Who doesn’t love an ice cold G&T after a long week? Once regarded as a tipple that only your grandparents would choose, gin has become the spirit to drink.
For the real gin fanatics there are plenty of gin themed excursions and trips, whether you want to sip gin aboard a train, check in to the gin hotel or take part in what will probably be the poshest gin-themed pub crawl around, the options are endless.
There’s been a barrage of positive gin news recently. It’s low in cals, and and juniper, the main botanical in gin, is full of anti-oxidants which can help with bloating and help your skin look healthier. A G&T can even help with cure hay fever – do you really need any more convincing?
Now you can even get your favourite pre-mixed G&T in a can – perfect for stylish train bevys, or summer picnics.
Gordon’s have delighted gin fans across the globe with their latest addition – premium pink gin in a can for a mere £1.80. For now, you can’t buy the new treat everywhere – as it’s only on sale in Morrisons, Asda, Co-op and Tesco.
Portobello Road Gin, the brains behind The Distillery – where you can try your hand at making your own gin, dine on delicious tapas and even sleep in a sumptuous gin-themed hotel room – also have their own super-fancy gin in a can – for the discerning drinkers on the go.
Pimp up your train journey with @portobelloroadgin’s new G&T in a can!!
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Lidl’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin is back in stock!
The budget supermarket has re-launched its award-winning gin, to the delight of many people.
Grab the Rhubarb & Ginger gin for just £11.99 for an exciting take on your favourite spirit.
Lidl’s spirit consultant Tristan Stephenson recommends it mixed with ginger beer for something a little different!
Lidl’s Raspberry Gin
Lidl is also relaunching their raspberry flavoured gin which Tristan suggests adding to Champagne as part of a spritzer!
The gin also costs £11.99.
Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to stock the gin, which contains Japanese botanicals cherry blossom, cherry leaves, green tea, refined green tea, sancho Japanese pepper and yuzu fruit, and are selling it at £30 for a 70cl bottle.
As Waitrose’s Spirits Buyer, John Vine puts it, “Japanese whisky once raised eyebrows but now wins awards and sits happily alongside established Scottish brands in the UK. We are confident that Roku will be popular with gin fans and it’s just the tonic for showing off to guests.”
According to Waitrose, ‘Each botanical has been harvested at the peak of it’s season to extract the best flavour, and distilled to fully embody the blessings of nature.
Chapel Down Gin
Chapel Down is the Kent distillery famous for having reportedly provided cases of their sparkling rosé for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, and also for potentially being Meghan and Harry’s choice too.
Now, they are making gin, which they describe as “a highly aromatic gin from distilled Bacchus grapes with intense aromas of citrus peel, juniper and freshly cut grass leading to an early palate dominated by ripe citrus fruit with a herbal finish.”
Sounds delicious to us, and it has the royal seal of approval!
This gin from master distiller Jake Burger pays homage to a unique Mexican distilling process.
The limited edition Director’s Cut No:3 Pechuga Gin is made by suspending a raw turkey or chicken breast in the still and cooking it slowly.
The vapours add a subtle yet distinct flavour to the gin.
Jake redestilled Portobello Road Gins signature 171 blend with organic turkey breast and 13 different botanicals including apples, pears, plums, currants and nutmeg.
It will be available to purchase from 1 November from The Distillery and costs £35 a bottle.
Durham Damson Blackberry and Ginger Gin
Could this gin get any more autumnal?
Part of the Durham Distillery’s 2017 winter release it mixes blackberry juice with blended damson and fresh ginger.
Try mixing it with some Prosecco and top with frozen berries or served simply with a bitter lemonade and garnished with lemon and fresh Rosemary.
Buy it now from Durham Distillery for £23
Chocolate Orange Gin
Love gin and those infamous Terry’s Chocolate Oranges?
This could be the perfect gin for you! Bought to you by That Boutique – Y Gin Company this gin is made using a mix of classic botanicals, orange peel and cocoa nibs. Yum!
Buy now from Amazon for £33.95
That Boutique – Y Gin Company have lots of other quirky flavours including roasted pineapple and cherry! Why not grab their tasting set to see which one is your favourite?
Glitter Covered Gin Bottles
If you care as much about how your gin looks as it tastes, Bottle Bling have got you covered.
Especially if you go weak at the knees for anything glittery, you need to get your hands on one of these.
The small, independent business based in Lancashire is on hand to add sparkle to all your favourite tipples.
The bottles of gin cost between £29.99 and £48.99.
Also on offer is Aperol, Prosecco and Champagne!
A bottle like this would make a great gift and celebrities including Cheryl Tweedy are said to love them!
What are you waiting for?
Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Gin
Marshmallows and gin!? Yes please!
The clever people at nakedmarshmallow.co.uk have created a premium vanilla bean marshmallow gin.
It costs £32 but is currently out of stock!
Gordon’s Pink Gin
You know when you need you G&T to look just that little bit more extra?
That is when you need this pink gin!
Buy now from Tesco for £16.50
Sweet Potato Gin
You heard it right – this gin is made from sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina and triple-distilled in the UK.
The Sweet Potato Spirit Company also offer rum and liqueurs made from sweet potatoes.
If you are as intrigued as us, it can be yours for £28.95.
Buy it from Master of Malt
Unicorn Tears Gin
Yes – this really is a thing.
Kind of like normal gin but laced with a magical looking glittery liquid.
It could be yours for just £42.50
Buy it now from Harvey Nichols