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Gin Features and Reviews

Gin derives its name from juniper berries, which is also the spirit's predominant flavor. First created as a medicinal spirit in the Middle Ages, gin was later combined with tonic to mask the flavor of quinine as a remedy for malaria. While the gin and tonic is still popular in England, gin's use in martini cocktails has largely been replaced by vodka. With premium handcrafted and flavored gins on the rise, our expert reviews help you find the best gins.

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Top 10 Gins
The excitement, flavors and aromas of great gin more than warrant its recent worldwide resurgence. Check out our list and description of ten of the greatest gins you can enjoy currently.

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Nolet's Silver Dry Gin is made at Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Holland
Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
While some gin distillers are happy to disclose which botanicals go into their products, the Nolets prefer to keep customers guessing. Learn more about this unusual Dutch gin.

Plymouth Gin
Made in Plymouth, England
, Plymouth Gin is a distinctive local style of gin made from seven botanicals, which provide its smooth taste and hints of spice.
Plymouth Gin was an ingredient in the first-ever published martini recipe back in 1896

Oxley Dry Gin is the world's first cold-distilled spirit
Oxley Dry Gin
Handcrafted using a revolutionary new process called cold distillation, this premium gin retains the flavor and fragrance of its fourteen botanicals.

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