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Amicis | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals 14 botanicals in total with 5 main ones: Citrus fruit, Mastruz, Heather, Honey and Walnut.

Brief Description
Amicis is made right in the centre of Portugal, with Coimbra at its heart, between the sierras of Açor and Sicó.
And from there come all the 14 botanicals used in production, in a “book of sensory memories from where I grew up”, the words of Paulo Pereira, the tutor of Bar and Restaurants in the School of Tourism of Portugal Douro-Lamego who became, through curiosity, the creator of Amicis. Paulo Pereira managed to convinced Miguel Gonçalves to join the project and together, they persuaded shark Marco Galinha to join them, and pull the project together once the development of the product was done.
Amicis is a 100% Portuguese Gin, 100% original with a 100% new bouquet. Mono-distillations of heather flowers, walnut, honey, oranges from Coimbra, mastruz (essential in the making of Rabaçal cheese) and nine other botanicals make Amicis one of the most aromatic and distinctive Gins.
On the nose, there is fresh touch is reminiscent of mint and the citrus notes immediately reveal the mastruz and the citrus fruits used in its creation. The 40 volumes of alcohol are not evident on the nose. Rather, the extreme smoothness of the alcohol which appears to have no edge. The heather, walnut and honey are not immediately evident in the bouquet, but in the mouth, we find them through the gentle touch and slight sweetness of this Gin.

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Boodles | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Carraway, Rosemary, Angelica (root and seeds), Cassia, Coriander seeds, Nutmeg, Sage and Juniper.

Brief Description
It was 1762 when Edward Boodle founded Boodle’s Gentlemen’s Club in St James Street, London. Almost a century later, in 1845, the recipe for Boodles Gin was born, a recipe still used today, the favourite Gin of Winston Churchill. Pure English wheat used for the production of the neutral alcohol and no citrus in the palette of botanicals are the stand out features of this classic.
Boodles was imagined as a blank canvas upon which each artist could express their own essence, with an alcohol base which permits anyone to put their taste, without any conditions by the creator’s vision. It’s because of this, and because they always imagine Gin served with lime or lemon, that the creators of Boodles opted to not put any citrus in the Gin itself. Boodles is a London Dry Gin with gentle herb and spice notes. Looking at the list of botanicals they use, there is an impressive number of warm flavoured spices, such as the carraway and the nutmeg. Also the herbs used, rosemary and sage, contribute to a greater warmth and roundness of this Gin.
On the nose, the caraway is noticeable first. It is gentler than the coriander seeds, and the aniseed brings warmth to the bouquet. Then the nutmeg and cassia appear, mixed together with the coherent touch of the herbs. In the mouth, confirmation that everything in the aroma is true, and where the smoothness of the alcohol is even more evident.

Other Versions Boodles Mulberry

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Gin Lovers Gin | Portugal

Origin Portugal
Alcoholic Volume 41º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals 32 in total, with focus on Juniper, Lemon Verbena, Pine Sprigs and a mixture of citrus fruits and warm spices.

Brief Description
National Gin & Tonic Day is on its fifth edition. Gin Lovers Gin its third.
After a Gin which we adapted followed by a Gin thought up and created from scratch, here is our 2017 Edition, a 100% Gin Lovers production.
The directive was simple: make a Gin that is agreeable to the greatest number of people possible. Juniper and Citrus for the purists and traditionalists, but smooth and fruity enough to convince those less accustomed to the bitter sip of this our favourite spirit.
This edition was thought up from scratch but always had as its base the knowledge and opinions we have gathered from the previous versions.  Straight away we reduced the degree of botanicals to make a cleaner and more direct flavour. There are now 32 botanicals used in Gin Lovers Gin, reducing the floral and herbal elements to allow the citrus ones to shine through. Rose petals, Globe Amaranth, Iceland Moss (a lichen) and Breckland Thyme, among others, were left out of the production of Gin Lovers 2017.
We also altered the balance of the power players. Juniper still occupies central stage but it is now accompanied by lemon verbena, pine sprigs and a mixture of citrus fruits, still leaving space for the warmer spices like cinnamon, cassia bark and nutmeg.
Changing a product, especially a Gin, is a complicated step by step process where the whole is always different from the sum of its parts. We wanted a Gin which inherited some of the complex aromas of Xmas Edition 2016 but on the other hand had a more defined matrix with strong vertexes of juniper, pine sprigs, lemon verbena and the citrus fruits.
The alcohol level has also been lowered with the idea of increasing the lightness of the Gin without compromising the depth of aromas. It is now 41% vol.
This decrease in alcohol level goes with the decrease in complexity. In other words, the 2016 versions demanded a higher level of alcohol to carry all of its aromas. The simplification of the botanical palette and almost the entire elimination of floral and herbal elements permits a decrease in alcohol.
Gin Lovers 2017 is therefore a Gin which sits somewhere between classic London Drys and deeper aroma Gins. On tasting, expect the juniper to be refreshed by the pine sprigs and the lemon verbena, followed by the mix of citrus fruits where the orange crosses with the vivacity of bergamot and a warm finish punctuated by warm spices.
We are producing 500 bottles, as in previous editions, whose sale will be limited to our online store.

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Beefeater Crown Jewel | England

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Real Gin | Portugal

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Tanqueray Dry | England

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West Wind The Sabre | Australia

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Beefeater Dry | England

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London Dry Gin

London Dry is the most widely known Gin all over the world. Juniper occupies central stage, just as defined in the technical specifications with which any Gin must comply to have the London Dry designation.
This designation defines the distillation method and characteristics of the final product, especially the level of alcohol – always higher than 37,5 volumes – the aromatisation of the alcohol, distilling only with the botanicals, and dilution only with water post-distillation.

Background
Taxes imposed by the Gin Act of 1751, the last of 8, forced a rise in the price of Gin. This price rise however had its benefits. Once the product was more expensive, better quality Gin was demanded. Gin was now sweetened with sugar to correspond to the client’s taste, and not, as previously, to mask its many imperfections.
The advances in the distillation process guaranteed spirits of better and better quality and, over time, the sweeteners were removed. Now in the Victorian age and a healthier lifestyle was in vogue, the glory days of low quality Old Tom were coming to an end and the London Dry Gins started to appear. London Dry was drier and more neutral and it was found to be more useful for mixing.
One of the inventions that marked this jump in quality was the Fractional Column Still which permitted continuous distillation, with clear gains in efficiency and surgical rectifications during the distillation process, not just at the end. New botanicals such as citrus peels, coriander seed, angelica or lily root became common in the list of ingredients used and brought to Gin new aromas, while juniper remained its top billing.

The London Dry designation determines the production method not its location. London Dry Gin can be produced in London or in any other part of the world, as long as it respects the rules which define it: 
1. It must be produced with a neutral alcohol based made from the fermentation of agricultural produce (rice, beet, cereals, grape must, apple etc.). The neutral alcohol must be as pure as possible, or rather, it must be mostly composed of ethanol, with no more than 5 grams per hectolitre of methanol in 100% ABV equivalent.
2. Aromatisation can only be made via distillation of the neutral alcohol (ethanol) with the botanicals. 
3. The spirit obtained has to contain at least 70 parts alcohol per 100 distilled. 
4. The addition of sweeteners post-distillation cannot exceed 0,1 grams per litre of Gin (final product).
5. Dilution must be made exclusively with water, the addition of colourants or aromas not being permitted. 
6. The final level of alcohol must be 37.5 vol or higher.

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Nº3 London | England

Origin England (Production is in the Netherlands today)
Alcoholic Volume 46º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Angelica root, cardamom, coriander seed, orange and grapefruit peel and juniper.

Brief Description
The Nº3 London Dry Gin shows us that simplicity can be a synonym of high quality. With only 6 botanicals divided by 3 fruits and 3 earthen elements it can have a perfect complexity and balance.
Was created in 2010 by Berry Brothers & Rudd - a flagship wine and spirits store with more than three centuries - located in No. 3 St. James Street, in the heart of London. The production is located in the Netherlands, where the company has found a contemporary distillery shop - De Kuyper Royal Distillers.
Its image is a key which appears in front of the bottle and was inspired by the one that opens The Parlour (a store division) and symbolizes the family legacy.
On the nose and palate, the No. 3 honors the tradition of a London Dry: dry and citric with clear notes of juniper combined with the elegance of grapefruit and orange.

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Bulldog | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 40º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, angelica root, cassia, coriander seed, lavender, lotus leaf, lemon peel, iris root, dragon eye, white poppy and juniper.

Brief Description
The Bulldog Gin was released in 2007. It was a converted banker to gin producer dream. Thought in the United States and produced in England, the Bulldog proves the international vein of the creator and the Bulldog Gin itself which makes use of 12 botanicals coming from the four corners of the planet.
It has a very rich bouquet where citrus and coriander seeds occupy a prominent place. It is extremely smooth with a dry character, where the juniper stands.
Despite the eccentricity of the Bulldog botanicals, dragon eye, lotus or white poppy leaf, it is extremely mixable in a cocktail and versatile in a gin and tonic, offering almost endless possibilities of creating new aromatizations.

Others Versions Bulldog Extra Bold

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Citadelle | France

Origin France
Alcoholic Volume 44º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, root and angelica seed, cinnamon, cardamom, cassia, coriander seed, cumin, anise star, fennel, grains of paradise, orange and lemon peels, iris root, nutmeg, cubeba pepper, satureja, verbena and juniper.

Brief Description
The Citadelle Gin is produced in the Southwestern region of France, the land of Cognac. Alexandre Gabriel, Citadelle's master-distiller, used an old Geneviere recipe which he found in the city of Dunkirk, dating back to the eighteenth century. In addition, he added the tradition of Pierre Ferrand and started the production of Citadelle in small stills of copper heated with direct flame and without steam (naked flame) - like Cognac is made. This type of heating is noted when we taste it. It's rounder and smoother than most Gins as a result of the botanicals caramelization inside the still. Produced using the 19 botanicals, the Citadelle offers spicy notes of cinnamon, anise and nutmeg but also a jasmine perfume.

Others Versions Citadelle Reserve | Citadelle No Mistake Old Tom

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Blackwoods 60º | Scotland

Origin Scotland
Alcoholic Volume 60º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, angelica root, cinnamon, citrus peel, coriander seed, mountain daisy, nutmeg, sea rose, meadowsweet and juniper.

Brief Description
It is from the beautiful landscape of the Shetland islands, North of Scotland, that the Blackwood's comes from. Using the local flora, this Gin carries all the richness and cultural heritage of the region. The recipe has a Nordic origin, and reflects the previous Viking domain. The main botanicals, such as angelica, rose from the sea, meadowsweet and marigold are locally sourced. You should expect a citric and herbal London Dry brought by the Shetland botanicals. The close connection between the Blackwood's and the environment that surrounds it makes it a tribute to the year in which they are produced, hence it is Vintage gin.

Others Versions Blackwoods 40º

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Beefeater 24 | England

Origin England
Alcoholic Volume 45º
Type London Dry Gin
Known Botanicals Liquorice, almond, root and angelica seed, Chinese green tea, Sencha Japanese tea, coriander seed, iris root, orange, lemon and grapefruit peel and juniper.

Brief Description
Brits like tea. Brits like Gin. Gin with tea? Of course. We do not know if this was the reason behind the creation of Beefeater 24 but the results speak for themselves. By adding grapefruit, Chinese green tea and Japanese sencha tea to the original Beefeater recipe, Desmond Payne created their London Dry. The Beefeater 24 is fresher, softer and more floral than the Beefeater Dry. But it is the scent of flowers that we feel when we open the bottle. The juniper notes are less noticed. On the palate, we are surprised by the softness, the elegant and citrus presence of grapefruit and an astringency in the end, signed by green tea.

Others Versions Beefeater Dry Gin | Beefeater Burrough's Reserve | Beefeater Crown Jewel | Beefeater London Garden (seasonal edition)

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Larios 12 | Spain

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