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Top 25 British Gin Brands

We like a G&T, so it is with great pleasure we bring you the Top 25 British gin brands

“For the past 300 years the British have been making and drinking gins of varying quantities and qualities, but they have never been so deliciously diverse as they are today”. Gin Glorious Gin, Olivia Williams.

It turns out our friends at Instagram like their Gin as much as us, so with their help we put together this list and discovered some new brands that we will be trying!

Hidden Curiosities

Hidden Curiosities is a deeply complex and multifaceted artisan gin

A unique recipe with a very distinctive character, distilled in the Surrey Hills.

Blackwoods Gin

Blackwoods Gin

Blackwoods Gin with botanicals from the Shetland Islands

The worlds only vintage gin, with hand picked botanicals from the Shetland Islands.

Bloom Gin



BLOOM Gin Master Distiller, Joanne Moore is an internationally-revered expert in the industry and has worked at the G&J Distillery since 1996.

The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin is a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of the Isle of Islay.

Campfire Gin

Campfire Gin

Campfire Gin from the Puddingstone Distillery

Campfire Gin is the first product from the Puddingstone Distillery in Hertfordshire and it is produced in small batches.

Eden Mill

Eden Mill Gin

Eden Mill St. Andrews

Scotland’s first brewery and distillery, Eden Mill produce beer, whiskey and this beautiful looking gin.

Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh Gin is made in their city centre distillery

A premium range of Scottish gins and gin liqueurs, made in their city centre distillery, which can be visited for a tour!

Fishers Gin

Fishers Gin

Fishers Gin

Fishers is an artisan British gin distilled on the Suffolk coast that uses rare botanicals to create a gin as pure and wild as the sea.

Hendrick’s Gin

Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick’s Gin

Hendrick’s Gin has a gloriously peculiar flavour, infused with rose & cucumber in their Scottish distillery.

Isle of Barra Distillers

Barra British Gin

Isle of Barra Gin

Isle of Barra distillers capture the essence of this beautiful island and bottle it to share between friends.

Isle of Harris Gin

Isle of Harris Gin

Isle of Harris Gin

The creation of this distillery in Tarbert is driven by a deep love of the beauty of the place and its people.

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Reflecting the boldness of their Norse ancestors, Kirkjuvagr is a hand-crafted Orkney gin for the modern, discerning gin enthusiast.

Kirsty’s Gin

Kirstys Gin

Kirsty’s Gin by Arbikie

Kirsty’s Gin is the second to be released by Arbikie Distillery. Their Gin is distilled using honey and wheat farmed at Arbikie along with carefully selected botanicals chosen by our Master Distiller, Kirsty Black.

Little Bird

Little Bird Gin

Little Bird London Dry

Lovingly distilled in small batches in London. After much taste testing, feedback, fun and frivolity, Team Little Bird Gin and friends hit upon the recipe for a new London Dry Gin.

Masons Yorkshire Gin

Masons Yorkshire Gin

Masons Yorkshire Gin

The first gin distilled in Yorkshire, made with traditional slow distillation methods and pure Yorkshire water.


Opihr Gin

Opihr gin

Despite its Oriental Spices, Opihr is made at the oldest distillery in England, where gin has been traditionally distilled since 1761.

Orkney Gin Company

Orkney Gin Company

Orkney Gin Company

Premium artisan gin from this  family run business, based in Orkney.

Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin was created by frustrated accountant Stephen, who no longer could drink beer or wine. Distilled by G&J Distillers then finished with raspberries at Pinkster’s Cambridge base.

Portobello Road Gin

Portobello Road Gin

Portobello Road Gin

A timeless and inherently British London dry gin.

Silent Pool

Silent Pool Gin

Silent Pool Distillers

With the unique location on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate, a group of dilapidated farm buildings on the banks of the legendary Silent Pool has been transformed to become the home of the Silent Pool Distillers.


Sipsmith Gin

Sipsmith Gin

Sipsmith started in 2009, in a tiny workshop in Hammersmith, London. Two childhood friends, Fairfax and Sam, had an unwavering belief in things well made so they set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820.

Thomas Dakin

Thomas Dakin

Thomas Dakin

A Juniper-led Gin, which will be handcrafted in a new artisanal distillery in the centre of Manchester; the first gin to be distilled in this great northern English city.

Tiger Gin

Tiger Gin from Shropshire

Tiger Gin from Shropshire

Created by Shropshire lad JJ Lawrence and distilled at the Shropshire Gin Company, this brand had to fight for it’s name, but only Tiger Gin would do.

Tarquin’s Gin

Tarquin's Gin from the Southwestern Distillery

Tarquin’s Gin from the Southwestern Distillery

Tarquin’s Gin from the Southwestern Distillery, handcrafted in Cornwall.


Trevethan Cornish Gin

Trevethan Cornish Gin

Handcrafted Cornish Gin since 1929.

Two Birds

Two Birds Spirits from Leicestershire.

Two Birds Spirits from Leicestershire.

Two Birds Spirits was founded in 2013, in the quaint British countryside town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Warner Edwards

Warner Edwards artisan Gins

Warner Edwards artisan Gins

Warner Edwards are craft distillers making artisan gin from their 200 year old barn, on Falls Farm in the picturesque village of Harrington, Northamptonshire.


Anno Dry Gin

Anno Kent dry gin.

Anno Distillers are artisanal spirits producers based in Kent, Near Maidstone. Patience, their stunning copper-pot still, works her magic and transforms carefully selected natural ingredients into Anno Kent Dry Gin.

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle Gin

Blue Bottle Gin distilled in Guernsey

Blue Bottle is the epitome of boutique distilled Gin. Each batch is meticulously crafted in their copper still at the Three Fingers Distillery on Guernsey.

Brighton Gin

Brighton Gin

Brighton Gin

Created by five Brighton residents, Brighton Gin is distilled with oranges, limes and milk thistle and truly captures the spirit of this famous city.



Brockmans Gin

Brockmans was created by a group of experienced and devoted friends who wanted to create a gin Like No Other.

Hayman’s Gin

Hayman's Gin

Hayman’s Gin

The only family of original English gin makers still distilling today, Hayman’s make award-winning English gin the original way. Their ginealogy dates back over 150 years.

Loch Ness

Lochness Gin

Loch Ness Gin

A husband and wife team with a passion for premium quality gin. Loch Ness produce rare Scottish Highland gin at their ancestral home.


Maiden Gin

The Maiden Distillery

The distillery, perched above the historic, county town of Maidstone, produces a premium gin that has been hand-crafted on site, giving customers the assurance that they are enjoying truly artisan spirit.

Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin

The journey of Plymouth Gin is synonymous with the British Royal Navy, its sailors and ships. But its not just the choice of seafaring pioneers, but also bartenders around the world.


Sibling gin

Sibling triple distilled gin.

Sibling Triple Distilled Gin is produced from start to finish in Cheltenham, from a base spirit that is also produced in-house at the Sibling Distillery.

Strathearn Distillery 

Strathearn Distillery Gin

Strathearn Distillery Gin

Strathearn Distillery, near the village of Methven in Perthshire, is probably Scotland’s smallest distillery. They produce a range of spirits including a range of premium gins.




  1. Graham Williams on March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Love a few of these gins including Tarquin and the Shetland Botanical, the Ophia was 66 dollars a shot on my last visit to Vegas! A lot more reasonable here. For Xmas I was given Wiliams’s GB gin from Herefordshire, it was absolutely delicious and a grade above the other 4 bottles I recieved including 2 Edinburgh gins. Sadly all gone so once the stocks are reduced will be resourced.

    • Erin on October 5, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      Okay graham

  2. Oliver on March 3, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Cotswolds distillery dry gin

  3. simon on March 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    What about Burleighs Gin
    And their chain of cocktail bars 45 West
    A Leicester based company
    Jamie Baxter master Gin blending genius and award winner
    Well worth a taste

    • Annie on March 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      I was thinking exactly the same!!!?!

  4. Fiona Mann on March 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    What about Addingham Fruit Liqueurs Sloe Gin or Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin ???

  5. Bob Rutherford on March 9, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    No Slingsby gin?

    16 international awards including 7 double golds.

    There are some lovely Gins in this list but also some shockers.

  6. Anna Lupton on March 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Great to see Masons Gin as it is made not far from us here at http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk and tell all our guests that stay with us how great it is. My personal joint favourite with Mason’s though is Bloom’s . Some people put flowers and herbs on their window sill I put gin bottles and have quite a lot of these that are named above.

  7. on March 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for all the suggestions for more gin – it’s amazing how many are out there!
    We will add all the rest to the list 🙂

  8. Mandy on March 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    We’ve had 9 of these so will look out for the others. Happy gin tasting

  9. jonathan on March 29, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Graveney Gin, organic and made in Tooting. I didn’t like Gin but I love this!

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  11. Sandy on June 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    You have the wrong gin for your description of Arbikie it should be AK’s Gin and not Kirsty’s.

  12. Susan on November 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Old Bakery Gin is really good, but not on this list as yet.
    Just finishing making a film about it for Palmers Green Tales.

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  14. Anne on July 13, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Have you tried Lord and Lady Muck’s gorgeous artisan raspberry gin? Check it out here https://www.lordandladymuck.co.uk/artisan-spirits/25-raspberry-gin-liqueur-50cl.html

  15. Tony Diamond on August 6, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Can anyone advise me please on Juniper Berry supplies to Gin manufacturers?
    Do they buy in as grown or in a distilled ingredient form?
    Any idea what sort of volumes we are taking about?
    Genuine enquiry for a farmer in Eastern Europe.

  16. Dave on September 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Absolutely appalling journalism. As the owner of the City of Manchester Distillery, home to Manchester Three Rivers Gin I can assure you we were the first distillery in Manchester’s history and not one single drop of Thomas Dakin Gin has ever been produced in the city. For more info on their gin contact G&J Distillers based in WARRINGTON.

  17. Terry Baldwin on August 18, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    I would highly recommend you try Cuckoo gin, all varieties. They have something for every taste and the quality is amazing.

  18. P. Smith on March 15, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Liverpool gin was the best until Halewood International bought the brand, changed the recipe and turned it into an overpriced, bog standard product.

  19. Phil Mccracken on June 4, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    What about Bombay Sapphire?

  20. Jon Kynaston on January 1, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Mostly predictable commercial gins found in supermarkets. No real research here into the wealth of British craft gins. What about, for example, Oxfordshire’s Sky Wave Gin, named The World’s Best Contemporary Gin at the 2020 World Gin Awards. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  21. Jon Kynaston on March 2, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Sky Wave Gin from Oxfordshire was named the WORLD’S best contemporary gin at the 2020 World Gin Awards. It is exquisite, and should certainly be on this list.

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