If you’re a spirit aficionado and, in particular gin, you’re in luck because there are some truly delicious tipples to add to your drinks trolley wishlist this autumn and, with that in mind, we check out 8 of the best below:
Hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight for almost a decade using ten ethically sourced botanicals, Mermaid Gin provides a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from wild-foraged, fragrant rock samphire. A refreshing and invigorating serve, for the free-spirited.
Micil Spiced Orange Gin
A reimagining of Micil’s classic gin, distilled with handpicked Connemara flowers and herbs, and enhanced with vibrant orange zest and warm rounded spice. Balancing sweet and tart textures lead to a round, spicy finish.
Manchester Gin FAC51 Haçienda
This special edition Haçienda Gin from the guys at Manchester Gin has been created in partnership with Peter Hook and The Haçienda to celebrate a Manchester institution with a lasting impact on the city the brand calls home, and on a global movement of music, art and culture.
Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur
This award-winning Winter Gin Liqueur is distinctive, original, balanced and smooth. Overflowing with aromatic notes of dried fruit, winter spices from Sri Lanka and the freshest orange and lemon zest from the Amalfi coast. Hand-crafted in the Cotswolds using real fruit.
Peddlers Shanghai Gin
Loads of awards from at the San Fran World Spirits Awards and CWSA mean this Shanghai Gin from Peddlers Gin Co is not to be missed. A fusion of eleven rare botanicals. Notes of Buddha’s hand, Sichuan pepper and lotus combine with juniper and other organic botanicals for a distinctive yet perfectly blended gin.
Three Wrens Bison Grass Gin
As the world’s first Bison Grass Gin, this award-winning gin provides aromas of freshly cut summer hay, hints of lemongrass and understated spice. It is distilled with 13 botanicals providing a distinctive flavour. This versatile tipple is ideal either as a gift for gin lovers or as a little treat for yourself whether for a fresh take on a classic G&T or as part of a refreshing, summery Frisky Spritz.
Conker Navy Strength Gin
A hearty Navy Strength Overproof Gin from Conker Distillery. To be enjoyed in honour of centuries of courageous men and women who have risked and lost their lives at sea. Bold piney Juniper is met with a chewy zesty sweetness, creating a fantastic gin for a big and delicious G&T, or unite with ginger beer for a zappy Gin Mule.
Tarquin’s Cornish Handcrafted Dry Gin
A modern take on a classic London dry gin, distilled with 12 botanicals sourced from across the globe and locally foraged on the wild Cornish coast. Crisp piney notes from the juniper balance with fresh citrus and a bright floral finish. Try it with red grapefruit and a sprig of thyme.