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Gin is practically a staple in Britain.
The UK’s favourite spirit, it’s enjoyed something of a resurgence in popularity in the past couple of years: over a quarter of the population purchased gin in 2019, up from 10% just four years prior.
It’s easy to see why. The gin options are almost endless, with craft gins, non-alcoholic gins and flavour-infused gins available in abundance.
Not to mention the novelty mixes. There’s parma violet gin, marshmallow gin, ‘unicorn tears’ gin, Jaffa Cake gin, and lavender gin that changes colour on contact with tonic, to name a few.
So, if you’re unsure which gin to splash your cash on, you’re likely not alone.
To help you decide which are worth the spend, we’ve rounded-up some of the top-rated gins available online in the UK. If your favourite’s not included, let us know in the comments below.
Shop the top-rated gins
Malfy Con Arancia | £33.24 from Amazon
For those wanting a refreshing drink will get exactly that from Malfy’s blood orange gin, which is sweet and zesty but not too overbearing. Customers advise to serve with a slice of orange to transport you to a warm summer’s evening in Italy.
Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin | £31.99 (Was £34.99) from The Bottle Club
For those looking for a floral taste Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin is the ideal spirit. This spirit is infused with floral essences for an aromatic and warm taste.
Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur | £18 from John Lewis & Partners
Edinburgh Gin is a well-respected gin brand, and its rhubarb and gin flavoured alcoholic beverage is one of their most popular releases having received over 200 five star reviews on John Lewis & Partners. The ginger notes adds a warm taste, while the rhubarb sweetens the spicy sip.
Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin | £30 (Was £40) from Amazon
For those wanting a light, citrusy drink to slurp on over the summer this is just the ticket. It has refreshing notes of zesty pink grapefruit, which served with ice cold tonic, and a slice of pink grapefruit is an all round winner.
Chase Pink Elderflower Gin | £27.50 from John Lewis & Partners
Elderflower flavoured drinks provide a light twist to the classic G&T, and are super refreshing to enjoy when the weather warms up.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin | £28.50 from Waitrose & Partners
Sipsmith is a popular alcoholic brand people often enjoy with a splash of tonic water, and is smooth on the palette for a Martini. This dry gin is created following a handcrafted process to produce a top quality spirit.
Bathtub Gin | £20.83 (Was £28.29) from Master of Malt
This top-rated gin, which has been made using the traditional method of cold compounding, boasts an aromatic taste. It has notes of spicy cloves and cardamom blended with citrusy orange peel and floral juniper.
Gin Sour | £19.50 from NIO Cocktails
For those looking for a ready made gin cocktail NIO Cocktails has you covered, as they have created a range of alcoholic beverages containing your favourite gins, which only need a couple of cubes of ice to take the stress out of perfecting the measurements for your next summer party.
Lind & Lime Gin | £29.13 from Master of Malt
The Lind & Lime Gin is a light and refreshing spirit to enjoy over a fizzy tonic, as it has notes of citrus lime, as well as botanical hints and undertones of hot pink peppercorns.
Mermaid Gin | £31.46 from Master of Malt
Mermaid Gin is a triple threat. While some may be lured in by the name or the design of the bottle, the flavour will not disappoint either as it combines fresh coriander seeds elderflower and lemon zest with liquorice and orris root.
Tanqueray London Gin | £41.99 (Was £43.98) from Amazon
Tanqueray London Gin is a popular dry gin, which is light and zesty but also has notes of woody pine too. This spirit is a popular choice for Martini’s as well as classic G&T’s.
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