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Best Gin Of The World You Need To Try At Least Once

Kick back and relax, and let the good times be gin.

Ah, gin. Sweet, sweet gin. For so transparent a spirit it sure has a colourful past; a true rags to riches story that every man, woman and their dog should know.

Born in Holland and adopted by the English in the 17th century, it lubricated and warmed the Thirty Years War, was used as medicine to cure (ironically) gout and stomach complaints, saved countless sailors from the scurvy when mixed with lime, got the poor of London so consistently blind hammered that The Gin Act was passed – which subsequently incited the Gin Riots – before it clawed and refined its way through the intervening centuries to become the sophisticated and classic backbone to James Bond’s martini…before Smirnoff brainwashed everyone with a bloody corker of an advertising campaign.

All in all it’s been a one hell of a ride for gin, and what we particularly love about it is how it conjures images like a time-machine, whether they be romantic ones of gin-swigging sailors of the Royal Navy chasing down rum-guzzling pirates in the 18th century, or not-so-romantic ones of London whores with teeth the colour of earwax showing off their ankles for a penny during the Jack the Ripper era.

Of course, nowadays gin is synonymous with summer days and a G&T or, if you’re of the Snoop Dogg disposition, sippin’ on with some juice.

The real question though, is which juniper juice to plump for? No need to reach for a drop of the Dutch courage – that’s gin again by the way – to help, here are thirty of our favourites from around the globe.

Kick back and relax, and let the good times be gin.

World’s Best Gin FAQ

What is the best way to enjoy gin?

Drink gin straight or pour it over a few ice cubes and add a wedge of lime. If you are going to enjoy it neat, make sure your gin is good quality.

Is gin bad for your liver?

No. Gin is made of juniper berries, a type of super fruit, that is good for the kidney and liver. Of course, anything in excess is bad so make sure to drink responsibly.

What are the best mixers for gin?

Tonic water is the classic choice for the go-to gin mixer, but you may also use sparkling water, fruit juice (lime, lemon or pineapple) and even ginger ale.

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