The Union Inn Gin Tasting
"All gin tastes the same!?" we hear you saying. We're putting this to the test by introducing you to the World of Gin! In our main bar you will find a wide selection of gins, tonics and garnishes to get you started.
Three simple steps to your perfect G&T:
- Pick your Gin
- Complement with your chosen tonic
- Finish off with a special garnish.
Here we have listed out the gin's that have made an appearance in our Gin Palace. Due to demand they might not all be available, we will keep updating the list as we work our way through the hundreds of craft gins available. We hope you enjoy!
BOODLES LONDON DRY GIN
Boodles Gin is distilled originally from British wheat and then redistilled to infuse the botanicals. The distillers use mellow ingredients for a herbal gin including nutmeg, sage, rosemary and coriander to balance out the piney notes from the juniper. A refined gin! This gin does not include any citrus botanicals so it is complemented well by a slice of lemon or pink grapefruit.
BEEFEATER LONDON DRY GIN
Born in the heart of London, it is still distilled there to this day to James Burrough's original recipe from the 1800's. This simple, clean gin has strong citrus notes to balance out the bold juniper. A perfect gin for G&T.
BLOOM LONDON DRY GIN
The name is apt for this gin with it's floral botanicals of honeysuckle, chamomile and pomelo. It is light and delicate gin that goes well with a simple tonic, such as the Fentimans tonic.
Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire, England
An iconic gin, delicate with a slightly citrusy and floral nose. The gin is vapour infused with 10 botanicals that give it a light sweetness with juniper to start and transforms into peppery and savoury notes to give Bombay it's distinct taste.
It is quadruple distilled in small batches by one man, their Gin Master Simon Buley. Caorunn, pronounced 'ka-roon', is infused with five botanicals foraged in the Scottish Highlands and six traditional botanical to come together to give a dry, crisp, aromatic drink with a long dry finish.
Gordon's London Dry Gin
The world's most well-known gin, Gordon's is distilled to a secrete recipe. Hand picked junipers give Gordon's the distinctive gin taste. Botanicals include coriander seed, angelica root, liquorice, orgs root, orangeade lemon peel. Perfect for your classic G&T.
Plymouth Gin is Britain's oldest distillery still operating on its original location. It is distilled with the original blend of seven exotic botanicals, soft Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol. With no single botanical dominating the overall flavour it has warm earthy notes with a fresh juniper and lemony bite. This gin has a long and dry finish. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.
Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur
Distilled in the shadow of Edinburgh castle. Edinburgh gin is infused with tangy rhubarb that has been macerated with ginger and lemon to give this beautiful pink tipple. Pairs well with the Fevertree tonic, but also works well on its own over ice.
Sipsmith London Dry Gin
A bold, complex and aromatic gin. This gin is smooth enough to be used in a Martini, yet rich and balanced for a perfect G&T. It is a particularly dry gin with a zesty citrus finish. Sipsmith Dry is the first new London gin in over a century, it has floral notes, followed by a mellow, rounded juniper. A garnish of lime compliments this gin.
Silent Pool Gin
This gin boasts 24 botanicals which have been carefully chosen to give a complex flavour. A rich and clean juniper spirit with layers of lavender and chamomile. It is light and refreshing with fresh citrus and kaffir lime notes which are grounded by earthy and spicy cassia bark and cubeb, and a smooth finish from the local honey. The distillers recommend it to be served over a generous handful of ice, a dash of tonic, and a twist of orange peel to garnish.
Gordon's Sloe Gin
A classic sloe gin which is sweet and refreshing. It is full of sweet berries and a light cassis. This gin marries the dryness of Gordon's with cassis sweetness and a light spiciness. Perfect as an alternative G&T, or simply on its own.
Tanqueray London dry gin
A classic gin. It is bold, smooth and citrusy. The gin is well balanced, full of pine fresh juniper and sharp citrus, there is also subtle floral notes and a gentle pepperiness.
Tarquine's Cornish Gin
Award winning and Cornwall's first gin for over a century. Handpicked Devon violets and fresh orange zest give this gin an aromatic sensation. Pure spirit and Cornish spring water are used as a base, it is distilled with traditional techniques, quality ingredients and old-fashioned equipment. Fragrant with parma violets and blossom, firmly backed with strong woody notes. This is an incredibly crisp and dry gin.
Williams GB Extra Dry Gin
Britain's first Single-Estate gin, Field to Bottle on one farm. It is an interesting gin that uses Chase Vodka made from the King Edward and Lady Claire potatoes grown on the farm as the base. The gin is distilled in Ginny, the farm's still, where a mix of botanicals are infused into the gin. A robust and dry gin with juniper, dark chocolate and citrus zest up front on the palate, followed by warm, spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. All the waste from the distillery goes to feed their (very happy) pedigree Hereford cattle. Try this gin with a slice of fresh ginger.
Edinburgh Gin's Rasberry Liqueur
This gin has been infused withPerthshire raspberries to give it a fruity and sweet taste with the added complexity from its gin base. It is finished off with hints of lavender and pine. It is great on its own, with soda or in a glass of Prosecco.
Whitley Neill Small Batch Dry Gin
Nine botanicals come together to give a refreshing gin that has been inspired by the flavours of Africa. Two sourced from South Africa, the citrus fruit from the baobab tree and Cape gooseberries. The juniper is not overpowering in this gin. Great with a slice of orange.
Please remember to enjoy your gin responsibly!