About Gin and Genever from United Kingdom

About Gin  and  Genever from United Kingdom
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

Gin and Genever

Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin
97 points
$39.99
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
Martin Miller’s Gin
94 points
$32.99
Gin
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
$35
Gin
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
$34.99
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
$57
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.
Juniper Green London Dry Gin
89 points
$36.99
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
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
89 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bay leaf, sage, cardamom, lime leaf, orange marmalade, and juniper with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish with impressions of pepper-infused honey, white flowers, and sweet ginger finish. A dark, herbal gin that will star in cocktails of all seasons.
89 points $39.99
Fords London Dry Gin
89 points
$23.99
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
Fords Officers Reserve Gin
85 points
$31.99
Slivery straw color. Aromas of black pepper, vanilla bonbon, yogurt, struck match, and cannabis with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, cheery vanilla pastry cream, juniper, and candied finish. Vanilla notes make this a great gin for cream or egg white drinks; try in a Ramos Gin Fizz.
85 points $31.99