Like a kid in a candy store, there’s something special about trying a new gin that just fills us with excitement.
And much to our delight, there have been some excellent new gin brands popping up on the scene over the last year - plenty with a focus on sustainability, as well as brands who are creating something innovative and entirely unique. But it’s not just the new kids on the block that are getting in on the fun. Household names like Beefeater and Tanqueray are also adding something new into the mix for 2021.
So, fill up your ice trays and get your best glassware ready, because we’re about to bring you the 10 must-try gins this year.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a gin-lover or simply looking for something new to add to your home bar, we’re shining a light on the newest and most interesting gins on the market.
The only question is which tasty tipple to get our hands on first!
1. Beefeater Peach & Raspberry
The newest addition to the Beefeater Gin family, their Peach & Raspberry gin is the flavour to look forward to this Spring. Coming to a shelf near you in March 2021, this exciting new flavour just shouts summertime vibes.
2. Bucks Brothers Gin
This fun, family-run brand promises to create exceptionally tasty spirits with none of the fuss. Made locally in Buckinghamshire, each bottle is hand finished by the brothers with a wax seal. Established in 2020 and following an incredibly successful launch - Bucks Brothers is one brand to watch in 2021.
3. The Apiarist Honey Infused Gin
Made with surplus raw honey from their local hives, the husband and wife team behind The Apiarist have infused their signature gin with sweet honey and fragrant tea, balanced by zesty lemon peel. Bee-autiful.
4. Warner’s 0% Botanics Range
Made with all-natural botanicals, Warner’s range of alcohol-free spirits focus on fantastic flavours. With Pink Berry and Juniper Double Dry options to try, everyone can enjoy a tasty non-alcoholic tipple to rival a gin and tonic. Because who needs alcohol when it tastes this good?
5. Three Wrens Gin - Bison Grass Edition
From their grass to your glass; Three Wrens are the first gin brand on the planet to infuse their gin with aromatic bison grass. Offering a unique flavour experience, this gin carries notes of lemongrass and fresh hay. Serve with elderflower tonic and garnish with a slice of apple for a refreshing tipple.
6. Cooper King
Meet England’s first carbon negative gin. Following a close look at their carbon footprint, Cooper King has managed to offset their emissions as well as a further 1KG of CO2 per bottle. This brand has a keen commitment to long-term sustainability, and they’re proof that with a little hard work we can all make a positive difference - while still enjoying our favourite spirits along the way!
7. Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale
Us gin-lovers are always looking for the next new and exciting taste experience, and all the big name brands are catching on. Tapping into the flavoured gin trend, this year Tanqueray have introduced their Blackcurrant Royale Gin for a total flavour explosion of blackcurrant, vanilla and fresh orchid.
8. McQueen Gin
Adventurous brand McQueen Gin have become the first gin brand in the UK to integrate augmented reality into their labels via the company’s very own app. When scanned, each of their six bottles present unique animations and educational content to create a truly immersive gin-drinking experience.
9. 6 O’Clock Gin Ready To Drink Cans
6 O’Clock Gin’s ready to drink range offers a convenient pre-mixed option for those sunny days ahead. Featuring 4 tasty flavours including London Dry, Exotic Orange, Damson & Ginger and London Dry Light – there really is something to suit all tastes. We’ll take one of each, thank you very much.
10. 58 Gin
Sustainable spirits in the heart of London? It’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think ethical distillation! But that’s exactly what 58 Gin have achieved with their creative approach to urban sustainability. From solar panels and 100% recyclable bottles, to their food waste going directly back to their farmers for composting - this eco-conscious East London brand is all about responsible distillation. Try their Navy Strength Gin for an intense flavour; the perfect base for gin cocktails that pack a punch.