Gin, Gin and more Gin!

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Gin has made a massive comeback over the past couple of years and is now definitely part of the cool crowd again!

The demand for new and exciting Gins has shot through the roof recently (we've increased our range significantly and all are selling like hot cakes). Here is a brief introduction into some of our favourites at the moment.

Bathtub Gin - This unusual looking bottle grabs much attention sat on our shelves - but what's inside is more than noteworthy too; this Gin is now a multi-award winner. Made in ultra-small batches of only 30-60 bottles at a time, this is an extraordinary gin. Bold and perfumed, with lots of focus on Juniper flavour, but backed up by other spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. £41.00

Opihr - This beauty is a little bit different, this is an oriental spiced gin. Inspired by the spice trade routes of old, this is sweet, fragrant, peppery and zesty. Opening the (beautiful!) bottle leads to an incredible scent of cardamom and the palate has notes of coriander and orange peel. £29.95

Death's Door - From Washington Island, Wisconsin, USA and produced with local organic wheat and barley. This has a surprisingly simple spice mix of Juniper, coriander and fennel, which are all there to taste - loaded juniper berries up front; spicy, citrusy notes from the coriander seeds in the mid-palate; and a soft, cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds. Fantastic in cocktails, but just as at home on the rocks or as a simple G&T. £54.00

Portobello Road - This gin was released by the award-winning Notting Hill bar, Portobello Star, home of the Ginstitute. With those credentials, you'd expect this to be a good'un and indeed it is - this is a no-nonsense old-style gin with well-integrated spice. £33.95

G'vine Floraison - This is an unusual one - produced in France from grape spirit, featuring 10 whole-fruit botanicals, including the rare vine flower. Smooth and floral, this is lightly spicy but the traditional full-on Juniper flavour is softened by the vine flower and grape spirit. £39.95

Hopefully we've tempted you into moving away from an old faithful favourite to trying something new and different. As well as the above we have further more new and exciting gins instore, as well as a huge range of different and unusual spirits. We look forward to seeing you instore to show you more of our range soon!

The Portland Wine Team