In honour of World Gin Day we’re giving you a chance to win six of these top tipples, so just make sure to visit our competitions page from 5th June – 12th June to enter. Winners will be announced on the 12th June 2019.
In the ramp up to World Gin Day 2019 – which is less than a month away, we thought it would be good to outline some of our favourite gins on an international scale.
We’ve scoured the internet to find world acclaimed gins, both in terms of their distinction in competitions such as the World Gin Awards and also based on our own knowledge and experience, as we here at The Gin Kin, have reviewed quite a few exquisite tipples over time.
Best Classic Gin
Described as “quite sassy” to taste this tipple is undeniably one to distinguish itself among the rest. “The leading aroma leads into the taste all the way through the pallet sensation” which makes it quite consistent.
Alcohol content: 43.10% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Master of Malt, £20.95
Never Never Distilling Co
Here we have a botanical blast of classic flavour with a luxurious mouthfeel, this will pair up perfectly with a premium tonic as well as be a great part of a bold martini.
Alcohol content: 52% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Australia Stockist: Never Never Distilling Co., $68.18
Braunstein Dragon Fly Gin
A quite herbal tipple derived from the flavours of orris root and angelica as well as by the hint of cumin. This is definitely a gin you’ll want to try for the warmer months with a wedge of lime for garnish.
Alcohol content: 44% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: Denmark Stockist: www.braunstein.dk/da/
An intensely smooth gin adored by the masses. It’s unique selection of botanicals including Tuscan juniper berries, Bulgarian coriander, blueberries, blackberries and bittersweet Valencian orange peel are steeped in grain spirit.
This gives way to a nutty, fruity palate complimented by blueberries, juniper and soft aniseed notes.
Alcohol content: 40% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Master of Malt, £28.49
Best Flavoured Gin
Makar Cherry Gin
A flavoured gin with a lot to offer. Its contents in cherries and spice give it a delightful twist without steering away from a proper juniper-led tasting experience.
Feel free to read more of our review here.
Alcohol content: 40% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Scotland Stockist: Master of Malt, £22.50
Odyssey of Spirits Cherry Moon
Cherry Moon is a sweet and cherry driven gin with a subtle touch of cinnamon and licorice, infused with rose petals. Cherry Moon is a more fruity touch on the original Moon-Gin.
Alcohol content: 44% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Belgium Stockist: Moon Gin, €39.50
That Boutique-y Gin Strawberry & Balsamico Gin
Using a classically-styled based gin the guys behind that Boutique-y Gin Company, have also added fresh strawberries, strawberry and black pepper distillates as well as Aceto di Balsamico tradizionale di Modena to produce what could be described an unconventionally astounding pairing.
Alcohol content: 40.1% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Amazon, £21.95
Ha’penny Rhubarb Gin – Ireland
A rhubarb-based variation on the original Ha’penny Irish Gin, perfect for refreshing summer drinks.
Alcohol content: 40% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: Ireland Stockist: Master of Malt, £32.71
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.
Alcohol content: 41.3% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Tesco, £24.00
Whitley Neill Pink Grapefruit Gin
Having a sweet and smooth citrus taste this gin will make you reminisce of days by the beach under the Mediterranean sun. Pairs up nicely with your favourite premium tonic and a dash of rosemary to bring out the citrus flavours.
Alcohol content: 43% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Asda, £25
Best London Dry Gin
Dingle Gin – Ireland
This gin comes all the way from the south west coast of Ireland. It contains locally foraged botanicals, including rowan berries, fuschia, bog myrtle, hawthorn and heather, reflecting the Kerry landscape surrounding the distillery.
Alcohol content: 42.5% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: Ireland Stockist: Master of Malt, £31.35
Benizakura Distillery 9148 – Japan
This gin is created using some of the finest and locally sourced botanicals. It brings a fantastic range of flavours including floral notes and a good balance of juniper.
This delightful expression has won a Gold medal at this year’s World Gin Awards.
Alcohol content: 45% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: Japan Stockist: Dekanta, £71.09
Broken Bones Gin
This is a smooth gin, with a lovely rich mouthfeel and a great flavour. If you’re looking to branch out and try some gins from further afield, Broken Bones is a must-try.
Alcohol content: 45% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Slovenia Stockist: The Whiskey Exchange, £34.95
An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin
A gorgeous savoury gin, with the coastal influence even further lifted if you can add the recommended garnish of seaweed. For the cocktail fan, An Dúlamán makes a great Negroni or a “truly mighty Martini”.
Alcohol content: 43.2% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Ireland Stockist: Master of Malt, £29.95
Haymans London Dry
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.
Alcohol content: 41.2% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Waitrose, £26.00
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.
Alcohol content: 40% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Waitrose, £19.00
Best Old Tom Gin
Hernö Old Tom
Hailing from Sweden, this top cat features a London Dry line-up of juniper, coriander, cassia, black pepper and lemon peel. The result is world class: a gin with delicate floral touches that creates a rich mouthfeel. Simply serve neat with a slice of lemon.
Alcohol content: 43% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Sweden Stockist: Amazon, £34.85
Haymans Old Tom Gin
The gloriously generous quantities of botanicals used in this family recipe create a bold citrus and juniper pine character that is rich and rounded on the palate with a delicate finish.
Alcohol content: 41.4% Bottle size: 70 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Haymans, £27.00
Best Navy Gin
A much more powerful gin than the rest of the gin from the Elephant Gin, its botanicals focus around juniper, orange peel, mountain pine and African buchu with its blackurrant-like flavour profile.
The result is a more powerful nose and taste – without losing the silky-smooth character that the Elephant London Dry Gin has become celebrated for.
Alcohol content: 57% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: Germany Stockist: Elephant Gin, £36.90
Black Powder Gin Flintlock Navy Strength Gin
Bitter orange, clove, rooty woods & deeps spices, despite its high alcohol levels the alcohol is exceptionally well integrated, leaving a smooth mellowness on the palate.
Alcohol content: 60% Bottle size: 50 cl Country of Origin: United Kingdom Stockist: Black Powder Gin, £40.00
World Gin Day Gin
Of course there couldn’t be a World Gin Day without its very own Gin. The “7 Continents Gin” has been distilled in collaboration with That Boutique-y Gin Company.
It has been made with one botanical sourced from each of the world’s seven continents.
Those botanicals include: juniper from Europe, licorice root from Africa, cinnamon from Asia, coriander from Australia, angelica root from North America and lime from South America.
You can purchase a bottle of this gin from Master of Malt for £31.95 (50 cl, 47.7% ABV).