About English Spirits

About English Spirits
The spirit industry in England is all about gin; indeed a "London dry gin" is one of the iconic styles of this spirit. Gin has been produced in England for four centuries and today, there are numerous brands that are known around the world; some of them labeled "export strength" have as much as 47% alcohol.

A classic British gin offers notes of juniper, lime, pepper and sometimes even notes of citrus, pine and rose. While most are used in cocktails, some are refined enough to be enjoyed neat.

Top Picks for England

Bimber Single Malt London Whisky Batch 3
96 points
A big and beautiful Whisky with a savory nose and fresh fruit on the palate.
Awards: 2022 Best English Whisky
Bimber 12 Year Aged Apogee XII Pure Malt English Whisky
95 points
A world-class Whisky that will keep those kilted cousins on notice.
Beefeater London Dry Gin
93 points
Best Buy
Super clean with light citrus notes and juniper on the nose, palate, and a lingering finish; a benchmark Gin.
93 points $22 Best Buy
Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
93 points
Best Buy
A very graceful London Dry with pronounced spice and citrus notes.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale Cocktail Mixer
93 points
An easy Ginger Ale for adults; drier than expected, distinctively herbal and highly mixable.
93 points $4.99
Bulldog London Dry Gin
92 points
Best Buy
Crisp, clean, and juniper forward in a traditional London Dry style with a nice lingering spice note.
92 points $24 Best Buy
Fords London Dry Gin
91 points
Would work in all London Dry classic cocktail applications but the citrus is dialed up and there is a bit of red berry essence harkening modern American styles; delicious and versatile.
Fever-Tree Distillers Cola Cocktail Mixer
90 points
An upgraded cola for the contemporary drinker.
90 points $4.99
Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Cocktail Mixer
88 points
Pure, all-natural grapefruit flavor shines in this balanced, grown up grapefruit soda.
88 points $4.99
Fever-Tree Sparkling Lime And Yuzu Cocktail Mixer
84 points
A super-fizzy, citrusy mixer that pairs like a dream with Tequila; light and balanced in cocktails, this mixer keeps the focus on Agave.
84 points $4.99