It’s a gin RAINBOW! Our favourite colourful gins for 2019
With so many wonderful varieties to choose from in the world of gin, how on earth do you decide which one should be next on your wish list?
Build up your own colourful collection at home or if you’re gift buying, you could choose a bottle in the recipient’s favourite colour.
It’s time to taste the rainbow…
We’ve been hard at work tasting some of the latest gins to hit the booze shelves (yes, a truly selfless act on our part). Discover some of our favourite colourful gins available in 2019, which are as pleasing on the eye as they are served with a tonic!
The idea of collating gins in every colour came from Vickie Neave, aka @inpolife, who has created a gin rainbow (see above) that dreams are made of. It might take a while to build up your own collection but who wouldn’t love gin in every colour of the rainbow?
The Botanist Gin
Distilled gin from the Scottish island of Islay, The Botanist gin is created with 22 hand-foraged, local herbs and flowers delicately and slowly distilled with nine classic gin botanicals sourced from Islay. £37, available to buy at Tesco.
A gin hailing from America, the gin boasts sweet smelling botanicals including citrus peel, angelica root and coriander. It is best served with Indian tonic water and a grapefruit wedge. £34.95, Ocado
Bloom Lemon and Elderflower Gin
Inspired by the flavours of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake, the floral gin company have added lemon and elderflower to their signature gin. Try adding a splash of it to a glass of prosecco. £18.95, 31Dover.com
Cambridge Distillery Curator’s Gin
The distillery was given access to Cambridge University’s botanic gardens to make this limited edition gin containing hand-picked botanicals that were cycled (in true Cambridge-style) back to the distillery within minutes of harvesting. £39.99, cambridgedistillery.co.uk
Fatty’s Organic Gin
A newcomer to the gin scene, Fatty’s is made in Dulwich – in South East London – by Philippa Gee. Dulwich, meaning ‘the meadow where dill grows’ is the inspiration behind adding dill as an ingredient. Expect a beautiful, crisp, grassy taste. £45, fattysorganicspirits.com
No. 3 London Dry Gin
Three fruits (juniper, orange and grapefruit) and three spices (angelica root, cardamom and coriander) are used to make this tangy dry gin that has a hint of spice. Try it in a cocktail, such as a bramble or a martini. £33.95, amazon.co.uk
Hayman’s of London
This gin, wrapped in a limited-edition gift wrap, is made to a fifth-generation family recipe. The sloe berries add a sweetness to the gin so, instead of tonic, try adding the sweet gin to a punch or sparkling wine. £26, haymansgin.com
City of London Distillery
Notes of rhubarb and rose are balanced with traditional juniper flavours in this pretty-in-pink bottle. The flavours aren’t overwhelming or too sweet making it great served with your favourite tonic and nothing else. £29, Sainsbury’s
Hoxton Pink Gin
A premium gin, made with rosehip, rose, bergamot, grapefruit, liquorice, camomile, elderflower and hibiscus. Serve with lots of ice, tonic and a twist of pink grapefruit. £33.95, Selfridges
British Lavender dry gin
Made at the Old Curiosity Distillery in Edinburgh, the delicately-scented gin is infused with British lavender. Add tonic and watch the purple gin change colour to a vibrant pink. £25, in-store at Marks & Spencer, while stocks last
Want more? Take a look at our guide to the 15 gifts perfect for any gin lover.
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