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10 Best Gin Brands at London Spirits Competition

21/07/2018

In this article, obtain a list of 10 Best Gin Brands that scored highest at London Spirits Competition.

The London Spirits Competition that took place on March 8-9, 2018, judged many spirits for three key criteria – quality, value for money and packaging. Here is the list of 10 Best Gin Brands that scored highest at London Spirits Competition.

High Spirits Gin

High Spirits Gin

Country of Origin: Australia

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42%

Bottle Size: 700ml 

High Spirits Dry Gin is distilled to the principles of the London Dry style. Clean and balanced, the Dry Gin includes juniper, coriander, orris root, angelica root, cassia and others to make up the bill of botanicals which are all placed in the vapour path to be gently infused throughout distillation to carry some of the more delicate flavours over. High Spirits Dry Gin is non-chill filtered; hence the spirit may take on a pearlescent lustre once diluted. High Spirts Dry Gin notes a rich mouthfeel and a dry botanical profile with an underlying vanilla and slight Sichuan peppery finish.

Northern Dry Gin

Northern Dry Gin

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43.2%

Bottle Size: 700ml 

The Poetic License Northern Dry Gin has 13 botanicals in total, most of which are classic, (Juniper being at the forefront, as well as with coriander seeds, angelica root). Green cardamom is complimented by dried Persian lime, alongside four different types of pepper (one which Cubeb Berries). On the nose – the resinous piney nature of juniper is both clear and omnipresent. To taste, it’s a classically styled gin, with juniper leading throughout, while cardamom and cubeb adding a drying spice.

Sarsaparilla Gin Liqueur

Sarsaparilla Gin Liqueur

Country of Origin: England

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 21%

Bottle Size: 500ml 

Sarsaparilla Gin Liqueur from the Poetic License folks in Sunderland. Poetic License have combined sarsaparilla root with Old Tom gin, alongside a touch of aniseed, liquorice and vanilla. The unique flavour of the sarsaparilla root works with light aniseed notes as well as sweet liquorice and vanilla to create aromas and flavours heavily reminiscent of the titular sarsaparilla soft drink. The Old Tom gin brings a gently spicy character, rounding out the whole profile.

Copperhead Black Batch Gin

Copperhead Black Batch Gin

Country of Origin: Belgium

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42%

Bottle Size: 500ml 

The Alchemist's gin, Copperhead's Black Batch balances black elderberries with black Ceylon tea to create an exquisite variant of the original Copperhead recipe that will pleasantly surprise your senses. Combined with juniper berries, orange zest, angelica root, cardamon and coriander seeds the Copperhead Black Batch has an herby, floral flavour. Think dark and spicy with a citrus kick.

Opihr Gin

Opihr Gin

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%

Bottle Size: 700ml 

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is an aromatic take on the premium gin category. This Gin is launched by Quintessential Brands in October 2013. Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is crafted with a selection of exotic hand-picked botanicals, including spicy Cubeb berries from Indonesia, Black Pepper from India and Coriander from Morocco. Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin has bursts of Citrus balanced with the rich, earthy aromas and a soft spice. It taste, oft camphor, some sweetness and oriental spices create a warm mouth feel that lingers but does not increase in intensity.

Square Mile Gin

Square Mile Gin

Country of Origin: England

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 47.3%

Bottle Size: 700ml 

Square Mile London Dry Gin is made at the City of London Distillery in the centre of the capital. A creamy and rich gin with a spicy finish that works particularly well in a Martini. Its aroma includes subtle flavours of Junipers, coriander seeds, orris root, angelica, liquorice, fresh orange and lemon.

VII Hills Italian Dry Gin

VII Hills Italian Dry Gin

Country of Origin: Italy

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%

Bottle Size: 700ml

VII Hills is an Italian Dry Gin made near Torino. Inspired by ancient Rome, the botanicals include rosehip, celery and pomegranate. VII HILLS Italian Dry Gin is an aromatic and fruity juniper spirit, lightly citrusy on the nose. On the palate, sweet pomegranate notes with hints of roman chamomile, perfectly balanced by the earthy freshness of the celery.

Alnwick Gin

Alnwick Gin

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 37.5%

Bottle Size: 500ml

Alnwick Gin is created using a secret recipe and made using the finest botanicals.  An expert infusion of locally foraged traditional botanicals & exotic spices. Alnwick Gin is perfect served with citrus & tonic or in any classic & contemporary cocktail.

Botanical Gin

Botanical Gin

Country of Origin: England

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42%

Bottle Size: 700ml

The nose of Botanical Gin is subtle fresh rose petals, then spice and a hint of juniper. The initial palate is floral with bitter, fresh notes of dandelion and peppery cloves. The texture is silky, exuding a superb botanical mouth-feel finished by intense juniper tones and peppermint cool. On the nose, Green juniper, followed by a burst of herbal spice notes, including cardamom and sage. Then some coriander and finally, fennel.

Gordon Castle Scotland Distilled Gin

Gordon Castle Scotland Distilled Gin

Country of Origin: Scotland

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%

Bottle Size: 700ml

Gordon Castle Gin is premium gin handcrafted using botanicals grown in its very own Scottish Walled Garden. Gordon Castle Gin is a crisp, elegant and refreshing gin with a lovely clean palate. Subtle notes of lavender linger in the back of the nose and within the mouth. Garden mint comes into focus helping promote the clean and refreshing character.