To celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day, we have scoured the shelves for the best gins that are suitable for vegans.  

How do you drink yours?

How do you drink yours?

Dingle Original Gin 

Dingle Original Gin launched in the UK earlier this year. Created in the village of Dingle, Ireland in The Dingle Distillery, the Dingle Distillery opened in Ireland in 2012, and was Ireland's first purpose built artisanal distillery to open in over 150 years.

Sweet Potato Gin 

Sweet Potato London Dry Gin

A unique small batch Gin distilled to London Dry standards, it incorporates juniper, coriander, sweet potato, citrus zests and an ensemble of botanicals.

Fresh crisp juniper on the nose leads to scented light coriander with a tail of sweet potato apricot and mouth-watering citrus notes, before a fragrant and elating finish.

50CL RRP £30.00. 45% ABV

Sweet Potato Plum Gin

Gorgeous simply over ice, we’ve thrown away the sloes away and embarked on a truly sumptuous journey of rich prunus notes

50CL RRP £24.00. 25% ABV

Bombay Sapphire 

About BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®

Bombay Sapphire is the world's fastest growing premium gin and number one premium gin by value. Based on a secret 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of 10 hand selected exotic botanicals from around the world. The natural flavours of the botanicals are captured through a delicate distillation process called Vapour Infusion that results in the tantalising, smooth and complex taste that is Bombay Sapphire.

About the BOMBAY SPIRITS COMPANY

The ‘BOMBAY SPIRITS COMPANY’ portfolio of gins includes Bombay Sapphire, Star of Bombay and Bombay Dry. Each liquid is created by journeying to the ends of the earth to source beautiful botanicals to achieve an exceptional balanced taste.

Skin Gin 

Skin Gin is an exclusive German dry gin with keynotes of Moroccan mint and citrus fruits. It has a unique and very light, refreshing taste and is available in different, eye-catching bottles such as snake skin or pink leather.

The bottles can be personalised in a variety of 500 different colour and surface editions (minimum order applies). 

Skin Gin is available from MasterOfMalt.com for £ 40.95

Isfjord Gin 

Isfjord Gin is a premium Arctic spirit from Greenland, distilled with one of nature’s best kept & untouched secrets – pure & soft 180,000-year-old Iceberg water – and 12 different botanicals. This gives it a clear, smooth and refreshing taste – perfect for cool summer days.

Isfjord Gin is available from MasterOfMalt.com for £ 38.65

Hayman’s London Dry Gin (70cl, ABV: 40%)

The award-winning London Dry Gin is made to a coveted family recipe of 10 trusted botanicals

Just the right balance of juniper, coriander, lemon and orange peel, amongst other ingredients, is hand measured for this fresh, crisp and elegant London Dry gin. It is then left to steep in English wheat spirit for a full day, prior to a unique two-day distillation process.  Such care and attention, and the traditional method, ensures that Hayman's London Dry gin remains a classic gin. Just the way it should be.

Top Tip: Be creative in the kitchen and bake delicious Gin & Tonic cake

Awards:

  • 2014: Best Gin - San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Stockists: Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Ocado and Master of Malt

RRP: £24

Brighton Gin 

Small batch, super premium Brighton Gin will be celebrating World Gin Day (10 June) in style this year, proud to have taken top place and be voted The People’s Choice Gin in the 2017 People’s Drinks Awards.

Founded by a quintet of gin-loving Brightonians in 2014, Brighton Gin is made from organic British grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel, locally-grown coriander seed and milk thistle.

Distilled beside the seaside, each bottle of Brighton Gin is filled, labelled and wax sealed by hand, the distinctive blue colour being that of Brighton’s seafront railings.

Although Brighton has taken its gin to its heart and it is stocked and served throughout the city, Brighton Gin is distilled for good time boys and girls everywhere, and the team is thrilled to have their gin confirmed as the nation’s favourite as voted for by the public in the People’s Drinks Awards.

Bulldog Gin 

Launched in 2008 and acquired by Gruppo Campari in 2017, BULLDOG Gin aims to redefine perceptions of what a gin can be. With its British attitude and global mind-set, its bold black bottle and distinct flavour, BULLDOG Gin is a forward-thinking gin that has been causing a stir on the global gin scene. The only gin that will take you from sundown to sunup, BULLDOG Gin is the natural go-to for any modern gin drinker.Produced in the world’s oldest continuous gin distillery and adhering to the highest international quality standards, BULLDOG Gin begins as a triple distilled neutral grain spirit, crafted using only the finest British wheat and water. 12 carefully selected exotic botanicals are then added during the fourth distillation creating a smooth, well balanced London Dry Gin. The citrus base of lemon and coriander gives way to warming liquorice spices, followed by the floral freshness of dragon eye, lotus leaf and white poppy. These final three botanicals are entirely unique to BULLDOG gin, specifically sourced after multiple combination tests to create a distinct and versatile liquid.

Greenall's

Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin has launched a new bottle design and packaging to celebrate its rich British heritage and the craftsmanship behind the brand. Established in 1761, and originally created by the forefather of gin, Thomas Dakin, Greenall’s is Britain’s first and original London Dry style gin.  The award winning gin has a smooth  juniper-led taste infused with fresh citrus notes. 

Pinkster Gin 

Made in Cambridgeshire, Pinkster is distilled in small batches to an original recipe with five botanicals.  It is then macerated with a further three botanicals and hand-steeped with fresh raspberries grown locally, giving it its distinctive pink colour.  

Deliciously dry with a hint of fruit and an exceptionally smooth finish, it makes a refreshingly different G&T when served with a raspberry and a sprig of fresh mint.

Pinkster can be purchased from discerning retailers including Harvey Nichols, Majestic, Ocado, Selfridges and www.pinkstergin.com, priced around £35/70cl bottle.  


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