About Gin and Genever from England

About Gin  and  Genever from England
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

Gin and Genever

Beefeater London Dry Gin
93 points
$22
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
$24
Best Buy
A very graceful London Dry with pronounced spice and citrus notes.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Bulldog London Dry Gin
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Crisp, clean, and juniper forward in a traditional London Dry style with a nice lingering spice note.
92 points $24 Best Buy
BOODLES Original London Dry Gin
92 points
$26
A potent potable with rich mouthfeel and pleasant herbaceousness.
Gin Lane 1751 London Dry Gin
92 points
$29
Classic gin botanicals shine in this easy-to-use tippler; try in ANY gin cocktail.
Fords London Dry Gin
91 points
$28
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.
Bulldog Gin
89 points
$28
Gin
A light and cucumber-inflected gin that will work in all manner of warm-weather cocktails.
Gin Lane 1751 Royal Strength Gin
89 points
$37
A balanced and penetrating gin that will provide a rock solid foundation for rich cocktail creation.
Gin Lane 1751 Old Tom Gin
87 points
$37
A curious aquavit like gin for exotic savory cocktails.
Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin
86 points
$32
A sturdy grain-forward gin with a gentle mist of cranberry-like fruitiness.