Celebrate World Gin Day on the 10th of June with this roundup of delicious tipples. Whether you’re looking for a twist on the traditional G’n’T for a drink in the sun or a long serve with ginger ale for a spicy take on a cocktail, give these a go at home.
Mom Rocks Gin Bottling Note
A gin fit for a queen, MOM Rocks Gin, as founded by Gonzalez Byass, is distilled in copper pot stills and is packed with botanicals from juniper to coriander and angelica root. There are also notes of licorice, lime zest, and a pinch of black peppercorn for a refreshing zing.
Penrhos Rhubarb Gin
Nothing says autumn quite like rhubarb, and this gin from Penrhos consists of 250ml of pure raspberry red rhubarb juice for an authentic, fresh fruity burst, and this is combined with hints of citrus and herbs. Try combining it with ginger ale for a long drink this autumn.
The London No. 1 Original Blue Gin
This is one smooth gin by Charles Maxwell of The London No. 1, and that’s thanks to it being distilled four times. Dangerously delicious, it’s flavored with botanicals including angelica, bergamot, and gardenia, and then there’s the addition of cinnamon. It also comes in a delicate blue shade, and makes a great gift in the telephone box!
Selfridges Selection Earthly Spirits Gin
Exclusive to Selfridges, this gin is made in Yorkshire, and not only is it handcrafted, but it’s also carbon negative. “We’ve headed to Yorkshire’s rolling hills in order to bring you this glorious Selfridges Selection gin. Hand-distilled, bottled, and labeled by Cooper King Distillery, it’s made entirely using renewable energy – which means that each bottle removes a kilo more of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. Flavour-wise, it’s a fresh, vibrant mix of rich cardamom and juniper, interlaced with juicy citrus and floral honey notes from the distillery’s own hives.” Selfridges
Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin
A must-try is this San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver Winner 2018 from Aber Falls in Wales, UK. It hits the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness with the orange marmalade flavors. Then there’s the piney juniper to add another level of complexity. Just add a plain tonic and enjoy.
Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin
A gin that’ll transport you to the raspberry fields of Scotland, there’s a mix of flavors and botanicals in this Whitley Neill gin. From juniper, coriander, and licorice to sweet orange, lemon, and of course, the fresh vibrant taste of Scottish raspberries all come together for a balanced, subtly sweet gin.
Handcrafted gins, curated by 8th Generation distiller Johnny Neill, most of the inspiration for his award-winning gins come from his ancestors’ intrepid explorations abroad, but this gin harks from fond memories made slightly closer to home; the Raspberry Gin evokes Johnny’s childhood memories of picking fruit when visiting his mother’s Scottish family in Boyndlie, near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.
Hendrick’s is a drinks cabinet staple, and the original is perfectly balanced with eleven botanicals. “The curious, yet marvelous” infusions of rose and cucumber of this original number give a smooth, distinct gin that has become famous and loved around the world.