Greenall’s London Dry Gin

Greenall’s is produced by G&J Distillers, who claim to be the oldest distiller in Britain – although if I had a bottle from every distillery that said that, I could open a bar. The original recipe – still in use today – was created in 1761 by Thomas Dakin, which certainly predates any distillery I’ve… Read more »

Liverpool Gin

Liverpool Gin started life as a small independent gin distillery in 2013, set up by John O’Dowd and Mark Hensby (of the Liverpool Organic Brewery). By 2016, it had become part of the Halewood International empire; a large drinks producer and distributor that already had a number of gins in its portfolio, along with vodkas,… Read more »

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin

Masons are one of the new generation of gin distillers, having been founded just 4 years ago – they launched their first gin on World Gin Day 2013. A few years ago, Karl Mason sent his wife a message via Facebook asking her to have a G&T ready for him when he got home from… Read more »

The Botanist Gin

It only seems right to start my gin reviewing with the spirit that lured me, and much like with my first whisky, it’s made by an Islay distillery. The Botanist is produced by the folks at Bruichladdich, so they know a thing or two about making spirit. They are also noteworthy in the world of… Read more »