"Monkey 47 has transcended the category to become a cult spirit brand. While it’s well known, it is because it’s a formidable package that it’s become a global name; intricate small bottles, a whiff of crazy and a whole lot of tasty - a must try Gin."
"One of only a couple of gins you can rely on when recomending a product for those just getting into the category. Soft, easily accessible flavours and beautifully packaged, Silent Pool is the perfect introduction to what gin can be."
"One of the big reasons Hendrick's became so big is that it's an accessible, easy sipping floral gin with (aside from the cucumber and rose) a soft chamomile and sweet citrus hit. If you are just getting into gin, it's a great place to start."
"More passionfruit spirit than gin, it's one for those seeking the tropical fruit explosion more than those after a resinous juniper undertone. Serve it up with soda and a sprig of mint for a fresh, lively drink!"
"Manly's flagship gin is one of the great Australian craft gins. Flavours aside, the detailed embossing, cap and label work just adds a special touch and makes this a really impactful gin for those looking for gifts."
"Tactile bottles with embossing and wax, straight up delivery of tasty classic gin flavours and a young dynamic team who live the dream by creating spirits with real character - know that with each bottle you are supporting true Craft Distilling."
"Unbelievable innovation in the 'low alcohol' area! It sounds mad, but even when using the suggested 5ml with a normal amount of tonic (150ml) - flavour wise it's hard to tell the difference between this and a G&T made with the original London Dry."
"As a "fruit gin" sceptic, take the following as counting for double; Sipsmith Orange & Cacao is delicious. It's clearly gin too, juniper rides through the initial orange flush and extended cacao finish. A masterpiece in the flavoured gin arena."
"One of the great British Gins, Cotswolds is as bucolic a flavour journey as walking through the surrounds of the region. So bright and oily are the flavours in the bottle, it louches once mixed with tonic making a 'cloudy G&T' as it's known."
"They look quite rustic in images and the stunning hand-blown bottles, also produced in Nairobi, are a joy to hold. You can tell they are each slightly unique and have been hand-made. A truly unique gin, great for gifting."
"A cabinet essential if ever there's been one. It's so simple in its construct and by my standards, the benchmark for what a classic gin is about. It's untameable too - throw any tonic at this and the coriander and juniper core stands strong."
"The gin is lovely, the packaging is beautifully tactile and the combination is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. Salcombe Dry Gin is an ideal gift idea as the impact is quite spectacular, with the liquid really backing it up."
"The herbal gin that stands head and shoulders above all others in that flavour zone. The fragrant rosemary, herbaceous basil and of course black olives are so clear yet it's the juniper that they all lead towards. One of gin's must try offerings."
"Mermaid Gin has to be one of the ultimate giftable spirits – it looks and feels spectacular, with the liquid inside also conveying a sense of the island’s coastal provenance. Try it in a Red Snapper for a naughty brunch time treat – delicious!"
"‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ has fragrant notes of fresh lemon peel up front, followed by Provence herbs and ripe strawberries. Lavender and lemon verbena add depth, while white pepper add subtle finesse on a fruity finish. A fantastic flavour journey."
"Using some real blueberries and no added sugar are the two draws here - there is indeed a fruity flavour, and the blue hue is striking but it's still very similar to the flagship Greenalls, with the juniper and coriander duo clear throughout."