Welcome to Craft Gins!
We love gin, especially gins made by passionate and creative people pursuing their dreams of creating their very own artisan spirits. That’s why we created Craft Gins – a special place dedicated to these pioneers and the incredible gins they distil. So please, click around, read about your favourite gins, and find out about gins you know and gins you don’t.
Our range spans the globe, for example: Australian Gin; Belgian Gin; British Gin; English Gin; French Gin; German Gin; Hertfordshire gin; Scottish Gin; Spanish Gin and Japanese Gin.
Not only do we focus on gins from different regions, our range also covers multiple types of gin, whether you are looking for London Dry Gin, Dry Gin, Sloe Gin, Navy Strength or Old Tom Gin.
Or maybe you are looking for something a bit more unique – for example unusual gins which change colour when you add tonic?!
Gin: A brief history
During the Renaissance (a time of great thinking and creativity), gin was seen as a bit of a ‘cure-all’. At one point it was even believed to be a viable cure for the Black Death. Of course, it wasn’t.
Gin then became a bit of a medicine, a real therapeutic find in fact. The British Empire expanded, and as it did so, it ran into a variety of tropical diseases, including Malaria to mention just one. These tropical diseases were powerful, and doctors were puzzled as to how to combat the effects.
Quinine, derived from the bark of the cinchona tree, proved to have some impact against Malaria, but it was very difficult to stomach due to the bitterness of the taste. After a while, chemists realised that they could carbonate quinine, and then created the modern-day tonic. And so the gin and tonic was born. Gin and tonic is one of the most popular drinks in bars around the globe, and the clean taste is beloved by millions.
The East London Liquor Company's Premium Batch gins offer variations on their regular recipe - a rather exciting undertaking for such a new distillery in the world of craft ginShop Now!
1 1/2 ounces shortcross gin.
3/4 ounce applejack.
1/4 ounce lemon juice.
1-2 dashes grenadine.
1 egg white.
Garnish: Maraschino cherry.Grab some shortcross gin
Gin Of The Month Poetic license Rarities
Those clever distillers have combined bright notes of pink grapefruit with the wonderful richness of tonka beans, alongside general junipery gin deliciousness. You'll want to serve this in a G&T garnished with grapefruit and mint.Buy Now!
Is Gin good for you?…Sure is!
Juniper berries are good for you. In fact, millions of people take supplements daily that contain extract of juniper. There are many things that juniper is good for, including battling infections, helping you to deal with a bad cough and tackling lung congestion. Gin has also been shown to help people who have arthritis, as well as containing antioxidants, reducing the impact of wrinkles.
Gin is also one of the least calorie heavy drinks out there, and it is great for your digestive system too, so bloating isn’t going to happen.
Essentially, gin has many health benefits, and the presence of juniper alone is one of the most valuable aspects. On top of juniper though, the drink also contains many other natural ingredients, including nutmeg, sage and coriander.
Our Craft Gin Distillers
Here at Craft Gins you will find the finest independent artisan gin distillers and craft tonic producers selected just for you. Gin is booming category with over 2 billion bottles sold in 2018. We are constantly sourcing the newest and most exciting bottles for you to try – whether these be from the established brands or the small guys who are making magic happen from tiny pot stills in their sheds.