The world of gin is so diverse and continuing to grow faster than ever, so we're taking a look at some of the gins that have either launched, grown in popularity, been best sellers, or simply impressed us in taste tests in 2016. We could have chosen so many great gins for every letter - it has been a tough task deciding!
Click on the name of each gin to find our more and to read our review, tasting notes and garnish suggestions.
A is for Adnams Copper House Gin
The bold, modern and floral gin from Adnams has had a bottle redesign and still stands out with Hibiscus Flowers used as a botanical. It has been recommended to us multiple times this year.
B is for Bertha's Revenge Irish Milk Gin
Distilled at Ballyvolane House in Ireland, Bertha's Revenge is made using whey alcohol and is named after the world's oldest cow! One of the most unique gins we had the pleasure of tasting in 2016.
C is for Chilgrove Gin
The first British gin to be distilled with grape alcohol rather than grain. Chilgrove Gin is full, fresh and fruity, and it's named after the Sussex town in which the idea for the gin was conceived.
D is for Daffy's Gin
Named after a Dickensian term for gin, Daffy's Gin is based in Scotland and features 8 botanicals including Lebanese mint. Daffy's has really built up an avid and growing following in 2016.
E is for Edinburgh Gin
Edinburgh Gin state their aim is to 'bottle Edinburgh' in their gin that features heather and milk thistle. The gin and their distillery tours have seen their popularity continue to soar this year.
F is for Four Pillars Gin
Four Pillars Gin launched in 2013 after a crowdfunding campaign. It features pepperberry leaf and lemon myrtle and is at the forefront of the Australian gin boom that is continuing in 2016.
G is for Gin Mare
The Spanish, Mediterranean-inspired gin that is often cited as being one of the first modern gins, featuring non-traditional botanicals such as olives, thyme and basil.
H is for Hendrick's Gin
The popular Scottish gin that's a common sight with a garnish of cucumber has often been a gateway for people to start exploring more gins. Their innovative Gin Bus also caught our eye this year!
I is for Isfjord Gin
Isfjord Gin is a prime example of how distillers are adding focus to the quality of the water in their gin. Isfjord Gin uses water from icebergs in Greenland to help create a very smooth gin.
J is for Jensen's Gin
Jensen's Gin is a traditional dry gin with floral and citrus notes. It has rapidly grown in popularity with quality spirits and the distillery being by the booming Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey.
K is for Kokoro Gin
Launched in 2016, Kokoro Gin is a new, Japanese-inspired gin and features 8 botanicals plus the Japanese Sansho berry to add earthy, peppery and citrus notes.
L is for Little Bird Gin
Little Bird Gin, with their pin-up Miss Ginger on the bottle, is a London Dry Gin best served with pink grapefruit. Little Bird's Maltby Street Market bar is always full to the rafters.
M is for Masons Yorkshire Gin
Launched in 2013 by Karl and Catherine Mason, Masons Yorkshire Gin is bold and distinctive with fennel, liquorice and citrus. In 2016 it has continued to rapidly grow in popularity with gin drinkers.
N is for No. 3 Gin
No. 3 Gin is the creation of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the renowned wine and spirits merchant. It is an exceptionally well-balanced, traditional London Dry Gin that makes and exquisite Martini.
O is for Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
Opihr Gin (pronounced 'o-peer) features botanicals inspired by the historic spice routes. Produced by G & J Greenall's, it's an interesting and excellent value gin that matches well with spicy food.
P is for Pothecary Gin
Pothecary Gin is a 'blended gin' with 5 botanicals (inc. tilia flowers and mulberries) each distilled separately and combined. It won the double gold award at the San Francisco Spirits Awards in 2016.
Q is for 1897 Quinine Gin
Quinine Gin features cinchona bark as a botanical (the natural source of quinine) and donates at least £5 from each bottle to the Malaria No More charity.
R is for Rock Rose Gin
Rock Rose Gin is a Scottish gin featuring Scottish botanicals such as sea buckthorn and rowan berries. Having launched in 2014 it has continued to rise in popularity in 2016.
S is for Siegfried Rheinland Gin
Siegfried Gin is a German gin named after a character from a German poetic saga. It features the blossoms of the Linden tree and has makes an exceptional G&T with lemon peel.
T is for The Botanist Gin
Made by Bruichladdich Distillery, famous for its whiskey, The Botanist features 9 traditional botanicals and 22 botanicals foraged on the island of Islay for a complex, floral and herbal flavour.
U is for Ungava Gin
Ungava is a Canadian gin that features six botanicals, handpicked from the Arctic regions of northern Canada. These include Labrador tea which helps give Ungava its yellow hue.
V is for V2C Gin
V2C Dutch Dry Gin was launched in 2014 and is named after a popular bar in Maastricht in the Netherlands. The gin features traditional botanicals alongside laurel and St John's wort.
W is for Whitley Neill Gin
Whitley Neill Gin was developed in 2005 by Johnny Neill and it features a mixture of traditional and African botanicals including baobab fruit and cape gooseberries.
X is for X-Gin
X-Gin is a Belgian gin developed with Belgian chocolate brand Xolato. It features cocoa beans, vanilla pods, hazelnuts and almonds to great a modern, sweet and distinctive gin.
Y is for Mister Y Gin
Mister Y gin is the creation of a 19 year old Belgian student. The gold bottle is one of the most striking and decorative gin bottles available and the first run has already sold out.
Z is for Zuidam Dry Gin
Zuidam Distillery, launched in 1975 in the Netherlands, is the only distillery to be produce Genever with grain milled using Windmills. Zuidam Gin features traditional botanicals and vanilla.
And that's The Gin Guide A to Z of Gin for 2016! Why not bookmark it and try each of the gins, and if you've enjoyed it please feel to share it! #GinDiscovery