No self respecting bar would be seen with a substandard, obvious, mainstream gin selection. Gin rules the spirit world currently. So, we would be a tad foolish to cut corners with our selection, wouldnt we? So we have hand-picked an incredible line-up of over 20 class spirits. Enjoy…
Brokers London Dry – Our lovely house pour is a fine and tasty gin which has been lauded by critics, Broker’s is made with herbs, spices and fruits imported from three continents and blended to be extra dry – yes, that’s right people, this is Martini heaven… Tuppenny Tip: If you are not using for a martini, keep it classic with a good tonic and a garnish of lemon or lime
Edinburgh Gin Orange Blossom & Mandarin Liqueur – A lip-smacking liqueur from Edinburgh Gin, featuring a marvellous combo of orange blossom and mandarin. Just the ticket for summer cocktails and mixed drinks, we reckon. Fresh and light, with floral elements arriving first before a big splash of juicy orange. A touch of juniper and coriander spiciness in the background gives it some depth. Tuppenny Tip: Forgo the tonic and have a generous splash of soda water with a slice of orange for a refreshing longer drink
Two Birds Old Tom – A sweeter Gin with botanicals including liquorice root, giving Two Birds Old Tom Gin a delicious full bodied texture and a rich spicy flavour.deal with tonic, cocktails or neat with a plash of water. Tuppenny Tip: Keep it simple with a classic tonic with grapefruit zest
Gutsy Monkey Winter Gin – Distilled in Dorkings first ever Distillery, The Gin Kitchen. Full bodied, rich and smooth with subtle citrus flavours and complex spicy aromatic highlights. Tuppenny Tip: serve with a london tonic and a garnish of either lime, sage or maybe even bell pepper!
Zymurgorium & Northern Monk Infirmarian – The Zymurgorium & Northern Monk Brew Co. have teamed up to create Infirmarian. It’s inspired by black IPA beers, but they’ve put a twist on theme by making a gin instead. Featuring Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops, along with liquorice and pink grapefruit it has heady florals, bitter peels and a balancing kick of spiciness from the peppery juniper. Tuppenny Tip: a herbal tonic and grapefruit garnish are perfect compliments to the flavours of the gin
Electric Spirit Co Achroous – Small batch gin from Leith in Scotland. Made with fennel seed, plenty of juniper and sichuan peppercorns this is complex, aromatic and sweetly spiced. Tuppenny Tip: Perfect with a light tonic and ice, it doesnt need a garnish.
Yorkshire Dales Strawberry and Thai Basil Gin – A blushing gin from the Yorkshire Dales Distillery, this fruity number combines fresh strawberries with Thai basil for a well balanced sweet and savoury spirit. Peppery notes from the juniper and basil are balanced by juicy strawberry, with a slightly creamy note leading into a herbal finish. Tuppenny Tip: Pair with a Mediterranean tonic and call us obvious but pop a fresh strawberry on the side. If you have a sprig of Thai basil, it certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
Malfy Gin Con Rosa – With Italian juniper, Scicilian pink grapefruit, Italian rhubarb and 5 other botanicals this bright and delicious gin is like no other. The taste is juicy fresh grapefruit with a rich, long juniper finish. Tuppenny Tip: Pour with a classic tonic and garnish with grapefruit or rosemary
Fishers Gin – Combining rare old English herbs and coastal botanicals with distilled barley, all sourced entirely from East Anglian farmers, this gin is the taste of the East Anglian coastline. Tuppenny Tip: Serve with Indian tonic or ginger ale and your choice of ginger, grapefruit, lemon or rosemary as garnish.
Ginetic Dry Gin – Ginetic Gin from France is double-distilled in Charentais stills and then gently heated in a bain-marie. The vapours soak up lovely flavours of; Juniper, Jamaican Pepper, Lemon Peel, Spanish Coriander, Angelica and Cinchona Bark. Tuppenny Tip: The complex flavours should be appreciated on their own, so a simple serve over ice is the way forward.
Orkney Gin Company Mikkelmas Gin – Inspired by the rugged landscape of Orkney this gin features handpicked local botanicals and 7 times filtered grain spirit. It gets its name from the Mikkel Feast which marks the end of the harvest and the end of the summer on Orkney. A warming, smooth and flavourful gin with bold autumnal and wintery spices is the result. Tuppenny Tip: Try this with ginger ale or with a tonic garnished with ginger or orange peel.
Lickerish Tooth Ginger Ninja Gingery Gin – At first first taste the juniper, angelica and liquorice flavours will hit you, followed by some of the secret botanicals, and finally, the warming taste of the ginger, which gives it a long, warm finish. Tuppenny Tip: Call us obvious but a ginger ale is the way to go….
Steampunk Extremely Rare Dry Gin – Made with 8 botanicals including three types of citrus peel, this bright and versatile gin is based on an old 1892 recipe. Tuppenny Tip: Tonic, ice and smashed basil leaves.
Magellan Blue Gin – There are eleven botanicals in this blue beauty, including juniper, Iris flower, Iris root, cloves, cinnamon, cassia, orange peel, coriander, liquorice, grains of paradise, cardamom and nutmeg. The blue colour comes from the infusion of natural Iris root and flower after the distillation process. Tuppenny Tip: Perfect with a good old fashioned lemon slice. Or for the more adventurous try basil leaves.
JJ Whitley Elderflower Dry Gin – This gin revolves around the classic fragrance of the elderflower, along with a selection of rural British flavours and a helping of cinnamon, too. Tuppenny Tip: In an ideal world, a splash of basil tonic and a piece of lemon.
Langleys Old Tom Gin – A quintessentially English Gin made in small batches. slightly sweeter in flavour, it’s a classic recipe popular in the 18th and 19th centuries redeveloped for the modern era. Strong in flavour, this gin packs a punch. Tuppenny Tip: Go big, go bold: take this one neat, over ice with no garnish. Let the gin do the talking.
Whitley Neil Rhubarb & Ginger Gin – A hand crafted gin of exceptional quality inspired by the glory of the English country garden. The essence of Rhubarb adds a tart, crisp edge whilst the real ginger extract warms the palette. Tuppenny Tip: Serve with a great Mediterranean or Indian tonic alongside either sliced ginger or a sprig of rosemary.
Edgerton Original Pink Gin – Martin Edgerton Gill, who pioneered herbal teas in the 80’s, has used his considerable knowledge of herbs and spices to create a totally new and contemporary pink gin. Quite apart from the enticing rosiness it is a delightful and complex gin blended with no less than fifteen exotic ingredients including pomegranate. Tuppenny Tip: a nice fresh strawberry paired with an Indian tonic water are the perfect pair to match with this pink lovely.
Boe Violet Gin – A vibrant variation on the Boe Superior Gin recipe. The additional infusion of violets creates a stylish gin with a light, delicate taste and beautiful colour and aroma. Goes well in a classic G&T or adds a twist to your favourite gin cocktail. Tuppeny Tip: Compliment the colour as much as the flavour with a garnish of blueberry or blackberry with tonic.
Jawbox Belfast Cut Dry Gin – On the nose, Jawbox is an impressive experience of bold juniper and pine, balanced with a gentle touch of sweet coriander and clean citrus. More complex on the palate, citrus and juniper develop into peppery, earthy Angelica root, finishing with citrus and lingering juniper and pine. Tuppenny Tip: Serve with Ginger Ale (invented in Belfast) and garnish with a squeeze and a wedge of zesty lime.
Gin Mare – Distilled with olives, thyme, rosemary and basil. Made in a custom still by blending individual distillations of arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, basil, cardamom, coriander, ginger berries and citrus fruits. Soaked in advance for more than a year in special large clay jars. Tuppenny Tip: Indian or Mediterranean tonic then any one of a number of garnishes – basil, rosemary, thyme and olive all work a treat or go left field with a slice of mango.