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

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
98 points
Exquisitely holds the ABV, allowing the beautiful juniper notes with bright sweet citrus and florals to still radiate through; the nose on this Gin makes you crave a Martini.
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
95 points
A beautiful Gin that has a deft balance of flavors with a lovely weight and viscosity added to the rounded texture of the mouthfeel.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
Sweet, rich barrel tones plushly enhance the fruit and botanicals with honey; a beautiful sipping Gin.
Martin Miller’s Summerful Gin
95 points
A remarkably potent and pleasurable full throttle gin that will be superb in classic cocktails.
Fever-Tree Sparkling Cucumber Cocktail Mixer
95 points
A fresh, balanced Tonic that's never too bitter; a lovely salinic lift on the finish keeps us coming back for another sip of this elevated, contemporary tonic.
95 points $4.99
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
94 points
A very elegant and austere London Dry with a finish of candied citrus and spice that will meet all of your Martini making needs.
Highclere Castle Gin
94 points
Citrus forward with a lovely nose and palate that makes this great for a Martini but likely stellar in applications with citrus juice or tonic.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin
94 points
A rich candied citrus with balanced juniper and spice notes that will make a classic dry Martini.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel-Aged Gin
94 points
Complex spices combined with sweets and a touch of herbs make for a layered spirit; let's make Barrel-Aged Gins more popular.
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
94 points
A classic London Dry with some nice earthy and sweet base notes making this Gin just a delightful take on the standard.