Happy International G&T Day, and to mark the day, here is selecting the very best gins from the UK. Raise a glass to this classic and much-loved cocktail with a tipple from Pinkster Gin, The Cotswolds Distillery, Spode, Aber Falls, and the newly launched Northwest Passage Expedition Gin.
Cotswolds Dry Gin
Cotswolds Dry Gin is distilled with a blend of nine carefully-considered botanicals. The Head Distiller uses over ten times the average amount of botanicals used by most premium gins. Because the gin is non-chill filtered, the oils are retained in the gin, which causes a pearlescent cloud to appear when ice or tonic is added, creating the unique ‘Cloudy G&T.’ Cotswolds was named Best London Dry Gin in the World Gin Awards 2016 and received the Top Outstanding Award in the International Wine Spirits Competition 2017. Difford’s Guide recently ranked the gin as one of the top 20 gins available in a 450 brands survey.
Pinkster is the pioneer of pink gin, made from gin-soaked raspberries grown near Pinkster HQ in Cambridgeshire. The raspberry infusion rounds off the juniper edge, giving a deliciously dry gin with a hint of fruit and a smooth finish. Pinkster prides itself on offering a gin with no added sugar; after all, the sweetness comes from the raspberries. Delicious.