Supermarkets are gradually but surely upping their gin game offering great tipples at great prices satisfying the tastebuds of gin-lovers nationally.
Waitrose supermarkets also contribute to that movement as they have a number of premium and bespoke gin brands that would be a shame to miss out on.
Here are our top picks for tipples you should look out for next time that you find yourself at Waitrose’s spirit aisle:
London Dry Gins
Winner of several gold and silver awards in international spirits competitions, Gin Mare is a herby and fragrant gin featuring botanicals including basil, thyme, rosemary and arbequina olive.
You’ll find this at Waitrose stores and online for £32.00 (70 cl, 42.7% ABV).
The distinctive character of Beefeater London Dry Gin is shaped by nine all-natural botanicals: juniper, Seville orange peel, bitter almonds, orris root, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice, angelica seed, and Sicilian lemon peel.
As a result, it is an ideal gin to enjoy with the tonic of your choice or in your favourite gin cocktail.
You’ll find Beefeater London Dry Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £14.50 (70 cl, 40% ABV).
Berry Brothers & Rudd London Dry Gin
Filled with heady juniper, the nose hints at violet creams and a soft chalkiness; while the palate is appealingly soft with a floral slant.
You’ll find Berry Brothers and Rodd London Dry Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £20 (70 cl, 40.6% ABV).
Daffy’s Premium Gin
Daffy’s small batch Premium Gin is made using a combination of the highest-quality traditional botanicals along with some more unusual ingredients such as Lebanese mint, and the purest Scottish water.
You can purchase a bottle of Daffy’s Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £29.00 (70 cl, 43.4% ABV).
Pink Pepper Gin
With juniper, locally sourced honey and four other botanicals distilled separately under reduced pressure, then intricately brought together with the warmth of vanilla and tonka bean infusions giving way to a once intense and spicy, yet smooth and inviting bold twist on a classic drink.
You can get a bottle of Pink Pepper Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £36.00 (70 cl, 44% ABV).
Caorunn Scottish Gin
The London Dry style gin (pronounced ka-roon) is known for its clean and crisp flavour. Distilled in Balmenach Distillery, the Scottish gin is naturally all about its local provenance.
You can get a bottle of Caorunn Scottish Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £22.00 (70 cl, 41.8% ABV).
Cotswolds Distillery Dry Gin
Nine botanicals, including local lavender and hand-peeled fresh lime and pink grapefruit peel, combine to create a full-bodied and smooth gin.
You can get a bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £19.00 (70 cl, 40%ABV).
Hayman’s London Dry Gin
Gently distilled for balance & complexity. Handcrafted to an original family recipe. The gentle process creates a classically balanced gin bursting with fresh juniper, bright citrus and a subtle warming spice.
You can purchase a bottle of Hayman’s London Dry Gin from Waitrose stores and online for £26.00 (70 cl, 41.2% ABV).
Waitrose London Dry Gin
This full-flavoured, zesty, molasses-based gin is made in the classic London style, flavoured with a selection of berries and spices and highly distilled for a pure taste.
It’s fresh, fruity and excellent served with tonic and a twist of lime, or as a base for any gin cocktail.
You can pick up a bottle of Waitrose London Dry Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £12.25 (70 cl, 37.5% ABV).
Tanqueray Sevilla Gin
Fruity yet bittersweet, Seville oranges make a juicy base for flavoured gin. This orange Tanqueray will take you right to the source — no plane ticket or pricey holiday required.
You can get a bottle of Tanqueray Sevilla Gin from Waitrose stores and online for £20.00 (70cl, 41.3% ABV).
Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin
Crafted by copper pot distilling GB Gin with a bounty of pink grapefruit and pomelo peels.
This zippy and zesty gin mixes perfectly with tonic and should be garnished with a fleshy wedge of pink grapefruit.
You can get a bottle of Chase Pomelo and Pink Grapefruit Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £34.00 (70 cl, 40% ABV).
Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice
An especially unique gin, perfect for summer drinking or any time complete and utter refreshment is desired.
You can pick up a bottle of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin from Waitrose stores and online for £30.00 (70 cl, 43.4% ABV).
Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
resh, tangy & sweet. Craft distilled on falls farms. Each bottle contains one third freshly pressed rhubarb juice, which we source from the finest English crop, creating a fruity and refreshing masterpiece.
You can purchase a bottle of Warner’s Rhubarb Gin at Waitrose stores and online for £33.
Chase Rhubarb & Bramley Apple Gin
Rhubarb & Bramley Apple Gin is carefully crafted by blending GB gin with freshly pressed rhubarb and Bramley apple juice, straight from the farm.
You can pick up a bottle of Chase Rhubarb & Bramley Apple Gin at Waitrose in-store and online for £34.00 (70 cl, 40% ABV).
Sipsmith Sloe Gin
A delicious, sweet and fruity gin bursting with cherry ripeness, with hints of cassis and almond.
Reminiscent of the very best Bakewell Tart, it’s perfect for cocktails or charming enough to be sipped on its own.
You can pick up a bottle of Sipsmith Sloe Gin from Waitrose in-store and online for £19.50 (50 cl, 29% ABV).
Please note that prices and offers may vary depending on time and location.
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