Discover the Best Lemon Gins
Lemons have been used as a gin botanical for centuries and you'll find them used in a majority of classic gins nowadays, especially lemon peel, so it makes perfect sense to create contemporary gins with lemons being the star of the show too. Malfy Gin con Limone from Italy was the first Lemon Gin to be commercially available and was launched in 2016, and their gin has been joined by a range of Lemon Gins from across the world in recent years, ranging from dry and zesty Lemon Gins through to sweeter varieties such as Lemon Drizzle Cake Gins. While you'll find lemon alongside other key flavours in Citrus Gins, the gins featured below (in alphabetical order) are gins which are very much focused on lemons and are all full-strength gins (37.5% ABV and above) and not liqueurs.
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1000 Trades Lemon Gin (40% ABV)
1000 Trades Distillery in Birmingham distill their Lemon Gin with juniper, coriander seeds, orris root, lemon peel and also herbaceous and herbal lemon verbena and lemon balm for a dry and zesty gin with gentle lemony flavours and a core of traditional gin botanicals.
Deck Chair Gin - Lemon (44% ABV)
Devon's Deck Chair Gin make their fruit gins with fresh fruit as an additional botanical in a ‘single shot’ distillation process (nothing is added post-distillation), creating a London Dry Gin with a delicate but flavoursome fruit character. Their Lemon Edition features botanicals including lemon peel, lemon juice and cardamom.
Malfy Gin Limone (41% ABV)
The first Lemon Gin to be commercially available having launched in 2016, Malfy Gin con Limone is inspired by the Amalfi Coast of Italy and features Amalfi Coast lemons, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, orris root, orange peel, grapefruit peel, and natural flavours.
Staibano Positano Gin (40% ABV)
Casa Staibano was founded by Cesco Amodio in 2015, inspired by his charismatic Great-Grandfather, Don Vincenzo Staibano, who owned lemon groves on the Amalfi Coast. Positano Gin is based on a recipe created by Don Vincenzo in the 1950s and features juniper, Amalfi lemons, Amalfi lemon oil and rosemary. Be sure to try Casa Staibano Limoncello too!
The Herbal Gin Co - Lemon Gins (40% ABV)
The Herbal Gin Co in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, have one of the most extensive ranges of flavoured gins, including 3 options for lemon lovers! For a more subtle flavour, try their Twist of Lemon Gin, for bright and zesty flavours try their Mediterranean Lemon Gin,or for sweeter lemon notes try their Lemon Drizzle Cake Gin.
Twisted Mule Lemon Drizzle Gin (40% ABV)
Distilled by Dancing Anchor Distillery in Derbyshire, the Twisted Mule range is inspired by founders Amy Gillatt and David Hemstock's favourite cocktails and desserts. Their lemon edition is inspired by Lemon Drizzle Cake and features lemon juice and zesty lemon peel for a bright, bold and sweet taste.
Wicstun Distillery Lemon Dry Gin (40% ABV)
Wicstun Distillery is based in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire and has been run by husband and wife, Jago and Lisa Packer, since they turned their passion for home brewing and distilling into a full-time business in 2022. Their Lemon Gin is based on their Dry Gin which is distilled with the addition of fresh lemon zest.
York Gin - Mediterranean Lemon (42.5% ABV)
York Gin can always be relied on for charactful and flavoursome gins with a traditional core, and this gin stays true to form. It's a dry, crisp and refreshing gin with lovely prominence of Mediterranean lemons alongside classic botanicals, without being sweet or overpowering lemony.