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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 While the gin and tonic is still popular in England, gin's use in martini cocktails has largely been replaced by vodka.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.

Martin Miller's Gin is a testament to what good can come from a long distance relationship

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Martin Miller's Gin
Long distance relationships often result in disastrous endings, but in the case of Martin Miller's Gin the world has been treated to the exception that proves the disheartening rule. Find out what happened when a gin lover took his “Love, Obsession and some degree of Madness” to create a truly exceptional gin.

Create classic cocktails with your small, homemade batch of gin

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The Homemade Gin Kit
Produce your own gin in less than 36 hours with this easy-to-use kit. It's perfect for those who like a hands-on, intimate experience with their spirits.

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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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Oxley Dry Gin is the world's first cold-distilled spirit

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Oxley Dry Gin
Handcrafted using a revolutionary new process called cold distillation, this premium gin retains the flavor and fragrance of its fourteen botanicals.

Additional Gin Reviews


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India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

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