From Bakewell Gin to Blood Orange Gin, here’s our round up fine flavours to stock up the drinks cabinet.
Sweetness and spice and all things nice. That’s how we like our gin.
1. This Cherry and Almond Gin from Bakewell Gin tastes just like a Bakewell tart. It’s infused with just six botanicals, including the classic juniper, as well as cherry and almond, and is made in a small copper pot with traditional English methods dating back to the early 18th century. 70Cl, £34.50, bakewellgin.com
2. The finest sloes from wild orchards are compounded with high-quality gin at St Aidan’s Winery in Holy Island, Lindisfarne to achieve a smooth sloe gin liqueur with a rich, full flavour. 50cl, £17.65, lindisfarne-mead.co.uk
3. A new edition to the Whitley Neill family this year is this Blood Orange gin. It has a refreshing, intense orange aroma, followed by a hint of liquorice and lastly coriander, for a smooth finish that effortlessly balances citrus with spice. 70cl, £26, whitleyneill.com
4. The Glendalough distillers in Ireland work with a local forager every season to pick interesting botanicals, berries and fruit to create Glendalough Seasonal Gin. No more than 3,000 bottles are produced each season and each seasonal gin is slightly different. 70cl, £36, glendaloughdistillery.com
5. The Lakes Rhubarb and Rosehip Liqueur is the newest addition to The Lakes Distillery family and is a warming and sweet infusion that complements the fruity and fresh characteristics of the juniper-led classic gin. 70cl, £27.95, lakesdistillery.com