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
96 points
$37
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of powdered sugared citrus peels, orange vanilla gelato, and spiced cucumber and melon with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long finish that shows notes of tangerine gelatin candies, spice cake, vanilla oat milk, and pepper. A rich and artfully balanced gin with delicate juniper notes and robust fruit and spice flavors; a great choice for elevating cocktails.
Martin Miller’s Summerful Gin
95 points
$33
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced candied citrus peels, exotic tropical fruits, and herbal lozenge with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of anise creme anglaise and pink peppercorn. A remarkably potent and pleasurable full throttle gin that will be superb in classic cocktails.
Martin Miller’s Gin
94 points
$29
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon poppyseed muffin, orange blossom honey, and strawberry passionfruit, and earl grey and chamomile chais with an oily, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish that presents notes of citrus and floral oils, sugar dusted meyer lemon peel, coriander and herbs sprinkled cucumbers, and spiced almond milk. A silky and seamless gin with nuanced fruit and floral tones well suited for sophisticated craft cocktails.
Martin Miller’s 9 Moons Solera Reserve Barrel Aged Gin
94 points
$59
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cola float, wet oak, wax, and spice cake with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree finish with accents of spiced candied nuts, banana bread, and cedar. A supple and elegant barrel aged gin with a delicious range of well balanced flavors.
Tiger Gin
93 points
$35
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of frosted banana raisin bran muffin, spiced nuts, and powdered sugar phyllo cookies with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, captivating, medium-long finish that exhibits touches of lemon chiffon, spicy fruit salad, pink pepper, and mineral water. A supple gin with well meshed creamy fruit and spice flavors, perfect for summer cocktails.
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
Highclere Castle London Dry Gin
92 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise spice custard, juniper jasmine jelly, lemon and lavender relish, and orange marmalade with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of spiced melon, orange chiffon, and powdered sugar and nutmeg. A dainty, creamy gin with a pinpoint flavor and balance for a variety of applications.
Fords London Dry Gin
91 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh juniper berries, grains off paradise, black pepper, and cedar with a velvety, vibrant, dry full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish conveying notes of sweet almond. A classic, bold London Dry gin that hits all the notes.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Martin Miller’s Winterful Gin
91 points
$33
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of easter basket jelly beans, cinnamon candy, wintergreen, and purple flowers with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long finish manifesting notes of citrus custard, juniper-grape jam, and exotic spices. A rich, fruity and spicy gin that will elevate cocktails.
Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin
91 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced yams and watermelon rinds, tomato chutney, frosted anise cookie, and peppercorn muffin with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish revealing notes of citrus and floral jelly candies, peppered herbs, juniper, and sandalwood. A warm and savory gin perfect for fall and winter cocktails.