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Gin Features and Reviews

Gin derives its name and predominant flavor from juniper berries. 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 While the gin and tonic is still popular in England, gin's use in martini cocktails has largely been replaced by vodka around the world. With premium handcrafted and flavored gins on the rise, our expert reviews help you find the best gins.

Bluecoat American Dry Gin is made from organic juniper berries

Bluecoat American Dry Gin
Bluecoat American Gin is named after the civilian "Bluecoat" soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Made exclusively from organic juniper berries, this gin has notes of earth and spice with a refreshing, citrus finish.

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Rogue Spruce Gin is made with fresh Oregon spruce

Rogue Spruce Gin
This gin hails from Oregon, and uses over 100 pounds of fresh, hand-peeled cucumber in every batch, along with fresh Oregon spruce and 10 other botanicals. It opens with juniper and citrus notes leading to a distinct spruce finish.

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Woody Creek Distillers Colordao Gin is a combination of classic London Dry and New World gin, revealing rich botanical flavors and a smooth character

Woody Creek Distillers Colordao Gin
This handmade Colorado Gin is a combination of the classic London Dry and New World gins. Using locally sourced juniper berries and a variety of other botanicals, the gin is left to macerate for a whole day at 150 degrees Fahrenheit before a second distillation. This process gives the gin a smooth character with bursts of botanical flavor.

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Tanqueray Bloomsbury is a limited edition London Dry Gin that was inspired by the recipe from the founder's son, Charles Waugh Tanqueray

Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin
Tanqueray has released a new limited edition Bloomsbury Gin, named for the Central London neighborhood where the recipe was developed by the founder's son Charles Waugh Tanqueray. It is a juniper-forward London Dry Gin with botanical flavors of coriander, angelica and cassia bark leading to a mellow finish of cinnamon.

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GAYOT's Top 10 Gins offer a wide range from around the world

Top 10 Gins
Gayot's Top 10 Gins showcase premium gin selections from around the world. Whether they're traditionally crafted London Dry Gins or they take a fresher twist using more botanicals, these selections are sure to entice any gin lover.

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Mayfair London Dry Gin is made from a 300-year-old family-owned distillery

Mayfair London Dry Gin
Mayfair's London Dry Gin is made in small batch stills, using hand picked juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root and orris, which give it a bold and spicy taste perfect for the classic gin & tonic.

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

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.

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Create classic cocktails with your small, homemade batch of gin

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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