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Our Top Ten Gins....

 

Ever wondered what our biggest sellers were?

We have! So we thought we'd share our biggest sellers in April 2017!

Is your favourite in our Top Ten?

 

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NUMBER 10

ISLE OF HARRIS

Atlas owner, Mark's, favourite gin here in the top 10!

Not only is this an outstanding gin, but he and Elaine, love visiting Harris, in the outer Hebrides, and this gin truly epitomises the magical nature of the most North Westerly part of the British Isles.

Alexander Macleod and Simon Erlanger are the men behind the gin, and it was launched as a Gin of the Week in 2016. 

Juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, cubeb berries, orange peel, liquorice and cassia bark all play their part, but it is locally harvested sugar kelp which gives the gin its' subtle coastal notes.

The bottle alone is an absolute work of art. Enjoy with grapefruit and tonic.

 

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NUMBER 9

SLINGSBY RHUBARB GIN

Slingsby are a Harrogate based business, who themselves say that they ''think differently.''

This gin is named after William Slingsby, who in 1571, discovered the unique properties of the spring water from Tewit Well in Harrogate.

Pure and natural, hand-grown, local botanicals, are used to make this gin. Infact, seventeen, of the twenty four botanicals are local to Harrogate and the surrounding area.

Twelve of these come from the garden, of a local hotel, Rudding Park.

The green tea and jasmine elements come from the famous local business Taylors.

The still used in Harrogate is over 100 years old, and Slingsby partner prior to this stage, with the Langleys Distillery, near Birmingham.

The addition of rhubarb, to the Slingsby London Dry gin, creates a true flavoured gin, although this is a limited edition.

When it's gone, it's gone!

Beautiful with elderflower tonic and a grapefruit garnish.

 

 

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NUMBER 8

HENDRICKS

Of course Hendricks makes it into our top ten!

Hendricks gin a brand of gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Scotland. It’s made in small batches using an original 19th Century Gin still. Hendricks is made using the highest quality neutral grain spirit, eleven different botanicals, rose petals and most unusually cucumber. The gin is packaged into in a small Victorian apothecary style bottle with a cork stopper. No other Gin is made like it and that’s why it’s known for its distinctive taste and its upmarket appeal! It's also names after the gardener who tended to their rose garden. 

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NUMBER 7

TANQUERAY No.10

Ask most people to name a quality London Dry gin, and Tanqueray will be one of the brands first mentioned.

The brand goes way back to the early 1830's, when Charles Tanqueray, launched his first distillery and the recipe was subsequently developed in 1838.

So good was the recipe that it has never changed, and is the one still in use today.

The company was taken over by Charles' son, and it is alleged that during the prohibition years, in America, in the 1920's, that Tanqueray was shipped to islands just off the US coastline, and the gin was traded on the black market.

There is even a tale that suggests that the gin was shipped in floatable cases. This brings a whole new meaning to a message in a bottle!

During the blitz, in 1941, the Tanqueray distillery was virtually levelled, and the only surviving still, known as ''Old Tom,'' now resides in Scotland at Cameron Bridge.

United distillers, now Diageo, took over the brand in 1986, and in 1989, John Tanqueray, the great-great grandson of Charles, retired. The last member of the family, to work there.

It is interesting that for a gin that has been around for so long, that the recipe is still unknown.

We know that only four botanicals are used, and they are believed to be juniper, a given, liquorice and angelica root and coriander seeds.

The distinctive green bottle has a pineapple and two axes on it.

Pineapples were a known 1800's symbol of hospitality and wealth. As for the axes?

There's some myth and legend suggesting that this may be to do with the Tanqueray family fighting during the crusades.

This gin is named after the still number of its' origin, and a true homage the attention to detail and quality that Charles Tanqueray stood for.

Crafted with the perfect Martini in mind, the fresh citrus fruits of No. Ten perfectly complement and capture the essence of the ultimate Martini.

Martini it is then, but it also makes a great G&T with tonic and a citrus twist and is delightful with either Bitter Lemon or a Lemon Tonic, too.

 

 

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NUMBER 6

EDINBURGH RASPBERRY

Nestled beneath the stairs at 1a Rutland Place, in the heart of Edinburgh, you will find the Edinburgh Distillery.

The team wanted to literally ''bottle'' the inspiration from the historic city, in a bottle.

Juniper, coriander, citrus peel and orris root, are delicately distilled, then heather and milk thistle is added, for a little piece of Scottish magic.

Grain spirit forms the base, and the finest raspberries from Perthshire are added, to create this beautifuuly soft liqueur.

Lovely with a Double Dutch tonic and ice.

 

 

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NUMBER 5

BULLDOG GIN

Inspired by the British ''Bulldog'' Winston Churchill, this is a truly British gin.

Anshuman Vohra created this gin, somewhat inspired by his travels with his globe trotting, diplomat, father.

Infused with a distictive blend of twelve botanicals which include lotus leaves, lavender, dragon fly and of course, juniper, Bulldog is quadruple distilled.

Finest british grain is triple distilled and the transformation happens in the fourth.

The perfect serve is with a premium tonic and a grapefruit and lemon twist.

For a warming G&T, enjoy with tonic, star anise and cloves,

 

 

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NUMBER 4

MALFY GIN

Malfy Gin is made at the Torino Distillery, in Italy.

It was first established back in 1906, and is located in Moncallieri, an area famous for its' wines and spirits production.

The distillery is run by Carlo Vergano, his wife and children. A true family business, like Atlas.

Citrus captures the Italian imagination and holds a firm place in Italian culture.

Coastal grown lemons, some from the beautiful Amalfi, and Sicily, create this gins fresh lemon taste and zesty aroma.

The bottle is made using traditional Italian glass design and techniques, and is a true demonstration of the flavour of this brand. The stopper is made with Italian Oak.

The crest on the label depicts the famous rowing race, which takes place, annually, between the four ancient kingdoms of Italy.

The blue represents the Mediterranean Sea and the yellow, of course, lemons!

Other botanicals in the recipe are juniper, of course, coriander, angelica and cassia bark.

Malfy is great in a G&T, but also makes a great Negroni or Gimlet.

 

 

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NUMBER 3

BROCKMANS GIN

 

Brockmans....

ALWAYS features on our monthly list of top 10 gins.

It is exactly as it says on the tin... Intensely Smooth. Packed full of fruity botanicals, lemon, orange and blackberry.

You can guarantee this will feature on our top ten gins again next month!

 

 

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NUMBER 2

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

Globally, Bombay Sapphire is one of the world's most recognised brands.

Made to the traditional London Dry method, Bombay Sapphire contains ten botanicals, which originate from Jave to Morocco.

Cubeb berries, cassia bark and coriander seeds provide the warmth to this incredibely popular gin.

The coriander comes from Morocco, cassia bark from Indo-China and the cubeb berries from Java, at the feet of volcanoes. This all adds to the mystique of the brand.

The quality of this gin is created by vapour infusing the botanicals and not by boiling them.

The other botanicals are lemon peel, from Murcia, Grains of Paradise, from West Africa, Coriander, from Eastern Europe, Orris Root from Florence, Almonds from Spain, Liquorice from China and Angelica from Dresden.

As you can see, this makes for a truly globally inspired gin!

Distilled at the Laverstoke Distillery, in Hampshire.

We believe that you should keep this one simple! Enjoy with tonic and a lime or lemon garnish.

 

 

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OUR BIGGEST SELLING GIN WAS...

BEEFEATER GIN

 

Back in the 1820's, The Chelsea Distillery was huge, and over the centuries has grown to deliver one of the world's most recognised gin brands.

Originally owned by the Taylor family, the distillery was bought by James Burrough, in 1862.

He was a trained pharmacist and tea merchant.

He was the creator of other gin brands also, such as, Ye Old Chelsea, James Burrough London Dry and an Old Tom.

A recipe book from 1895 outlines the nine botanicals that are necessary to create this gin: juniper, angelica root, and seeds, coriander seeds, liquourice, almonds, orris root, seville oranges and lemon peel.

In 1958, the distillery moved to Lambeth.

An interesting fact about Beefeater, is that it was the only gin brand, on board the QE2 for its' maiden voyage, to New York. Quite an honour.

This really does under pin the quality of this gin. This is often over looked due to its' wide accessibility.

Pernod Ricard took over the brand in 2005, and has taken its' marketing to a whole new level.

A solid London Dry gin which we suggest you enjoy with a lime, lemon or orange garnish, to pull out its' characteristic citrus flavour.