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Top five: summer gins

This summer is picked to be the summer of gin, so here are our top five favourites to sip in the sunshine

Rogue Society Dry Gin

A New Zealand-made favourite. Big, fresh nose with pronounced aromatic intensity. A place where juniper, orange peel and deep spice dominate. Vibrant in the mouth. Smooth but crisp on the palate. Long and flavour-filled finish.

Hayman’s London Dry Gin 

Crafted by one of the oldest and most famous gin family comes a beautifully put together gin with a consistent balance of Juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel, which is vital in crafting a classic style of London Dry Gin. 

Hayman’s Sloe Gin 

You have to taste sloe gin to believe it – plummy aromas, hints of almond nuttiness and delicious fruity flavours all come together in a perfect balance, leaving you charmed by the complex finish and delightful warmth that stays with you. 

The Botanist Gin

The first and only Islay gin, this is layered with complexity that showcases a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of the Isle of Islay. Crafted with nine classic gin botanicals and augmented by 22 local herbs and flowers, noted as the thinking person’s gin. A rollercoaster botanical odyssey in a glass.


The Highland gin of Scotland, infused with five locally foraged gin botanicals that create a taste of wild sophistication that is clean, crisp, sweet, full bodied and aromatic. Perfect for sipping in a short glass, dash of tonic, finished with a slice of apple while gazing into the new year.

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