Produced by William Grant & Sons at the Girvan distillery, Scotland, Hendrick's was launched in 1999 and uses 11 botanicals, each having a different story attached to its use. The main flavors are of cucumber and Bulgarian rose and the gin is bottled in a beautiful dark-brown bottle. It was named as 'Best Gin in the World' in 2003 by Wall Street Journal. The preparation procedure uses 2 styles of distillation due to which it has a distinctive flavor.
Alcohol Content: 44% Price: 350 ml
Originated in London in 19830, Tanqueray is a dry gin and is now produced in Scotland. Marketed worldwide, it has its largest market in the US, followed by southern Europe. The main 3 botanicals it has after juniper are coriander, angelica root, and licorice. Tanqueray became the highest selling gin in the world for the first time in 2016, with nearly 3 million nine-liter cases sold.
Alcohol Content: 43.1% Price: 1 liter
The Botanist is an Islay gin made by Bruichladdich Distillery, having big notes of citrus, delicate menthol and flowers. It is distinctive for its addition to the 9 traditional gin aromatics of a further 22 locally picked wild Islay botanicals. It is these botanicals and the 2 local botanists who collect them that give the product its name. The manufacturer uses 'Ugly Betty', a Lomond Still for distillation, which is the only one still being used. Introduced in 2010, this gin has gained popularity around the world.
Inspired by Mediterranean flavors, Gin Mare has a herbal and aromatic palette. It is a Spanish gin and is made with Arbequina olive, rosemary, thyme, basil and mandarin. Gin Mare is widely admired by gin fans, selling well in Europe and the US. With a new bottle shape launched in 2012, it has emerged as amongst the best-sellers.
Alcohol Content: 42.7% Price: 700 ml
Sipsmith London Dry Gin is distilled with 10 botanicals, few being juniper, coriander seeds, angelica roots, licorice, orris and lemon peel which are carefully selected for an even drier balance than a classic London Dry Gin. In 2009, Sipsmith was launched by Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall and became the first copper-pot based distillery to start up in London for 189 years.
Alcohol Content: 41.6% Price: 700 ml
Monkey 47 Gin comes from Germany's Black Forest. It is a highly complex dry gin whose flavors demands serious attention. This gin has been produced since 2008 and is made mainly of cranberries. An absolute high-class spirit, it has a robust flavor. The number 47 comes from the number of vegetable ingredients that goes into this gin. This gin makes sure that you keep coming back to it for more and more.
Alcohol Content: 47% Price: 500 ml
Bull Dog is a delicious English gin made with 12 botanicals including poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various others and is distilled 4 times in copper pot stills. The nose on opening the bottle has more complex aromas than other gins and is very different. The flavors are also complex than other gins and taste best when mixed with an ice cold Schweppes tonic and a twist of lemon zest.
Alcohol Content: 40% Price: 700 ml
Handcrafted carefully in the Scottish Highlands, Caorunn expertly infuses 5 locally explored gin botanicals including rowan berry, blush apple and dandelion. It is distilled at Balmenach Distillery, which can trace its origins back to 1824, making it one of the oldest distilleries in the region. Artistically made in small batches, when drunk on its own, this gin is crisp, dry and well-balanced.
Alcohol Content: 41.8% Price: 700 ml
One of the world's most famous gin, Bombay Sapphire was launched in 1987 and was sold to Bacardi in 1997. The gin comes in a beautiful sapphire-colored bottle with Queen Victoria
This gin is a 2015 small batch addition to the Bombay.Star of Bombay is a higher-strength, super-premium variant of Bombay Sapphire. The classic notes of juniper, angelica and coriander have been intensified, with the addition of bergamot and ambrette seeds offering extra exoticness. A rich and intense gin.
Jodhpur is a London Dry Gin inspired by India, made in England and features botanicals like coriander, orange, lemon, grapefruit peel and more and has a good balance of bitterness and sweetness.
Alcohol Content: 43% Price: 500 ml
This London Dry Gin is produced by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the oldest spirit and wine merchant in London. The name No3 refers to the address of BBR - Number 3, St James's Street. It was created to perfect the dry martini and has 3 fruits as well as 3 spices, all of which is distilled using the traditional skills, copper pot ones.
Alcohol Content: 46% Price: 700 ml
It is a classic London Dry Gin and works well when sipping cocktails. Fords Gin has 9 botanicals - juniper, orange, coriander, grapefruit, lemon, orris, jasmine, cassia and angelica. These botanicals are from the 125-year-old English importing business and the gin itself is made in England at Thames Distillers.
Alcohol Content: 45% Price: 750 ml
Gordon's is a brand of London dry gin first produced in 1769. The top markets for Gordon's are (in descending order) the United Kingdom, the United States and Greece.