Top Rated London Dry Gins

Check out the best London Dry Gins according to the Distiller Tasting Table of expert tasters!
Oct 16, 2016
  • 10
    Broker's Gin is produced outside of London, England. The base spirit is made from quadruple-distilled English wheat, and traditional botanicals are steeped in the spirit for 24 hours before a fifth distillation. Broker's Gin is certified Kosher. Note: The bottle received a bit of an update to the label in autumn 2021, but fret not — the bowler hat topper remains!
  • 9
    Added to their spirits lineup in 2010, this is the first gin released by the Weymss family, who are primarily known for their Scotch whiskies. This gin honors the legacy of Lord Darnley, who lived at Weymss Castle near Edinburgh, Scotland in the 16th century. The base is made from British-grown grain and six botanicals are used of which lemon and elderflower are the featured elements. In fact, the elderflower is foraged locally in the summer months and dehydrated for later use. No artificial flavors or additives have been added. All botanicals not sourced locally are sustainably sourced from trusted farmers.
  • 8
    Spicy & Oily
    In contrast to the lighter, less-juniper driven gins that have come to define the Modern Style, the Big Gin brand has moved towards the traditional London dry-style that seeks a full, robust flavor (hence, the "big" in "Big Gin"). The flagship product, Big Gin, uses eight botanicals in addition to juniper: coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, angelica, cassia, cardamom, orris, & Tasmanian pepper berry. Bottled at 47% ABV.
  • 7
    Juniper & Spicy
    SW4 London Dry Gin is named after the postal code for Clapham, North, London, where it's produced by Thames Distillers. The 12 botanicals used are juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica, cinnamon, orange peel, orris powder, nutmeg, savory, cassia, almond, lemon peel, and licorice. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 6
    Fruity & Spicy
    This London dry gin was launched in 2005 and is made with unusual African botanicals like the fruit of the baobab tree and cape gooseberries, plus undisclosed "traditional" botanicals. It's crafted in England by 8th generation distiller, Johnny Neill, who uses a 100-year old copper pot still for the small-batch production of this gin.
  • 5
    Created for spirits merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd in London by a Dutch distillery, production of this London Dry Gin is overseen by Dr. David Clutton. Six botanicals go into its distillation--juniper, orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, coriander seed, and cardamom--which is distilled in a direct-fire pot-still after steeping overnight in a neutral grain spirit.
  • 4
    Junipero is made in the London Dry style with juniper as the featured botanical. Other botanicals in play include aniseed, cardamom, cubeb, grains of paradise, and bitter and sweet orange peel. The spirit is distilled in a copper pot-still and is not chill-filtered. It was first released in 1996 by San Francisco's Anchor Distilling Co. now known as Hotaling & Co. Bottled a 49.3% ABV.
  • 3
    Juniper & Spicy
    Distilled at the Thames Distillery in London, Fords Gin is the final product resulting from the partnership between master distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of the 86 Co., a New York based spirits company. Using a neutral grain spirit made from English wheat, this gin has nine botanicals - juniper, coriander seed, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica, cassia, jasmine and orris - which are steeped in the stills before being distilled with the base spirit.
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    Herbal & Juniper
    Hailing from the town of Bend in central Oregon, Oregon Spirit Distillers distills classic styled libations while taking advantage of the region’s winter wheat. The dry gin joins the ranks of Absinthe, Genever, and other yesteryear bar staples and includes this classic London-style botanical build with lots of juniper and coriander bottles at a healthy 92 proof.
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    Juniper & Herbal
    This gin has one eye keenly on British tradition and another looking toward modern agricultural innovation. The spirit is based on a distillate of biodynamic rye passed through classic, artisanal, copper pot-stills. The botanical blend is a puritan blend of classic London Dry components including sustainable juniper, organic coriander seed, angelica root, and summer savory. The folks at Altitude Spirits in Colorado specialize in sourcing organic spirits from the world’s traditional crafters of iconic distillates. The adherence to a natural product doesn’t stop at the ingredients, as no colorization, sugar addition, or other modification post distillation. Note: This is bottled at 43% ABV in the US, but a 37.5% ABV version is sold in the EU.