Gins – the 20 best gins

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It seems that not a day does go 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+. We looked through the best of over 450 distilled gins on Difford’s Guide to select our 20 favourites, which together present a very interesting gin selection…

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1. Adnams First Rate Gin
Distilled in Suffolk, England with 13 botanicals.

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2. Beefeater 24 London Dry Gin
Distilled in London, England with 12 botanicals.

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3. BelGin Gin
Distilled in Deinze, Belgium with 8 botanicals.

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4. Bombay Original London Dry Gin (43%)
Distilled in Laverstoke, Hampshire, England with 8 botanicals.

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5. Caorunn
Distilled in Cromdale, Scotland with 11 botanicals.

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6. Christopher Wren Gin
Distilled in London, England with 5 botanicals.

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7. Citadelle Reserve
Distilled in Cognac, France with 19 botanicals.

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8. Cotswolds Dry Gin
Distilled in Stourton, England with 9 botanicals.

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9. Death's Door Gin
Distilled in Madison, Wisconsin, USA with 3 botanicals.

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10. Kent Dry Gin
Distilled in Marden, Kent with 15 botanicals.

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11. nginious! Cocchi Vermouth Cask Finish Gin
Distilled in Rümlang, Swizerland and aged in ex. Cocchi vermouth casks.

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12. No. 209 Gin
Distilled in San Francisco, USA with 8 to 11 botanicals.

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13. Pierde Almas +9 Mezcal Gin
Distilled in Oaxaca, Mexico with 9 botanicals.

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14. Plymouth Navy Strength Gin
Distilled in Plymouth, England with 7 botanicals.

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15. Rutte Celery Dry Gin
Distilled in Dordrecht, Netherlands with botanicals including celery - but not the kind of celery you put in your salad.

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16. Sacred Juniper Organic Botanical Distillate
Distilled in London, England with just one botanical - juniper berries.

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17. Sipsmith Raffles 1915 Gin
Distilled in London, England.

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18. Tanqueray Export Strength London Dry Gin
Distilled in Fife, Scotland with 3 dominant botanicals.

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19. The Botanist Gin
Distilled on Islay, Scotland with 31 botanicals.

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20. the oriGIN Gin
Distilled in Aalst, Belgium with 23 botanicals.

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