11 Best Flavoured Gins Available In The UK That'll Help You Create The Perfect Summertime Tipple
Gin is undoubtedly a classic, quintessentially British spirit. From mother's ruin to the queen mother proudly gripping a gin and Dubonnet — this spirit is the true spirit of the UK. And with legions of new fans, and the craft booze movement picking up speed in the UK, there are now so many options for you to get on board with for your next "gincident." But guys, choosing the best flavoured gins is by no means an easy thing to do — because there are really all sorts on the market. With summer mere weeks away, we are about to enter the best time of the year, and these are the best flavoured gins to enjoy on a nice warm evening as the sun goes down.
If there is a flavour that gets your taste buds tingling, there is a gin for that. From your savoury to your sweet, your tangy to your smooth — your tastebuds can now get the work out they need from a drink. Gin has gone far beyond the simple gin and tonic. Oh yes. The drink, which was made popular by expats quaffing on quinine, according to drink brand Fever Tree, to stop being slayed by mosquitos, seems old fashioned these days. Flavoured gins are the way forward and with this much choice, you'll never look back.
1. Rhubarb & Ginger Gin — Edinburgh Gin
Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
Two classic flavours expertly blended for your delight.
Sweet and spicy, this rhubarb and ginger offering comes from the award-winning Edinburgh Gin company. For fans of a hint of flavour on the go, there is a sparkling version of the liqueur in a can that will hit every flavour note on the head.
P.S. All orders of the new gin come with a lit AF drink-choosing magic eight ball (while stocks last) .
2. Pink Strawberry Gin — Beefeater
Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin
Sweet, fruity, and in perfect pink. This drink will complete not only your cocktail, but your outfit too.
The classic brand done good with this flavour choice. The acidic, deep, full-bodied flavour of gin paired up with the sweet tangy strawberry accents is 100 percent the drink of the summer.
Add fresh strawberries and mint so you look classy AF at your next party.
3. Lemon Drizzle Gin — Sipsmith
Sipsmiths Lemon Drizzle Gin
Adding not only the sour twist of lemon that we all know goes so well with gin, but that sweet side too.
Sipsmiths are arguably one of the top craft spirit companies in the UK right now. So it's no surprise that they are experts when it comes to gins with a little something extra.
Their lemon drizzle flavour is like if lemon drizzle cake and gin had a baby. Hell yes please — I'll take another.
4. Sloe Gin — Plymouth Gin
Plymouth Sloe Gin
A true classic, sloe gin is one of the best iterations of the classic spirit.
Slow gin has been around for donkeys years and is as British as WI members flogging scones.
Sweet and rich, this Plymouth Gin offering is a perfect addition to your cocktail cabinet.
5. Flor De Sevilla — Tanqueray
Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla
A twist on a classic with a cute bottle to match.
This top shelf classic gin mixed with bittersweet Seville oranges packs a whole lot of zesty punch. Served best with good quality tonic water and a big wedge of orange, you'll struggle to go back to plain old gin after this one.
6. Quince Gin — Whitley Neil
Whitley Neil Quince Gin
Whitley Neil have taken inspiration from the deep and complex flavours of quince to create this beautiful gin.
Just when you thought the only thing quinces were good for were jelly. The brand claims to be inspired by Persian flavours with this divine gin. The juice of the quince has both sharpness and sweetness feels like a fusion of apple and pear.
7. Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin — Chase
Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin
Crisp, tangy, pink. Hello drink of the summer.
This tasty gin is a winner with a mixer or as an addition to your favourite cocktail. Especially delicious with some fresh mint.
8. Violet Gin — JJ Whitely
JJ Whitely Violet Gin
A classic, floral taste and an on-trend shade of violet. What's not to like?
Oh god, Parma Violets. The sweets that everybody seems to like least but I personally obsess over.
Floral, perfume-y flavours, and the shade of the moment. Yes please.
9. Pink Pepper Gin — Audemus
Audemus Pink Pepper Gin
A little on the spenny side, but this particular gin packs a hell of a lot of deep and spicy flavours that make it worth giving a try. If only for special occasions.
Guys, this gin is OTT delicious. Eye-wateringly yummy, the levels of flavours and notes are going to blow your socks off.
10. Malfy Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Gin
Malfy Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Gin
OK I know judging a book by its cover is out of order but look at this beautiful bottle! The contents are in fact up to scratch and will have you feeling like you are lying on a beach in the Sicilian sun.
This gin will have everyone thinking you are chugging Aperol spritz but guys, this is so much better. Tastes great with soda and a big wedge of fresh orange.
11. Honey Bee Gin — Warner Edwards
Warner's Honey Bee Gin
A gin for the environmentally conscious, and completely delicious.
Definitely my favourite on the list. Not only is it kind to the environment (with its mission to help the Royal Horticultural Society save the bees), but the wax-sealed bottle is just heavenly.
Sure to cause a buzz at your next cocktail party.
No matter which gin you choose, make sure to take it easy. With percentages in the region of 40, when it comes to gin — less is more.