About United Kingdom Spirits

About United Kingdom Spirits
The United Kingdom is comprised of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whiskey of course is the leading spirit. Besides those from Scotland (both single malts and blends), there are some excellent examples from Northern Ireland. These are a bit less robust than those from Scotland, as they are generally triple distilled, making them a bit smoother.

Gin from England is the other great spirit of Great Britain (see entry on England)

Top Picks for United Kingdom

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
97 points
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of spicy citrus compote, berry torte, floral honey, and lemongrass with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long finish revealing notes of floral candies, melon sorbet, and pink pepper. A delicious and sensuous Gin that will reward at every sip.
Awards: 2021 Best Gin
97 points $39.99
New London Light Non Alcoholic Spirit
94 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cut grass, ylang ylang, fresh sugar snap peas, pink grapefruit, and sage with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of cucumber, melon rind, and hints of coriander. A springy, fresh-from-the-garden styled spirit alternative that’s clean, bright and stylish.
94 points $34.99
Martin Miller’s Gin
94 points
Clear color. Inviting, citrusy aromas and flavors of orange gelatin candy, lemon verbena curd, elderflower and melon sorbet, and floral honey with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, agreeable finish revealing notes of orange mineral water, delicate grassy herbs, and minerals. An elegant and well balanced Gin with great appeal and drinkability.
94 points $32.99
Tiger Gin
93 points
Clear color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of tangerine blossoms, lemon blueberry lavender muffin, honeyed earl grey tea, and juniper jelly and talc with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish that shows impressions of passionfruit-mango relish and potpourri water. A vibrant fruity and floral nouveau gin that will sing in martinis.
Cotswolds Dry Gin
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bay leaf, cologne, coriander, cracked juniper, lemon peel, spearmint, and sandalwood with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish. A robust gin with a spicy warmth.
93 points $34.99
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Barrel Rested Gin
93 points
Light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cinnamon roll, chai latte, gingerbread, and cream soda with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with notes of lemon creme, shortbread, juniper, and black pepper finish. A creamy Barrel Aged Gin that will make a plethora of delicious winter-time cocktails.
Cotswolds Founders Choice Single Malt Whisky
92 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate coated toffee, sandalwood, raisins, honey-roasted nuts, and tobacco with a chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a long finish manifesting accents of olives, parmesan, rooibos tea, and leather finish. An oaky, spicy single malt with flashy notes of dried fruit, nuts, and leather.
92 points $79.99
Utkins Vodka
89 points
Clear color. Aromas of powdered sugar and hint of peppermint with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a breezy lemon zest and panna cotta finish. A clean and bright vodka; a clear go-to for cocktails.
89 points $36.89
Juniper Green London Dry Gin
89 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lime flesh, celery, lavender, and black pepper with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of iris, lemon shortbread, sweet herbs, and hint of juniper finish. A smooth, floral, contemporary gin with wide appeal; shake up creative cocktails with this one.
89 points $36.99
Fords London Dry Gin
89 points
Clear color. Aromas of watercress, lemon zest, and dried juniper berries with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a crisp geranium, crisp apple, and cardamom finish. A rock solid gin that will work in all the classics.
89 points $23.99