Gin has seen remarkable growth over the last ten years, with the UK been one of the worlds 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 is our pick of the gins that we think you should be drinking this summer. This is the Mr.Hamilton gin collection…
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.
A renowned world favourite and good all rounder! Hendricks is distilled in Scotland (more commonly know for its whiskies) using an infusion of cucumber and rose petals. This wonderfully floral gin makes for the perfect gin and tonic
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 and well as the classic G&T. Be sure to visit their ‘Ginstitute’ for the chance to create your very own batch
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
Created with 5 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.