"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 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."
"Plymouth rightfully enjoys its legendary status amongst gin fans and while I could wax lyrical about the flavours, it's the bottle itself that so often goes undersold. It feels premium, with detailed nods to the distillery's heritage everywhere."
"Fresh on the nose - to taste, there's yuzu and lemon, leading into juniper and hinoki followed by sancho pepper and a gingery warmth. The shiso, tea and bamboo all add complexity, so too does the rise base. A beautiful gin."
"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."
"Leaning on all of the knowledge of harnessing botanicals acquired through generations of Aquavit makers, this Scandinavian gin showcases an inherent understanding of building depth and intrigue through dozens of local herbs."
"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."
"The tactile, embossed bottle looks fantastic for all to see but its weight is also something to behold. It's practically a door stop and the combination of the two makes for a hugely impactful gift, especially as the gin inside is a beauty!"
"One of the big hitting releases in the new wave of craft distillers when it was first released back in 2012, and an instant modern classic. It's been reformulated to keep up with the times and delivers to perfection. A must try."
"A juniper fanfare and one of the gins that gin lovers gravitate to for good reason - it's smooth, it's savoury, verdant and fresh as a profile. The juniper is really complex and quite frankly, overall it's delicious."
"Classically styled but with a distinct character, the foraged botanicals add a unique dimension to the gin. Their B Corp status also helps mean that each time you buy a bottle you are supporting others committed to creating a positive impact."
"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."
"It’s hard to overstate the place Seadog commands in the gin hall of fame, it’s up there with the all-time greats and it’s a standard-barer to benchmark all of the others against. A perfect gift for the juniper freaks and super connoisseurs."
"Kyro makes for a mind blowing G&T, with the foraged fresh botanicals (like sea buckthorn, cranberries and birch leaves) really driving through. The higher ABV (46.3%) helps maintain the gin's flavour in Negronis too."
"The characteristic Nordés white bottle was inspired by the traditional ceramics of Sargadelos, produced in Galicia by artisans. When in season, try it with stone fruit as a garnish in a G&T - a total game changer."