central London. The recipe is actually written on the label: Italian juniper, coriander, …

GIN REVIEW : THOMAS DAKIN GIN

Thomas Dakin was at the forefront of distilling ‘high quality gin’ way back in the 1760s when he started a distilling company in Warrington – that later became Greenalls. This was a rich period in the history of gin, as London emerged, bleary eyed, from the gin craze into a time where gin evolved from …