Top 10 Gins for Summer
Citadelle Jardin D'ete Gin
Inspired by the gardens and vineyards surrounding the Chateau de Bonbonnet, this expression is a quintessential summer gin. Full of citrus fruit flavours, this is a blend of 22 exclusive botanicals. From French distillery Citadelle, this wonderful expression boasts flavours of summer flowers, orange peel, melon, and lemon. So refreshing!
Bimber Da Hong Pao Tea Gin
If you've been having a cuppa in the garden up until now, try this exemplary release all the way from the Big Smoke. The London-based Bimber distillery have created this gin by infusing their signature gin with some of the world's rarest teas. A must-try tipple if you love your tea as much as you love your gin! Intricate aromas of black tea and juniper arrive on the nose, leading to a palate full of lavender oil, gentle smoke, and vibrant orange peel. Lush!
The Loch Fyne Botanical Gin
From the shores of Loch Fyne comes an outstanding Scottish gin. Elegantly balanced and well-rounded, this gin flawlessly blends Scottish maritime botanicals. Simply gorgeous, with notes of the Scottish sea side.
Seventy One Gin
A luxuriously extravagant gin, this spirit is infused with the rare 'Queen of the Night Cactus' plant. Known as 'selenicereus glandiflorus' in the scientific community, the flower blooms only once per year, and only ever in the dead of night - wilting by dawn. Finished in hand selected oak casks, Seventy One Gin rests for 71 nights, marrying the gorgeous botanicals in harmony. Expect aromas of crushed juniper and pine needles, which intertwine with a palate full of rose petals, aromatic botanicals and a delicate hint of citrus.
Hendrick's Flora Adora Gin
A wonderful spin on the classic Scottish gin, the limited edition Flora Adora combines flavours of lush green grass and sweet flowers with the juniper and coriander core of the Hendrick's style to create a delectable tipple. Perfect with tonic and a slice of cucumber, or muddle some raspberries in the glass for a more tangy twist.
If your a big fan of Roku gin, then this can be your next Japanese spirit obsession! Tenjaku has infused this wonderful gin with a number of Japanese botanicals to create a distinctive and simply unforgettable expression. Expect aromas of yuzu, sanshou pepper, and peach on the nose. The palate brings lemon peel, orris root, and coriander before leading into the gentle and satisfying finish. Perfect for an elevated, asian-fusion style G&T.
Aiteal Irish Gin
Voted Gold at the World Gin Masters Awards, this 100% Irish gin is made with exclusively rare Irish juniper and Irish Whey Spirit. Lough Ree micro-distillery have made one of the world's only gins to be made solely with juniper, gins' principal botanical. The word gin actually comes from the old English word genever, derived from the Latin for juniper! Here, Aiteal is the Irish word for gin. Expect bold flavours of fragrant juniper, along with green herbal notes.
Isle Of Harris Gin
See what all the fuss is about with the critically acclaimed Isle of Harris Gin. This classic expression beautifully captures the nature of the Isle of Harris due to its inclusion of nine carefully selected botanicals. The hand-harvested sugar kelp plays a big role in creating the gin's stunning maritime flavour profile. On the nose you can expect refreshing lime, pleasant spices, and sea salt complemented by gentle herbal notes. The palate is a complex mix of fresh pine needles, coriander, and grapefruit zest. Yum.
The Lakes Pink Grapefruit Gin
This zesty, pink grapefruit flavoured gin was presented with a 'Gold Outstanding' at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022. It's made with water drawn from the stunning Lake District and distilled over a luxurious length of time in a traditional copper pot still, making it a terrifically smooth gin. Expect the characteristic zesty pink grapefruit on the nose, with vibrant notes of juniper and herbaceous aromas. The palate is smooth, balanced out with fresh citrus and juniper dryness. The finish is smooth, long, effervescent and refreshing. Sure to impress!
Malfy Con Arancia Blood Orange Gin
Live your Dolce Vita fantasy with this fruity taste of the good life in Italy! This fabulous gin is distilled with some of the finest fruits and botanicals, including juicy blood oranges from Sicily, Amalfi sun-ripened lemons, and handpicked juniper. There are top notes of orange blossom and a bittersweet citrus flavour with a long and vibrant finish of dry juniper berries. Perfect in a Gin and Tonic or a Spritz to transport you to the Italian Summer.