Gins – the 20 best gins

Words by Simon Difford

Gins – the 20 best gins image 1

It seems that not a day goes by without yet another new gin being launched. Some are rubbish, most are OK or even good, and a rare few truly standout – those gins we rate 5+.

Back in July 2017, when the gin boom was still at base camp, we created this page to select our 20 favourites. Now we're in a new decade and the gin boom has reached the summit so I thought I'd update this page with my own personal top 20 gins.

We rate gins and indeed every other product on this site with a score out of five, with some exceptional tasting products that also have great packaging, provenance and integrity, distinguished by a 5+ rating. We presently have more than 35 gins we rate as 5+. There was a time when I could proudly say that I had personally sampled every gin of note made globally but as the numbers of gins have exploded that has become an impossible quest. However, the following 20 are gins that I know well and rate as my favourites.

ency 87 image

1. Adnams First Rate Gin

ency 74 image

2. Beefeater 24 Gin

ency 18 image

3. Brentingby Gin

ency 94 image

4. Brookies's Byron Dry Gin

ency 23 image

5. Caorunn Gin

ency 47 image

6. City of London Christopher Wren Gin

ency 31 image

7. Copperhead Gin The Gibson Edition

ency 92 image

8. Cotswolds Dry Gin

ency 68 image

9. Fords Gin

ency 51 image

10. Gretchen Distilled Gin

ency 48 image

11. Haymans English Cordial Gin

ency 76 image

12. No. 209 Gin

ency 57 image

13. No. 3 London Dry Gin

ency 20 image

14. Plymouth Original Strength Gin

ency 30 image

15. Rutte Celery Gin

ency 33 image

16. Anno Kent Dry Gin

ency 97 image

17. Sipsmith London Dry Gin

ency 61 image

18. Stranger & Sons Gin

ency 12 image

19. Tanqueray London Dry Gin

ency 33 image

20. Tosolini GinT

Join the Discussion


... comment(s) for Gins – the 20 best gins

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment