Atlas Bar Deansgate Top Ten Gins

Our Top Ten Gins....


Ever wondered what our biggest sellers were?

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

Is your favourite in our Top Ten?





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.





A fantastic story sits behind this gin, where the East truly meets the West.

In 1777 Herman Jansen distilled his first malt wine gin, at the De Tweelingh Distillery. This was the spirit known as Dutch Courage, and it was this that was shipped to the UK, and subsequently evolved in to London Dry gin.

In 1950, Jacobus Alfons, or Bobby, as he was known by his family, migrated to The Netherlands, from his country of birth, Indonesia.

Bobby loved Dutch Jenever, but so missed the tastes and flavours, of Indonesia, that he started to infuse Jenever with familiar Indonesian spices and herbs.

Unknowingly creating his own gin!

Now to 2012!

Bobby’s grandson, Sebastiaan, discovered an old bottle, of the gin, at his mother’s house. Inspired by his grandfather’s story, he went to Schiedam, the city where gin originated.

He met the seventh generation Master Distiller of Herman Jansen, and together they started working together, to recreate Bobby’s Indonesian inspired gin.

In 2014, Bobby’s Schiedam Gin is born!

This is a much more complex gin and we’d suggest that you enjoy it over ice with a Syndrome, 1724 or Frankins Tonic.






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. 




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.






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.






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,






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.







Coming from one of our favourite gin distilleries, Four Pillars, Australia. We have met the team behind the gin on a number of occasions, most recently when they visited Atlas Bar to host a Gin Masterclass in July.

Spiced Negroni was the first release from the Four Pillars Bartender Series. It was created by Four Pillars distiller Cameron and Jason from Sydney’s ‘Rook Bar’. Their aim was to create the perfect gin for use in a Negroni. To achieve this they increased the amount of Tasmanian pepperberry leaf and cinnamon used and also added Grains of Paradise, organic blood orange and ginger to the original recipe.

If you do wish to enjoy this gin as part of a G&T we recommend pairing with Double Dutch Tonic and a slice of orange.









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.






What can we say?

Team Atlas, love Brockmans!

One of our original gins, this really is very special.

Brockmans aim was to create a gin, like no other; one so intensely smooth and delicious, you would happily drink it neat, over ice.

Naturally grown, aromatic botanicals, are steeped in pure grain spirit, for many hours, to release their oils and aromas.

These include: Tuscan juniper berries, north European Blueberries and Blackberries, Indo China cassia bark, Chinese liquorice, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orange peel, almond, and orris root.

Thereafter, distilled in a 100 year old copper still, the coriander marries with softer notes of blueberry and blackberry. This definitely delivers a smooth, distinctive gin.

For the perfect G&T enjoy with a premium tonic, blueberries and a twist of pink grapefruit.

Here, at Atlas, we love it with Blackberries, too!