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Food & Drink

Mr Hamilton's Gin Selection

Gin has seen remarkable growth over the last ten years, with the UK being one of the world's largest gin exporters in the world. The gin boom has seen a huge number of unique small batch distilleries cropping up worldwide, resulting in some unique results. Here's our pick of the gins that we think you should be drinking this summer. This is the Mr Hamilton gin collection…

Monkey 47

Containing a staggering 47 different botanicals, Monkey 47 has an extremely varied flavour profile from floral and citrus notes to peppery spices. This complex mix is an ideal base to a classic G&T or even the more eccentric cocktails.

Hendricks

A renowned world favourite and good all-rounder! Hendricks is distilled in Scotland (more commonly known for its whiskies) using an infusion of cucumber and rose petals. This wonderfully floral gin makes for the perfect gin and tonic.

Jinzu

Created by Bristol bartender Dee Davis following her winning entry to the ‘show your spirit’ competition – Dee’s Jinzu has a heavy Japanese influence. A truly British gin but with a Japanese twist – a series of unique botanicals and even the addition of sake. A far cry from the traditional London dry but a formula that works remarkably well

Portobello Road

The name gives it away, created above the Portobello Star in London however despite its local roots this gin features ingredients and botanicals from far and wide. Zesty citrus and coriander flavours make it great for cocktails as well as the classic G&T. Be sure to visit their ‘Ginstitute’ for the chance to create your very own batch

Copper Head

Created with five selected botanicals including juniper, cardamom, orange peel, angelica and coriander, this gin was apparently named after Dr. Copperhead – an alchemist who was searching for the elixir of life. With the UK, Germany, Portugal and Spain steaming ahead with their gin production, Belgium was nowhere to be seen! So far so good, Copper Head is helping them stand out from the crowd.