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Taster’s Club Best Gin Brands in 2023

Written by Emma C | Updated Nov 2023

When it comes to gin and other spirits, everyone has their own tastes and preferences, of course. But, there’s something to be said about what the best gin brands offer time and again. Nuanced, tasty flavors, great balance, and expert craftsmanship are just a few qualities that make up the top gins out there. This spirit is more accessible and versatile than you might think. With a wide variety of flavor profiles, it makes a wonderful base for classic cocktails like the martini, or simple mixed drinks like gin with soda or tonic. If you’re curious about this bright, crisp spirit, we don’t blame you one bit. Since we’ve tasted many gins, the best place to start is right here with our 2023 Taster’s Club guide to the top gin brands that are all available in our bottle shop.

Taster’s Club Best Gin Brands in 2023 – Available in Our Bottle Shop
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1. Hendricks

Launched in 1999, Hendrick's is an unusual, distinct, and incredibly smooth gin created from 11 fine botanicals. Infusions of rose and cucumber complement classic juniper, giving the spirit a uniquely balanced flavor. Hendricks has won numerous awards and been named the “Best Gin in the World” by The Wall Street Journal.

Region: Scotland | Tasting Notes: Coriander, Juniper, Citrus | ABV: 41.4%

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2. Tanqueray

Hailing from 1830 London, Tanqueray Nº Ten (named after its origin stills) is a premium, small-batch gin crafted with fresh, whole citrus fruits and four botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice.

Region: US | Tasting Notes: Pepper, Coriander, Angelica | ABV: 47.3%

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3. Plymouth

Distilled since 1793, the rich and smooth taste of Plymouth Gin is the result of a balanced blend of 7 hand-selected botanicals. The citrusy, earthy spirit carries a softened juniper profile and is drier than the traditional London Dry gin style.

Region: England | Tasting Notes: Citrus, Earth, Juniper | ABV: 41.2%

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4.  No. 3

No. 3’s flagship gin is balanced, crisp, and refreshing, created in collaboration with artists, scientists, master distillers, and expert mixologists. The brand spent two years honing the recipe and seeking out high-quality ingredients from around the world. Core flavors in this gin come from Italian juniper berries, blended with zingy citrus peel and warming spices.

Region: the Netherlands | Tasting Notes: Citrus Peel, Warming Spices | ABV: 46%

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5. Sipsmith

Sipsmith started up in 2009 in London as the city’s first copper-pot-based distillery in nearly 190 years. Its London Dry gin is the quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry. Bold, complex, and aromatic, it’s smooth enough for a martini. Yet, its balance and richness make it perfect for a gin & tonic, too.

Region: England | Tasting Notes: Orange, Honey, Angelica Root | ABV: 41.6%

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6. The Botanist

The Botanist’s Islay Dry is a gin of layered complexity from Scotland’s Isle of Islay, made with the brand’s mission to “create the most thought-provoking spirits while continuously growing its commitment to people and the planet”. 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds, and peels during a slow distillation.

Region: Scotland | Tasting Notes: Mint, Juniper, Citrus, Floral, Spice, Vanilla, Bark, Licorice | ABV: 46%

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7. Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire’s smooth, complex, world-famous gin in its distinctive blue bottle contains 10 hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world. The brand’s Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti, travels all over the globe and develops personal relationships with suppliers to help create fine, top-quality gin.

Region: Scotland | Tasting Notes: Citrus, Juniper, Pepper | ABV: 47%

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8. Nolet's

Nolet’s Silver Gin is crafted with over 330 years and 11 generations of tradition and expertise. This expression is a fresh and surprising take on the spirit, featuring fragrant rose, juicy succulent peach, and slightly tart raspberry botanicals. The gin base and botanical extracts are married and rested to fully integrate the flavors, resulting in a smooth, balanced spirit.

Region: the Netherlands | Tasting Notes: Rose, Peach, Raspberry | ABV: 47.6%

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9. Beefeater London Dry Gin

Desmond Payne – the world's most experienced master distiller – oversees a bold and distinct gin that sets the standard for London Dry. Since 1863, Beefeater has stood the test of time and claims the title of the World’s Most Awarded Gin. Today, Beefeater is proud to be the only original London Dry gin still made in the heart of London.

Region: England | Tasting Notes: Juniper, Citrus | ABV: 44%

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10. Bayab African Dry Gin

A Classic Dry, with an African twist. The infusion of Zambian Baobab, Juniper berries, Coriander, Rosemary, Cinnamon and Coarse Salt, gives this gin a bold burst of fresh African citrus that delights the tastebuds.

Region: South Africa | Tasting Notes: Orange, lemon , spices, herbs. | ABV: 43%

These best gin brands and bottles make an easy introduction to the wonderful world of gin and are all conveniently available in our bottle shop, anytime. With so many flavor profiles, you can’t go wrong with any of them on their own or mixed into a gin cocktail. As always, though, we’re here to help if you just can’t decide where to begin. It’s super easy to sign up for our Gin Club. Then, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy a new bottle delivered directly to your door each month.

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