Which is the Best Gin for Making Sloe Gin?
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.
In the British summer there's nothing more refreshing than an ice cold gin and tonic while you relax in the garden or cook up a storm on the BBQ. One of the joys of gin is that there is such a wide range of flavour profiles available. Some are warm and spiced, others floral and aromatic, others crisp and refreshing, others fruity and full-bodied - and some just seem like they've been made for the summer.
So we've put together a list combining some of the most popular summertime gins and some of our top recommendations, along with serving suggestions to help you explore the world of gin this summer. Let us know if you try them and what you think!
A great bottle of gin is brilliant value for money, especially considering the quality and efforts that go into many gins, as well as the number of drinks you get out of a bottle. The average price of gin has rapidly increased as the range of small batch and craft gins excitingly continues to increase (and so many are well worth the price!), but there are also numerous fine gins that come in at under £25 too. So what gins should you be considering if you want to be going beyond the mainstream gins (Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Gordon's, Tanqueray, Greenall's) but don't want to blow the budget?
We've put together some of the most popular gins that you can often find for under £25 in many large supermarkets, and for the budding gin enthusiast these are ideal choices to start your exploration of the gin world:
One of the questions we're most frequently asked by gin and tonic lovers is about which of the 'mainstream' gins we would recommend. What if we had to pick one?
There is a plethora of diverse and different artisan, small batch and premium gins available at the moment. Meanwhile, demand is also soaring for the popular classic brands of Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Gordon's and Tanqueray. Are they any good? Is there much difference between them? Well, yes and yes.
Below we take you through each of these gins, plus give you a premium alternative for each. We also asked fans of The Gin Guide which they preferred - see the results at the bottom of the blog.