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From its beginnings in the Middle Ages, gin has developed from a primitive herbal medicine to a spirit enjoyed the world over. Gin as we know it now had its origins in the older Dutch ‘jenever’ made popular after William of Orange and his wife Mary came to the throne of both England and Scotland. The word gin derives from ‘jenever’ (Dutch) and ‘genièvre (French) and simply means ‘juniper’. Early English soldiers got a taste for it, hence the term ‘Dutch courage’.

Sounds simple enough so far, but different methods of distillation and the addition of unlimited types of botanicals has, over the years, given us gins of such a wealth of variety it’s mind-blowing!

The period known to the artist Hogarth, during the Gin Craze, when almost every street in the country had its own gin-shop (we’ve all seen Hogarths engraving of Gin Lane, haven’t we?) has long gone. As has the time in the 19th century when gin was used in the British colonies to disguise the bitter taste of quinine (the origin of our modern day gin and tonic). Long gone too is the ‘Bath-tub’ gin favoured in Prohibition era America (having said that, we do stock gin by that name!)

Gin palaces were the 18th century name for lavish premises lit by gaslight where gin was consumed in large quantities (22 million gallons a year, by all accounts). You won’t be able to knock back gin here at King Street by gas light whilst dressed in your tall hats and long frocks, but we do boast a range of over 220 varieties of gin on sale from all over the world. We also have, in the family, a number of gin experts here to advise you as to which flavours and styles you might like most. We have all the big names, of course, but we have spent much time searching out some fabulous small scale distilleries, there are crowds of young guns out there experimenting to their hearts content in the world of gin production.

Gin now can contain flavours as disparate as: apples, lavender, ginger, thyme, cassia bark, orris root, cardamom, orange peel, hibiscus flowers – the list is endless. It’s not just the flavours which capture the imagination, check out the names: Bathtub, Broken Heart, Batshit Mental, Death’s Door, Eccentric, Elephant Gin, Glorious, Ophir, Pinkster, Sacred, Silent Pool, Uppercut and Zymurgorium (yes, really, ask the people of Manchester).

Gin may have evolved over the years, but mothers’ ruin is definitely back in fashion!

Right, down to business, our gin list. Bear in mind that we are adding to this list every week, but there is something here to please everyone.

To order anything on the list please give us a ring on 01200 423152.

Postage and packing for any consignment will be £8.


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AKORI Premium Barcelona 42% £35.29
ALKKEMIST Distilled by the light of the full moon Spanish 40% £40.99
AMPERSAND London Dry 40% £33.99
ANCIENT MARINER London Dry Argyll, Scotland 50% 50cl £33.99
ANNO Kent Dry 43% £29.99
ARBIKIE Kirstys Scottish 43% £34.99
ARBIKIE AK Scottish 43% £32.99
AVIATION Portland, USA 42% £30.59
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BATCH Premium Burnley 40% £29.99
BATHTUB Kent 43.3% £32.99
BATHTUB Navy Strength Kent 57% £42.99
BATHTUB Old Tom Kent 42.4% 50cl £26.99
BATSHIT MENTAL Aged Bathtub Kent 42.5% 50cl £35.59
BECKETTS Small Batch London Dry 40% £31.99
BEEFEATER London Dry 40% £17.59
BEEFEATER 24 London Dry 45% £27.59
BERKLEY SQUARE Authentically Superior Warrington 46% £34.99
BERLINER BRANDSTIFTER German 43.3% £45.59
BERTHAS REVENGE Irish Milk Gin County Cork, Ireland 42% £34.99
BLACKDOWN Sussex Dry 37.5% £23.59
BLACKWOODS Vintage Shetland 40% £22.99
BLACKWOODS Vintage Shetland 60% £33.99
BLIND TIGER Imperial Secrets Belgian 45% 50cl 50cl £36.59
BLIND TIGER Piper Cubeba Belgian 47% 50cl £36.59
BLOOM Premium Warrington 40% £29.59
BLUE BOTTLE Artisan Dry Guernsey 47% £40.99
BLUECOAT American Dry Philadelphia, USA 47% £46.29
BLUECOAT American Dry, Barrel Reserve Philadelphia, USA 47% £42.59
BOBBY’S Schiedam Dry Dutch 42% £38.99
BOE Superior Sterling, Scotland 47% £26.99
BOLS Genever Dutch 42% £29.99
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE London Dry 40% £21.99
BOMBAY Original London Dry 37.5% £23.59
BOMBAY Star of Bombay London Dry 47.5% £35.59
BOTANIC Premium Jerez 40% £37.99
BOODLES London Dry British 40% £25.29
BOTANIC Premium Jerez 40% £37.99
BOTANIC Ultra Premium Jerez 45% £50.59
BOTANIC Kiss Jerez 37.5% 33.99
BOXER London Dry 40% £29.59
BRECON Special Reserve Welsh 40% £21.59
BRECON The Botanicals Welsh 43% £25.59
BRILLIANT Small Batch London Dry 43% £37.99
BROCKMANS Intensely Smooth Surrey 40% £29.99
BROKEN HEART Otago, New Zealand 40% £29.99
BROKERS London Dry 40% £21.29
BROOKLYN Small Batch New York, USA 40% £39.99
BULLDOG British Dry 40% £23.99
BULLDOG Bold London Dry 47% 100cl £35.99
BURLEIGH’S London Dry Leicestershire 40% £29.99
BURLEIGH’S Distillers Cur Leicestershire 47% £36.59
BURLEIGH’S Export Strength Leicestershire 47% £36.59
BUSS NO. 509 Elderflower Belgian 40% £40.99
BUSS NO. 509 Persian Peach Belgian 37.5% £40.99
BUSS NO. 509 Pink Grapefruit Belgian 40% £40.99
BUSS NO. 509 Raspberry Belgian 37.5% £40.99
BUSS NO. 509 White Rain Belgian 50% £49.59
BUSS NO. 509 Master Cut Belgian 45% £43.59
BUSS NO. 509 Midi Cut Belgian 45% £43.59
BUSS NO. 509 Rebel Cut Belgian 47% £44.99
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CADENHEADS Classic Scottish 50% £23.99
CAORUNN Small Batch Speyside, Scotland 41.8% £24.99
CHASE Extra Dry Herefordshire 40% £26.99
CHASE Elegance Herefordshire 48% £32.99
CHASE Seville Orange Herefordshire 40% £32.99
CHASE Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Herefordshire 40% £32.99
CHILGROVE Small Batch Chichester 44% £32.29
CITADELLE French 44% £27.99
CITADELLE Reserve Aged French 44% £37.99
COLD RIVER Traditional Maine, USA 47% £38.99
COLDSTREAM London Dry 37.5% House Gin 100cl £16.99
COLONEL FOX’S London Dry 45% £23.59
COPPERHEAD Belgian 40% 50cl £39.99
COPPERHEAD Black Belgian 40% 50cl £39.99
COTSWOLDS Dry Shipston-on-Stour 46% £34.99
CREAM Small Batch London 43.8% £44.99
CROSSBILL Small Batch Highland Dry Scottish 43.8% £38.99
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DAFFYS Small Batch Edinburgh 43.4% £31.59
DARNLEYS VIEW Small Batch Scottish 40% £26.99
DARNLEYS VIEW Spiced Scottish 42.7% £28.59
DEATHS DOOR Washington Island Wisconsin, USA 47% £39.99
DH KRAHNS American 40% £29.29
DICTADOR Ortodoxy Premium Colombian 43% £39.99
DICTADOR Tresure Premium Colombian 43% £49.99
DOROTHY PARKER New York, USA 44% £36.59
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ECCENTRIC Madame Geneva Welsh 42% £33.29
ECCENTRIC Limbeck Welsh 45% £37.29
ECCENTRIC Young Tom Welsh 46% £37.99
EDEN MILL Hop St. Andrews Scotland 46% £32.99
EDEN MILL Love St. Andrews Scotland 42% £32.99
EDEN MILL Oak St. Andrews Scotland 42% £32.99
EDEN MILL Sea Buckthorn St. Andrews Scotland 42% £32.99
EDGERTON Blue Spice London 43% £25.59
EDGERTON Original Pink London 43% £25.59
EDINBURGH Scottish 43% 20cl £11.99 / £29.99
EDINBURGH Cannonball Scottish 57% £39.99
ELEPHANT GIN Handcrafted German 45% 50cl £32.99
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FEW Chicago, USA 40% £37.99
FEW Barrel Aged Chicago, USA 46.5% £39.29
FIFTY POUNDS London Dry 43.5% £30.59
FILLIERS ‘28’ Small Batch Pot Still Belgian 46% 50cl £32.29
FILLIERS ‘28’ Tangerine Belgian 43.7% 50cl £33.99
FINSBURY 47 Platinum London Dry 47% £36.29
FORD’S London Dry 45% £30.99
FOUR PILLARS Rare Dry Australian 41.8% £29.99
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GERANIUM Premium Danish 44% £28.29
GILT Single Malt Scottish 40% £29.59
GIN MARE Spanish 42.7% £36.59
GIN SUL Hamburg 43% £39.59
GIVINITY London Dry 40% £37.59
GLORIOUS New York, USA 45% £39.99
GOLD 999.9 Finest Blend French 40% £42.29
GORDON CASTLE Moray, Scotland 43% £33.99
GORDONS London Dry 37.5% 20cl £5.19 / 35cl £8.99 / £14.69
GORDONS Crisp Cucumber London 37.5% £18.59
GORDONS Elderflower London 37.5% £18.59
GRANIT Bavaria 42% £40.99
GREENALLS London Dry 37.5% £15.99
GREENALLS Wild Berry London 38% £16.99
G’VINE Floraison French 40% £32.59
G’VINE Nouaison French 43.9% £33.59
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HAMMER London Dry 40% £23.99
HAYMANS London Dry 40% £20.99
HAYMANS Old Tom London 40% £23.29
HAYMANS Royal Dock Navy Strength London 57% £29.99
HAYMANS Family Reserve London 41.3% £30.99
HENDRICKS Scottish 41.4% £27.99
HOXTON Be Warned! London 43% £29.99
HUNTERS Cheshire 42% £29.29
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ISH London Dry 41% £31.29
ISH Limited Distilled London 41% £31.99
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JENSEN Bermondsey London 43% £27.59
JENSEN Old Tom London 43% £27.59
JINZU (with a Japanese twist) London 43% £34.99
JODHPUR Premium London Dry 43% £26.99
JUNIPERO Traditional Pot Sill USA 49.3% £51.99
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KING OF SOHO London Dry 42% £32.99
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LANGLEYS NO.8 Old English Style Birmingham 41.7% £33.99
LANGTONS No1 Skiddow, Lake District 40% £32.59
LARIOS 12 Spanish 40% £19.29
LEOPOLDS Small Batch Colorado, USA 40% £35.99
LEOPOLDS Navy Strength Colorado, USA 57% £45.99
LIGHTHOUSE New Zealand 42% £33.59
LIVERPOOL GIN Organic Liverpool 42% £39.99
LIVERPOOL GIN Rose Liverpool 42% £39.99
LIVERPOOL GIN Valencian Orange Liverpool 42% £39.99
LONDON NO.1 Original Blue London 47% £29.99
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MAKAR Glasgow 43% £34.99
MARTIN MILLERS Reformed Gin London 40% £23.99
MARTIN MILLERS Westbourne Strength London 45.2% £31.59
MASONS Yorkshire Dry 42% £38.99
MASONS Lavender Edition Yorkshire Dry 42% £36.99
MASONS Yorkshire Tea Edition Yorkshire Dry 42% £36.99
MOMBASA CLUB Small Batch Spanish 42% £26.99
MONKEY 47 Schwarzwald Dry Black Forrest 47% 50cl £34.99
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NO. 209 Distillery San Francisco, USA 46% £35.59
NO. 3 London Dry 46% £31.59
NORDES Atlantic Galician Spanish 40% £37.99
NORTH BERWICK Scottish 42% £32.99
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OLD ENGLISH London 44% £31.59
OLD RAJ Cadenheads Scottish 46% £21.99
OLD RAJ Cadenheads Scottish 55% £25.99
ONE KEY Slovenian 40% £36.99
ONLY Premium Barcelona 43% £37.99
OPIHR London Dry 40% £23.59
ORIGIN SINGLE ESTATE Arezzo, Italy 46% £35.29
OXLEY Cold Distilled London 47% 100cl £53.29
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PICKERINGS Edinburgh 42% £29.99
PICKERINGS 1947 Edinburgh 42% £29.99
PICKERINGS Navy Strength Edinburgh 57% £40.59
PINK 47 Kent 47% £21.99
PINKSTER Raspberry Cambridge 37.5% £32.99
PLYMOUTH 41.2% £21.99
PLYMOUTH Navy Strength 57% £37.99
PORTOBELLO ROAD London Dry 42% £25.59
PUERTO DE INDIAS Strawberry Seville 37.5% £28.29
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ROCK ROSE Scottish 41.5% £33.99
ROCK ROSE Navy Strength Scottish 57% £42.59
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SACRED London 40% £29.99
SACRED Cardamom London 43.8% £33.99
SCARED Christmas Pudding London 40% £33.99
SACRED Coriander London 43.8% £33.99
SACRED Juniper London 43.8% £33.99
SACRED Liquorice London 43.8% £33.99
SACRED Orris London 43.8% £33.99
SACRED Pink Grapefruit London 43.8% £33.99
SAFFRON GIN Gabriel Boudier French 40% £31.59
SHETLAND REEL Scotland 43% £34.99
SHETLAND REEL Ocean Sent Scotland 49% £34.99
SIBLING Triple Distilled Gloucestershire 42% £33.99
SILENT POOL Surrey 43% £36.59
SIPSMITH London Dry 41.6% £31.99
SIR ROBIN OF LOCKSLEY Sheffield 40.5% £29.99
SLOANS Original Dutch 40% £25.99
SMOOTH AMBLER Barrel Aged USA 49.5% £52.59
SPIRIT OF HVEN Organic Swedish 40% 50cl £36.59
ST. GEORGE Terroir San Francisco, USA 45% £38.99
STRATHEARN Classic Perthshire, Scotland 40% £36.99
STRATHEARN Heather Rose Perthshire, Scotland 40% £36.99
STRATHEARN Oaked Highland Perthshire, Scotland 40% £36.99
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TANN’S Premium Barcelona 40% £27.99
TANQUERAY Export Strength London Dry 43.1% £18.99
TANQUERAY Rang Pur London 41.3% £23.59
TANQUERAY No.10 London Dry 47.3% £27.59
TANQUERAY Bloomsbury London 47.3% 100cl £39.99
TANQUERAY Old Tom London 47.3% 100cl £39.99
TARQUINS Dry Cornwall 42% £33.59
THE BOTANIST Islay 46% 20cl £16.59 / £34.99
THE DUKE Munich Dry German 45% £37.99
THE EXILES Irish 41.3% £26.99
THE LAKES GIN Cumbria 43.7% £30.59
THOMAS DAKIN Manchester 42% £35.29
TWO BIRDS London Dry Leicestershire 40% 20cl £9.99 / £26.99
TWO BIRDS Speciality Cocktail Gin Leicestershire 40% 20cl £9.99 / £26.99
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UNGAVA Canadian 43.1% 100cl £33.29
UPPERCUT Dry Belgian 49.6% £46.59
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VAN WEES Genever Dutch 35% 50cl £25.29
VL92 Malt Gin Dutch 41.7% 100cl £34.99
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WARNER EDWARDS Harrington 44% £33.59
WARNER EDWARDS Elderflower Infused Harrington 40% £33.59
WARNER EDWARDS Victoria’s Rhubarb Harrington 40% £36.59
WEST WINDS Broadside Australian 58% £54.99
WEST WINDS Cutlass Australian 50% £41.59
WEST WINDS The Sabre Australian 40% £33.29
WHITLEY NEILL Liverpool 42% £25.59
WHITTAKERS Harrogate, Yorkshire 42% £31.99
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XELLENT Swiss 40% £37.59
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ZEPHYR Blu USA 40% £28.29
ZUIDAM Dutch Courage Dry Dutch 44.5% £29.99
ZUIDAM Dutch Courage Aged Dry Dutch 44% £36.99
ZUIDAM Dutch Courage Old Tom Dutch 40% £29.99
ZUIDAM Jonge Genever Dutch 35% £22.99
ZUIDAM Oude Genever 3yo Single Barrel Dutch 38% 50cl £24.99
ZUIDAM Oude Genever 5yo Single Barrel Dutch 38% 50cl £26.99
ZUIDAM Rogge (Rye) Genever 5yo Dutch 35% 100cl £31.99
ZUIDAM Korenwijn 1yo Dutch 38% 50cl £22.99
ZYMURGORIUM Manchester Gin Manchester 40% 50cl £32.99
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6 O’CLOCK English 43% £26.29