The wide variety of gins on offer by supermarkets such as Tesco have definitely won over gin-lovers as there’s no need to break the bank to purchase a bottle.
Here are our top picks that can be found next time you’re on a grocery shop run:
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
You can’t go wrong with Tanqueray London Dry if you’re after the most classic of gins out there. Distilled four times with the perfect balance of four classic botanicals this is the mother of London Drys. It is best enjoyed with tonic water plenty of ice and a wedge of lime, but can also be used as a great base for a wide range of cocktails.
Retails for £18.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 43.1% ABV).
Gordons Special Dry London Gin
The distinctively refreshing taste of Gordon’s Special Dry London Gin comes from the finest handpicked juniper berries and a selection of other botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds and angelica root.
Retails for £13.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 37.5% ABV).
The tantalising, smooth and complex taste that you experience when you sip Bombay Sapphire gin, is described as fresh citrus and juniper flavours combined with an elegant light spicy finish.
Retails for £16.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 40% ABV).
The perfect marriage of a traditional recipe and a truly handcrafted process that delivers impeccable quality and is a classic example of the London Dry style.
Bold, complex and aromatic – Sipsmith is smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced, perfect for crafting the ultimate G&T.
Retails for £28.50 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 41.6% ABV).
Bulldog London Dry Gin
Bulldog gin uses 100% British wheat and water to create a smooth, eminently mixable gin with multiple layers of flavour.
Its 12 botanicals include White Poppy from Turkey, along with dragon Eye and Lotus Leaf from China; adding a layer of distinction to its refreshing citrus notes.
Retails for £22.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 40% ABV).
Symphonically blending eleven botanicals from around the world and oddly but marvellously infusing rose petal and cucumber, Hendrick’s is full of character, embodying smoothness with a balance of quintessential subtle flavours.
As befitting an artefact of imaginative endeavour, Hendrick’s is presented in an alluring small Victorian apothecary-esque bottle topped with a cork stopper, to take, in your cabinet a special pride of place.
Retails for £28.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 41.4% ABV).
Distilled in the heart of England, Martin Miller’s Gin is then blended to strength using Icelandic spring water. It’s Icelandic water that gives this multi-award winning gin its soft mouth feel and gentle bouquet.
Retails for £27.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 40% ABV).
Plymouth Gin is an award-winning gin distilled using the same blend of seven exotic botanicals, soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol since 1793. This historical gin is renowned for its superior quality, and extremely smooth, creamy and full-bodied palate.
Retails for £25.50 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 41.2% ABV).
Greenalls Original London Dry Gin
This tipple features a silky smooth opening that develops into rich camphor and citrus taste while having an underlying Eastern spice. All this leads to a lasting finish of delicate bitterness and residual sweetness.
Retails for £14.50 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 37.5% ABV).
Gordons Premium Pink Distilled Gin
Crafted to balance the refreshing taste of Gordon’s with the sweetness of raspberries and strawberries with the tang of redcurrant.
Retails for £16.50 in Tesco and online (70 cl, 37.5% ABV).
Greenalls Wild Berry Pink Gin
Handcrafted by Britain’s Oldest Distillers, Greenall’s Wild Berry Pink Gin is infused with British blackberries and raspberries to create a smooth taste that balances luscious, juicy berry notes with warming spice and juniper.
To taste this tipple is silky smooth with a flavour that gradually develops into rich camphor and citrus taste with underlying fruity touch.
Retails for £13.00 in Tesco stores and online (70cl, 37.5% ABV).
Beefeater Pink gin
The soft fruit flavours of strawberry tune perfectly with classic notes of juniper and citrus to produce a finely balanced contemporary London gin with a hit of sweet strawberry.
Beefeater pink gin fuses natural strawberry, citrus and classic juniper botanicals to create a delicate and refreshing strawberry flavoured gin.
Retails for £14.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 37.5% ABV).
Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle
This is a case of Sipsmith‘s award-winning London Dry which is distilled with fresh lemon and lemon myrtle finishing it with a lemon twist.
The result is a refreshingly zesty and naturally sweet lemon gin, which could be reminiscent of the very best lemon drizzle. You could even decide to incorporate it in your very own lemon drizzle gin cheesecake.
Retails for £24.00 in Tesco stores and online (50 cl, 40.4% ABV).
Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
Inspired by the glory of the English Country Garden, the essence of this tipple is rhubarb which adds a tart crisp edge whilst the real ginger warms the palate with exceptional quality and a full-bodied complex finish.
If you’re quite into your violet gin tipples feel free to also check out this fairly lower in price alternative Parma Violet Gin Liqueur which also glitter in it for an extra sparkly effect.
Retails for £21.00 in Tesco stores and online (70 cl, 43% ABV).
This fairly new addition to the Tesco shelves is by Fox & Foreman. To activate its shimmer simply shake and watch it come to life. Suggested serve for this glittery rhubarb tipple is with some citrus flavoured tonic and a slice of orange for garnish.
You’ll find it for £6 at Tesco stores and online (20 cl, 20% ABV).
Tiptree English Raspberry Gin Liqueur
This delicious gin liqueur bursts with the fresh fruitiness of proper English raspberries and is the ideal tipple to be enjoyed on a warm summer’s day.
Retails for £20.00 in Tesco stores and online (35 cl, 28% ABV).