The Great Gin Discovery

I have recently discovered a new love for gin. I never used to like it, but over the last two years I have grown to love it. I have also built up quite a little collection.

In this post I want to share with you some of the very first gins I tired and to talk about a few of my favourites, which have made it into my collection.

If your really not into gin, don’t worry, there are so many to try, I’m sure you will find at least one that you’ll like.

So lets begin…

The Gins most people can name are Bombay sapphire, Gordans and Tanqueray.
These are the ones you can pick up in the supermarket. But if you look online you will find an array of different Gins from London Dry’s to more new age liqueur ones, which are more sweeter in taste and are quite different from the more traditional Gins.

1. Sipsmith Sloe Gin

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Made with wild sloe berries its a lot sweeter than the London Dry gins out there. I would say its quite a good Gin to start off with, as it isn’t overpowering for a new gin drinker.

Paired with bitter lemon (or Fever tree’s Sicilian Lemon) to balance out the sweet flavours it is a real winner for me. This was the first Gin I tried and it got me hooked.

2. Edgerton Pink Gin

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Distilled with 15 different botanical’s including juniper and orange peel it gets its pink colour from pomegranate extract. Just because it’s pink doesn’t mean its girly, you can really taste the strong botanical flavours.

I tried this one at a lovely country pub on a winter’s day near Christmas, I think this is great gin to have with bitter lemon with Lime as a garnish.

3. City of London Dry Gin  

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This one is a lovely Gin and comes with some great memories as well. This Gin can be found in the heart of London at the City of London Distillery.

I went there for a distillery and tasting tour. I tried their old Tom Gin, Square Mile Gin and their City of London Dry Gin… Distilled with fresh Orange, Lemon and Pink Grapefruit, its zesty taste is very refreshing, its served with a grapefruit garnish and Indian tonic.

The distillery also has its own bar called COLD,  which stocks over 300 Gins from all over the world,  its a great place to visit if you want to discover new gins.

4. Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur

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It was on a repeat visit to COLD that I found my next favourite, distilled with hints of pear, peach and grapefruit, this is a perfect gin to have on a summer’s evening as its very sweet and refreshing and tastes great paired with a Indian tonic and lime.

I have quite a sweet tooth so this was a bit hit with me, also Edinburgh Gin also have a Raspberry Liqueur Gin which is also a bit hit with me.

5.Hendricks 

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This is probably my favourite out of all the Gins I have tried so far. I love it! Infused with rose and cucumber its tastes lovely with elderflower tonic and a cucumber garnish, its like summer in a glass, sweet and very refreshing.

That’s just a few of my favourites I’m always wanting to discover more, if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment below or get in touch x

 

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