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Zuidam Dutch Courage Dry Gin (Holland)

Holland is the home of Jenever, the original Gin. When the English were fighting alongside the Dutch in the 20 years war, the Dutch took a swig of a spirit before rushing into battle. This spirit made them bold! Made them powerful! Made them courageous. Hence the name “Dutch Courage”

Juniper, lemon, and a lovely note of exotic coriander. The nose is well-rounded with a lovely citrusy undertone. Bright and classic, with a rich mouth feel, and lots of all of the requisite note for a classic gin

Monkey 47 Gin (Germany)

Doing things by hand is a matter of honour, which is why Monkey 47 contains only hand-picked ingredients. 47 of them, hence the name! They include the peel of bitter oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, have to be fresh off the fruit when added to the macerate prior to distillation.

The zingy citrus is assertive to taste upfront, but gives way to a rich bouquet of flavours including herbal juniper, juicy lingonberries, sweet liquorice, cardamom and hibiscus-like floral touches

Gin Mare (Spain)

The combination feels savoury and different to other gins on the shelf, marking Gin Mare as both authentic and original. Made in the small Spanish fishing town of Vilanova, just outside the city of Barcelona, Gin Mare epitomises the Mediterranean spirit. Crammed with local Mediterranean botanicals and positively singing a pretty little sunshine ditty, it’s a true mark of luxury, with rich oils filling the cheeks and sending the drinker on something of an adventure.

It smells herbaceous, with resinous juniper and thyme dominating. Olives are also apparent. To taste, more juniper with a burst of basil, rosemary and thyme emerge as well as coriander.

Aviation American Gin

It all starts with a precise blend of botanicals, sourced from around the world – cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel. The botanicals are placed in nylon sacks and suspended for 18 hours in macerating tanks. Pure water is added, it then goes into a bottling tank with a 6-sprout gravity filler and pumped into bottles – Handcrafted from beginning to end.

The nose has dull juniper, wet dark boreal forest, lavender and rooty, earthy spice. It’s a lovely and inviting nose whether a gin purist or a contemporary gin fan. Aviation Gin finishes with a floral and earthy spice note, with a very literal hint of birch beer and flamed orange peel. The finish is long and moderately warm

KI NO BI Japanese Gin

The first distillery in Japan dedicated to creating a premium craft gin. Created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips, bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō berries. Each botanical is distilled separately so the master distiller can blend each batch to perfection.

A fresh aroma of yuzu, and a thread of sansho that lingers. The juniper complements and showcases the Japanese botanicals and the ginger root gives a slightly warming, spicy finish

Husk Distilleries Ink Butterfly Pea Dry (OZ)

Ink Gin is a premium dry gin made with 13 organic botanicals, including a mix of traditional and Australian natives. Like all true gins, juniper berries are the largest botanical component, however the defining character of Ink Gin comes from the second tier botanicals led by locally grown lemon myrtle leaf, coriander seed, Tasmanian pepper berry and freshly peeled sundried sweet orange peel. These major ingredients give Ink Gin its fresh piney, spicy and citrusy aroma and flavour. 

The final ingredient is added in a post-distillation infusion. The specially prepared petals of the butterfly pea flower are steeped in the still for twenty-four hours to give Ink Gin its distinctive colour.

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