7 Gordon’s Gins For The Ultimate G&T


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First crafted in 1769, Gordon’s gin remains a secret recipe, with some subtle tweaks to keep up with modern times. The release of several flavoured varieties means choosing the best Gordon’s gin for your G&T has now become a challenge.

The original Gordon’s London Dry uses quality ingredients, is triple distilled, and remains the world market leader. This gin is also the foundation for several flavoured blends, including elderflower, cherry, lemon, and even exotic passionfruit.

Myself and Andrew always know where we are with Gordon’s London Dry & Tonic and see it as a good benchmark G&T. However, these flavoured Gordon’s gins caught my eye, so I decided to go through the current range.

Best Gordon’s Gins

Whether it’s cherry, lemon, passionfruit, or the classic London Dry, the best Gordon’s Gins will breathe new life into your G&T. Here are 7 flavours to consider.

1. Gordon’s London Dry Gin

Gordon’s London Dry Gin
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Clear

Review

Gordon’s London Dry is a crisp triple distilled London Dry gin made with juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice, orris root, orange, lemon peel, and more!

Several secret ingredients have been kept hidden from the world, apart from a dozen people that have held true to the original recipe created by Alexander Gordon himself.

On The Nose

Fresh fragrances of eucalyptus and pine needles open the nose for zesty aromas of citrus with a hint of sage.

On The Palate

Beautifully balanced with tangy citrus and peppery spice, led with a fresh note of juniper berry, with the slight tinge of peppermint and sweetness of liquorice.

Best Served 

Aside from a classic G&T, try a Gordon’s Mojito with a muddle of lime and mint for a fresh and tasty Cuban cocktail with a hint of British flair.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

2. Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin

Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Soft Pink

Review

Following the original recipe of 1880, this light and cheerful pink gin was launched in 2017 with a more subtle touch of juniper made with natural fruits for a sweeter and fruitier profile. 

This pink gin took markets by storm, and in 2018, this gin sold over a million cases, according to the IWSR. To put that in perspective, some gins take up to twenty years to reach those numbers.

On The Nose

Sweet fruity aromas with hints of fresh, crisp scents of juniper bring you back to the gin’s core.

On The Palate

Ultra-sweet raspberries and strawberries on the opening with reminders of fresh summer fruits mid-palate. The finish remains semi-sweet with the slight tang of redcurrants that linger on.

Best Served

This light and flirty pink gin can best be enjoyed with tonic and a dash of prosecco garnished with lots of sliced strawberries.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

3. Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Gin

Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Distilled Gin
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Soft Yellow

Review

Following in the footsteps of an original lemon gin Gordon’s produced in 1931, the brand launched a Mediterranean version in 2020 with their Sicilian lemon gin.

Using their trusty Gordon’s secret recipe of herbs and botanicals, delicious sun-kissed Sicilian lemons have been introduced for a citrus-fest like no other.

On The Nose

A sharp lemon aroma, crisp juniper, floral notes, and slight minty presence.

On The Palate

The strong opening of vibrant Mediterranean lemons soon reveals crisp juniper and hints of bergamot mid-palate. The lingering finish remains zesty but not too bitter.

Best Served 

For that extra lemony tang, this is the perfect companion to the classic Gordon’s Sicilian Gin & Tonic; combined in a large glass with ice, filled with tonic, stirred, and garnished with a wheel of lemon. This G&T is the perfect refresher for a hot summer’s day get-together.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

4. Gordon’s Sloe Gin

Gordon’s Sloe Gin
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 26% (52 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Deep Plum Purple

Review

Proving that golden oldies are always a winner, Gordon’s Sloe combines the traditional recipe of sweet sloe berries, sugar and, of course, Gordon’s gin for a true winter tipple.

The hand-picked sloe berries from the blackthorn bush are picked after the first frosts ensuring they are ripe and then gently steeped before adding Gordon’s gin. You can even ready my guide of how to make sloe gin.

On The Nose

Rich, complex aromas of blackberries, cherry, citrus peel, and the warm notes of marzipan.

On The Palate

Opes with juicy sloe fruit mixed with the piny tang of juniper. Hints of cinnamon and clove spices mid-palate. Delightful tongue-coating textures of stewed fruit and sweet almonds on the finish.

Best Served 

You will love Gordon’s sloe gin in a Gordon’s Bramble cocktail with a rich taste of autumn berries and a dash of lemon juice served over crushed ice for a rich and flavoursome sloe experience.

Pricing & Info

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5. Gordon’s With A Spot Of Elderflower

Gordon’s With A Spot Of Elderflower
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Clear

Review

Over two and a half centuries of know-how and secret recipe, the folks at Gordon’s created a unique and sophisticated gin steeped with delicate elderflower to bring a slight twist to a classical G&T.

For those of you wondering, the taste of elderflower is sweet, floral and somewhat reminiscent of grape, lychee and pear.

On The Nose

Fresh piny notes of juniper, citrus peel, and coriander with elegant floral aromas of elderflower.

On The Palate

Fresh juniper upfront complements the delicate sweet fruity-floral flavours of elderflower. There is still that citrus on the finish with an after-kick of coriander that lingers.

Best Served

To bring out elderflower flavours, keep it simple in a classic G&T with chilled tonic poured over a cascade of ice with a slight twist of a lemon rind over the top.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

6. Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Gin

Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Golden Yellow

Review

Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit is the perfect gin for beginners looking for something more fruity and exotic from their G&T. This is a worthy addition to create a summertime G&T.

This gin is the first of two new products launched in 2022 (Morello Cherry is up next). Gordon’s gin supplies more flavoured gin to the growing demand for flavoured gins.

On The Nose

Exotic aromas of tangy passion fruit accompany the classical, fresh notes of juniper berries and citrus.

On The Palate

An opening explosion of tangy passion fruit is soon soothed by crisp juniper and citrus peel mid-palate. The finish remains as exotically sweet as the opening with a little juniper kick.

Best Served 

Enjoy the exotic flavours of passion fruit in a fruity twist to the classical martini with a Gordon’s Tropical Passionfruit Martini stirred with pineapple juice and passion fruit puree garnished with a dollop of fresh passion fruit pulp.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

7. Gordon’s Morello Cherry Gin

Gordon’s Morello Cherry
Credit: Gordon’s

Overview

  • Distiller: Camaronbridge Gin Distillery
  • ABV: 37.5% (75 Proof)
  • Country: England
  • Colour: Deep Pink

Review

The 2022 launch of the Gordon’s Morello cherry gin brings the seductive flavours of rich cherries to your classic G&T and gin-based fruit-flavoured cocktails.

I feel Morello cherry is a worthy addition to the Gordon’s gin collection as it stands up well in its own right; plus, I am a sucker for anything cherry-related.

On The Nose

Slightly tart, deep cherry aromas combined with crisp juniper

On The Palate

Tangy, rich cherry flavours on the opening, hints of almond and vanilla mid-palate before fresh juniper and citrus reveal themselves on the finish.

Best Served

An exciting twist to the G&T. Try this Morello Cherry gin with tonic water and garnish with a knot of cherries for a refreshing afternoon sipper.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

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Ingrid’s Top Pick

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Gordon’s London Dry Gin

My top pick remains the classic Gordon’s London Dry Gin as it is clean and crisp, with the right amount of juniper, citrus and subtle spice.

That’s not to say you should not discover the many flavoured varieties that are based on the original recipe. The lemon, Morello cherry and sloe gins, in particular, are all bottle worthy.

History Of Gordon’s

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New Gordon’s Bottle (Same Gin) To Celebrate Their First Export

Gordon’s gin was born in 1769 amid the hangover of the gin craze, which was now controlled by the gin act of 1751. Alexander Gordon, a Scottish descendant living in London, opened the first gin distillery in the Southwark area.

This laid the foundations for a gin that would become a world favourite and set a new benchmark for what gin should taste like and not what the masses had been drowning themselves in before the Gin Act.

In 1786 Alexander moved his distillery to the Clerkenwell district, which was famous for its water purity and abundance. Gordon’s gin became the world-leading gin, with the United States, United Kingdom, and Greece being its biggest market.

In 1898 Gordon and Co, under the management of Charles Gordon, amalgamated with Charles Tanqueray. Sadly in 1899, Charles Gordon passed away, which ended Gordon’s family association with the distillery, and its only association with Gordon’s clan was by name.

Conclusion

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Alexander Gordon singlehandedly refined gin production by using water and triple distilling the alcohol base with a basket of quality botanicals. Gordon’s became the world market leader and set the example for other gin producers to follow.

Fast forward 250 years and we find Gordon’s producing the same quality gin at huge scale. This alone is a triumph in itself, as no matter what corner of the world you find yourself, walk into a local bar, and you will most likely discover a bottle of Gordon’s…. and maybe you’ll even have a few different flavours to choose from!

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