As gin lovers, we are constantly on the lookout for new products that can really satisfy our taste buds. We like testing gins, gin liqueurs and even pre-mixed drinks, working out what tastes best on its own with ice, mixed into charming cocktails and with tonic water.
Today, we are going to be sharing some of the best new gins on the market with you.
Before we dive straight into it, we thought it would be best for us to share some of the things that we regularly look for with you. When we are looking for new gins to share with you, we look for a mixture of classic gins, innovative gins and gin liqueurs. While we love gins that push at the boundaries of the industry, we also love timeless gins with recognisable botanicals.
Without further ado, here are some of our favourites:
Didsbury Gin’s Tutti Frutti Gin Liqueur
We got incredibly excited when Parma Violet gin liqueurs were released, even though explaining the flavour of Parma Violets to some of the international members of our audience was quite the test. Naturally, when we heard that a Tutti Frutti gin liqueur was going to be released, we got just as excited. This quaint pink gin liqueur is one of our new favourites, and its sweet flavour is perfectly balanced by some of the traditional botanicals that we all know and love.
J.J Whitley’s Plum Gin
We are incredibly fond of new and exciting flavours, and when we heard about J.J Whitley’s new Plum Gin we had to get a bottle of it to try straight away. With juicy plum notes and undertones of juniper, the delightful flavour of this gin sits perfectly in most cocktails.
Aldi are known for their gins, and when you look at the awards that they have collected it is easy to see why. Their ever-expanding range of gins grew again in August, with their The Infusionist Mystical Unicorn Gin Liqueur being just one of the new additions. If you enjoy gentle flavours, then you might just enjoy the hints of candyfloss and marshmallow that can be found in this gin.
Corner 53’s Lemon Meringue Pie Gin
We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to try Corner 53’s Lemon Meringue Pie Gin just a short while ago, and we really can’t help but recommend it to every single gin lover that we meet. This charming gin has been infused with homemade lemon curd and toasted almonds, and it has then been cleverly extracted through a homemade sweet shortcrust pastry and meringue. Who doesn’t want all of those mouth-watering flavours in their mouth?
Vale Fox Distillery’s Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651
Naturally, we are incredibly fond of gins that have been distilled by bartenders. When we heard that a trio of renowned bartenders were creating their own gin, we got quite excited. Having tried this gin, we would be quick to recommend it to any gin lovers out there.
Whitley Neill’s Aloe and Cucumber Gin
If you are currently on the lookout for a refreshing adventure, Whitley Neill’s Aloe and Cucumber Gin might be just the spirit that you need. This African infusion is unique, best sipped on a warm summer day. Naturally, this could be just the excuse that you need to buy it and drink it as quickly as possible, before the cold days of autumn and winter roll in.
If the warm days of summer have already passed when you read this article, then you may instead wish to reach for a bottle of Whitley Neill’s Blackberry Gin. This charming gin reminds us of the plump berries that we would pick from hedgerows as children.
There you have it, seven of the best new gins that are currently available on the market. We would highly recommend tasting some (or all) of them if you have the opportunity to. If you do want to try new gins, but you aren’t keen on the idea of investing in full bottles that you might not like, then you might also want to take a look at some of this year’s gin Christmas calendars. These could give you the opportunity to try lots of miniature bottles of gin.