5 Most Popular Types of Gins You Should Be Aware About

5 Most Popular Types of Gins You Should Be Aware About

Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from Juniper berries and other botanicals. Gin can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a wide variety of cocktails. 

Each type of gin has its unique flavour profile from the botanicals used in its production. Some gins are juniper-forward, while others are more citrus-forward. The type of gin you choose will depend on your personal preferences. So, what are the different types of gin and what makes them special? Let's take a look.

Some of the most popular types of gin include:

  1. London Dry Gin 

London dry gin is the most popular type of gin and is what most people think of when they think of gin. It is made by distilling alcohol with botanicals, including juniper berries, to give it a characteristic flavour. London dry gin is dry, meaning it is not sweetened, and is typically around 40% alcohol by volume. 



  1.  Old Tom Gin

Old Tom gin is a sweeter, more aromatic style of gin that was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is made by infusing a neutral spirit with botanicals, and then sweetening it with sugar. 

  1. Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin is a popular choice for those who enjoy a citrusy gin. This gin is flavoured with lemon, orange and grapefruit peel, giving it a refreshing zesty flavour.

  1. Dutch or Genever Gin

Genever is a type of gin that is made with a malt wine base. It has a sweeter, fuller flavour than London dry gin. 

  1. Sloe Gin

Sloe gin is made with sloe berries, which are a type of plum. The berries are macerated in gin, and the resulting liqueur is sweet and fruity. Sloe gin is often used in cocktails and is a popular choice for winter drinks.



Gin is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Gin can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Gin cocktails are some of the most popular drinks in the world, and there are many different recipes to choose from.

Some of the most popular include London Dry gin, Old Tom gin, Plymouth gin, Dutch gin and Sloe gin. Whether you're a fan of London dry gin or Genever, there's a gin out there for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and explore the world of gin!

Are you looking to add a unique and special touch to your next event? If so, consider serving up some delicious gins from Jim and Tonic! Your guests will thank you for it!

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