KGQ Hotels Ltd - Grand Hotel Gin List
The Public and Lounge Cafe Bars at the Grand Hotel specialise in the very popular drink of Gin, and stock more than 50 different varieties. Whatever you fancy, we have one to suit.
Customers should note that we do not carry anywhere near this size of selection at the Queens Hotel.
Customers should note that we do not carry anywhere near this size of selection at the Queens Hotel.
Adnams Copper HouseThis cracking gin is distilled in a beer stripping column, before being put through a handmade copper pot still. It is then purified in a rectifier. The result is very creamy and rich. This gin is infused with six botanicals, including juniper, sweet orange and hibiscus flowers.
Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Tonic Water and garnish with Orange Peel.
AlkkemistAlkkemist Gin features a base of triple-distilled grain spirit and 21 different botanicals, interestingly including Muscat grape, alongside orange and lemon peel, rose petals, samphire, fennel, thyme and mint, among others. Also, it's apparently "distilled by the light of the full moon"! A wonderfully-presented gin that works excellently in a G&T as well as a number of cocktails.
Perfect Serve: Over ice and garnished with a slice of orange.
Blind TigerA rather aromatic edition of Blind Tiger Gin (the name is inspired by the days of Prohibition). Their Imperial Secrets expression features a selection of classic gin botanicals, as well as three different types of black tea!
Perfect Serve: Perfect Serve: Fitch & Leedes Indian tonic and a wedge of orange.
BloomBloom Gin is a superb London Dry Gin produced by Greenall's and named "Bloom" in reference to the floral nature of its botanicals: honeysuckle, pomelo and chamomile. In 2010 it was awarded a Platinum Medal at the World Spirits Competition.
Perfect Serve: Pour over ice and Strawberries, add Tonic water and garnish with Mint.
BoŽ Peach & Hibiscus Gin LiqueurA fragrant gin-based liqueur from the BoŽ selection, showing off flavours of peach and hibiscus. Enjoy splashed in a glass of sparkling wine.
Perfect Serve: Pour over ice with Tonic and a wedge of Lime
BoŽ Scottish Bramble Gin LiqueurA fruit-forward gin-based liqueur from BoŽ, which ought to be quite useful in cocktails and general summer drink deliciousness. Add a good splash to a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy.
Perfect Serve: Serve at room temperature with Lemonade
Boe Violet GinA vibrant variation on the BoŽ Gin recipe, which has been infused with violets! Surely an excellent tipple for the summer months, this will go well in a classic G&T and likely make some dynamically colourful cocktails too...
Perfect Serve: Boe Superior Gin with a tonic of choice and an orange this gives a different twist to a gin and tonic making it slightly sweeter but equally refreshing.
Our Boe Violet Gin is ideal with a quality tonic over ice and perhaps a blueberry garnish.
Bombay SapphireOne of the best known and most delicately perfumed gins in the world; Bombay Sapphire makes an excellent Martini, and is great as a base for a Gin and Tonic.
Perfect Serve: Paired with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and garnished with a long lemon peel twist, lime wedge, and cassia bark stick.
Bulldog GinA delicious English gin made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various other botanicals (12 in total). This is four times distilled in copper pot stills, and Bulldog had the highest rating ever received by a gin from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was also voted a Top 50 spirit!
Perfect Serve: BULLDOG Gin's perfect serve is paired with the Zesty Citrus Gin & Tonic, garnished with refreshing lemon and pink grapefruit and served over ice in a copa glass for a perfect, cooling cocktail, down to the last drop
Buss No.509 Pink Grapefruit GinPacked with citrus notes, this Buss No.509 Gin features red Californian grapefruit as a botanical, along with Juniper, Coriander, Liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamom, Iris, Orange and Lemon. Bright and flavoursome, this Belgian gin would make for a fine aperitif.
Perfect Serve: served with Indian Velvet Tonic Water and garnished with a slice of red grapefruit and fresh red currants.
CaorunnA small batch Scottish gin from the Balmenach distillery in Speyside. Caorunn (pronounced ka-roon), made with a combination of traditional and handpicked botanicals including rowan berry, heather, cool blush apple and dandelion.
Perfect Serve: Caorunn is best served over ice with tonic and garnished with red apple slices.
Daffy'sDaffy's Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight botanicals for Daffy's Gin, including juniper, Lebanese mint, coriander, angelica root, Spanish lemon and orange peels, cassia bark and orris root. The bottle design, incidentally, is the work of Robert McGinnis, the American artist who made film posters for various James Bond and Matt Helm films as well as Breakfast at Tiffany's and Barbarella!
Perfect Serve: First chill your glass by 2/3 filling a highball or your preferred glass with ice and stir for several seconds. Roll a lime and cut 3 good wedges. Pour off any melted ice water from your glass and squeeze one lime wedge over the ice. Pour 50ml of Daffyís over the ice and then, retaining maximum fizz, gently pour 100ml tonic water down the inner side of the glass. Stir in the 2 remaining lime wedges, a couple of rubbed leaves of fresh mint and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Darnley's Spiced GinThis cinnamon and nutmeg led London Dry Gin from Wemyss is bottled at 42.7% to add to its warming character.
Perfect Serve: Pour over lots of ice mixed with Ginger and Cardamom Tonic Water and garnish with three leaves of fresh Coriander and one Cinnamon Stick
Death's Door GinDeaths Door Gin is a fantastic American gin to suit all your martini needs. Death's Door Gin is made with a base spirit of wheat from Washington Island and malted barley from Wisconsin, as well as a small selection of botanicals (juniper, coriander and fennel), and is bottled at a robust 47% ABV. Big but balanced notes of all three botanicals appear clear as day, carried on a clean, creamy spirit.
Perfect Serve: Fill the glass with ice then pour in Deaths Door Gin, top up the glass with Tonic to fill and garnish with an orange slice and an expressed mint leaf.
Edgerton Original PinkA new bottle and a new ABV for Edgerton London Pink Gin. The vibrant pink hue and crisp, citrus-forward flavour profile remains wonderfully intact. Edgerton is made in London using 15 botanicals, including classics like sweet orange peel, angelica and coriander, as well as intriguing Grains of Paradise and damiana.
Perfect Serve: Combine the balanced taste of the Edgerton Original Pink Dry Gin with the floral Elderflower Tonic by Fever Tree. Then garnish with a grapefruit zest and your G&T is ready to be enjoyed!
Edinburgh Christmas GinA festive gin from the Edinburgh Gin chaps, made with two classic Christmassy botanicals - frankincense and myrrh. The result is good as gold, with an aromatic, fragrant nose and a warming palate with hints of orange blossom and cooking spices. Christmas Gin is fantastic in a Gin & Tonic and other classic cocktails - perfect for a Christmas Eve tipple.
Perfect Serve: poured over ice and mixed with Fever Tree Tonic, garnished with an orange wedge.
Edinburgh Gin's Elderflower LiqueurA sweet, aromatic, flavourful Scottish gin liqueur produced by the Edinburgh gin company. This has a beautiful floral flavour from natural elderflower essences.
Perfect Serve: Served in a tall glass filled with ice, topped up with Tonic Water and garnished with a slice of lemon.
Edinburgh Gin's Plum & Vanilla LiqueurPlum and Vanilla Gin is a sweet, juicy and almost festive liqueur from the Edinburgh Gin folks, combining their excellent gin with plum and Madagascan vanilla.
Perfect Serve: Served as a dash with Champagne or served neat over ice.
Edinburgh Gin's Raspberry LiqueurA tasty Raspberry-flavoured gin liqueur made in Edinburgh using Scottish Juniper, and other botanicals, and an infusion of delicious, crisp Scottish raspberries. It is very good stuff.
Perfect Serve: served simply over ice or added to Soda Water with a twist of Lemon.
Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb & Ginger LiqueurRhubarb and Ginger Gin is a warming liqueur from the chaps at Edinburgh Gin. It captures a fine balance between the intense rush of ginger spice and the evocative, almost nostalgic sweetness of rhubarb, (we all feel nostalgic for rhubarb crumble, right? It's not just me?) Along with some classic juniper hints deeper within.
Perfect Serve: Topped up with chilled Prosecco, or mixed with Ginger Ale and garnished with fresh ginger and a lime twist.
Gin MareA fabulous Spanish Gin inspired by Mediterranean flavours, Gin Mare is made with botanicals including arbequina olive, rosemary, thyme, basil and mandarin! The result is a fabulous spirit which has been much praised by critics.
The perfect serve: start with a large goblet packed with ice, topped with 2 ounces of Gin Mare and 200ml of 1724 Tonic Water. Garnish simply with a sprig of basil or rosemary, and a healthy sized orange peel.
Ginraw Gastronomic GinGinraw comes to us all the way from Barcelona, created by a pair of entrepreneurs with the help of four masters in their craft: a chef, a sommelier, a mixologist and a perfumer. They use low-temperature distillation to preserve the flavours and aromas of their botanicals, which include kaffir lime leave, lemon, citron, cardamom, coriander and laurel.
Perfect Serve: Lots of ice, premium Fever Tree Tonic Water garnished with a twist of lime.
Gordon's GinAn absolute classic dry gin, Gordon's is one of the best-selling spirits in the world, and was first created in 1769, and the recipe hasn't changed since! This is a triple-distilled gin flavoured with juniper berries, coriander, angelica, and one other botanical. The actual recipe is only known to a dozen people!
Perfect Serve: Fill a chilled highball glass with fresh ice cubes, pour Gordons Gin over ice and top up with chilled tonic. Gently squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass before dropping it in and then give it a final stir.
Gordon's Sloe GinA Gin from Gordon's made by steeping Sloe berries in Gordon's gin. Sloe Gin is crisp and delicate.
Perfect Serve: Pour into a tall glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with a lime wedge.
G'VineProduced in the French region of Cognac, G'Vine is a hint as to what this unique gin contains. It's actually infused with Ugni Blanc grape, as well as some more standard botanicals including ginger root, liquorice, cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, cubeb berries, nutmeg, lime and even a bit of juniper.
Take a large balloon glass and fill it up with ice. Stir the ice inside the glass to let it cool. Remove any excess water with a cocktail strainer. Add dried hibiscus together with grapes, add Gívine gin and add half bottle of tonic water.
Hayman's Old Tom GinA classic Old Tom Gin from Hayman Distillers. This is an old-fashioned, sweeter style gin from the 18th Century, and it has recently risen in popularity thanks to its association with classic gin cocktails including the Martinez and the Tom Collins.
Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Tonic water and a slice of Lemon or Lime.
House of Elrick GinHouse of Elrick Gin comes to us from Aberdeen, featuring a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander, citrus, angelica, pink peppercorn, sweet fennel, heather and rose petals. Not only that, it's made with fresh water drawn from Loch Ness!
Perfect Serve: serve over ice in a wine glass, rimmed with the zest of an orange and garnished with an orange twist.
Imagic GinImagic Gin is made in Spain using juniper, lime, peppermint, cardamom and a selection of other botanicals. Interestingly, this gin changes colour when mixed with tonic. Is it magic? Is it alchemy?! Itís Science!!!
Perfect Serve: Served over ice mixed with Fever Tree Tonic and garnished with a wedge of lime.
Jinzu GinJinzu Gin brings English and Japanese traditions together to create an exciting, intriguing spirit. It's made with a blend of English gin (featuring juniper, coriander, angelica, yuzu and Japanese cherry blossom as botanicals) and sake, which brings a luxurious, creamy mouth feel and a subtle, compelling sweetness to its flavour profile.
Perfect Serve: Mix up a Gin & Tonic with Jinzu, Fever-Tree tonic and a slice of green apple.
King of SohoThis gin is King of the World! Or, at least, it's the King of Soho, which is just as good, as Soho encompasses almost every aspect of the world in a much smaller area. Art, music, culture and now, gin! King of Soho is made in the heart of London by Howard Raymond, son of Paul Raymond, the property tycoon who helped revolutionise Soho and make it the wonderful centre for culture it is today. The gin is made with 12 botanicals that give it a full-bodied and fresh flavour profile.
Perfect Serve: Fill a glass with ice cubes, pour in 50ml of the gin and top up with chilled tonic water. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit to complement the gin's citrus notes.
Kinrara Highland Dry GinJuniper-forward Scottish gin from the Kinrara distillery (which is in the Cairngorm National Park!), made with a blend of locally sourced of foraged botanicals. The selection of botanicals includes rowan berries and rosehips, giving it a particularly fruity flavour profile.
Perfect Serve: in a tumbler with lots of ice and topped with a premium tonic garnished with a twist of orange peel.
Kirkjuvagr Arkh-Angell Storm Strength Orkney GinThis gin is a navy-strength edition of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin (or "Storm Strength", as they refer to it as). While the name Arkh-Angell may simply sound rad to you and I, it's actually a reference to the local variety of Norwegian angelica used in the gin's production - Archangelica. It's just simply a coincidence that it sounds rad.
Perfect Serve: use an Erasmus Bond Classic tonic and this in combination with a zest of orange and a little Sage leaf.
Kirkjuvagr Orkney GinAn 'unmistakably Orcadian' gin made with locally grown botanicals including Ramanas Rose, Burnet Rose, Angelica and Borage. The inclusion of Angelica was inspired by a story that suggested Angelica was brought to the Orkney Islands by Norsemen, and can still be found growing there. Further connection to Orkney's heritage comes from the name, Kirkjuvagr, which means 'Church Bay' in Old Norse.
Perfect Serve: served neat or on the rocks and garnished with an orange peel.
Misty Isle GinThe Misty Isle Gin from Isle of Skye Distillers (on the eponymous Inner Hebridean island) is made using 11 botanicals - juniper, orris root, liquorice root, black cubebs, coriander, grains of paradise, lemon peel, cassia bark and a secret botanical. This secretive botanical only comes from Skye. Mysterious!
Perfect Serve: served with a Scottish tonic water or Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic water and garnished with a twist of fresh orange peel.
Mombasa Club Strawberry EditionThis is a sweet, juicy variation on the Mombasa Club Gin recipe, now featuring strawberries at its core! Perfect for the summer months - pour over ice with plenty of tonic water and a few fresh berries for good measure...
Perfect Serve: pour over ice with plenty of tonic water and garnished with a few fresh berries for good measure.
Monkey 47An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it's bottled at a healthy 47%. This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London.
Perfect Serve: Monkey 47 is best poured over ice with Tonic water and garnished with Lime or Sage.
No 3 GinA beautiful looking gin from Berry Bros. Made to a special recipe, the name No.3 refers to the address of BBR - Number 3, St James's Street. With juniper at its heart, it's also made with three fruits and three spices using copper pot stills.
Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Tonic water and garnish with a pink Grapefruit wedge.
OpihrA London Dry Gin made with botanicals from along the traditional spice route that led back to the UK. Indonesian Cubeb berries, Indian black pepper and Moroccan coriander are all used in this gin, launched by Quintessential Brands in 2013.
Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Ginger ale.
Serve over ice with Tonic Water and a slice of Red Chilli.
Pink PepperA Pink Pepper Gin from French producers Audemus, situated in the heart of Cognac. Made with hand-picked pink peppercorns and a handful of other tasty botanicals (including honey, vanilla and cardamom - all of which are macerated separately then distilled under low pressure and temperature). You'll find a good juxtaposition between sweet and spicy notes in this one...
Perfect Serve: Serve with Tonic over ice and garnish with Lemon Zest or Grapefruit Peel.
Plymouth GinA high strength Plymouth gin, supplied to the Royal Navy for nearly 200 years. Plymouth Gin is a smooth, citrus-lead gin with notes of lemon, sweet orange and an undertone of green cardamom.
Perfect Serve: Serve with tonic over ice and with a slice of Lemon.
Rock RoseA seasonal edition of the popular Rock Rose Gin from Caithness. Created to represent the "crisp, fresh taste of spring" it's made with Sycamore Sap, Dandelion and Coltsfoot.
Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Tonic water and a curl of Orange, or if you want to try something different try garnishing with a sprig of Rosemary.
Sea GlassCarefully crafted from start to finish in our distillery in Deerness, Scotland. Our gin will evoke your senses with each sip, taking you on a pleasurable sensory journey through warm spices, hints of citrus and of course juniper. A reflection of the Orkney Islandsí ever-changing seascape.
Perfect Serve: We recommend serving Sea Glass Gin over ice mixed with a premium tonic and fresh blueberries. However, it also goes well with lemon, kiwi fruit, pink grapefruit or fresh mint.
Sharish Blue Magic GinA bright blue Portuguese gin from the Sharish range - the magnificent colour comes from extracts of a flower known as blue pea, and when you mix the gin with tonic, it turns pink! Botanicals also include juniper, coriander, angelica root, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon peel, strawberry and raspberry.
Perfect Serve: serve over a tall glass filled with ice mixed with good tonic water, squeeze a lemon wedge into the glass and garnish with a slice of orange.
Shetland Reel Simmer GinA particularly citrus-forward edition of Shetland Reel Gin! The name has been inspired by the gorgeous amber skies above the Shetlands during the long summer days, known as 'Simmer Dim'.
Perfect Serve: serve with tonic and garnish with a piece of kiwi fruit.
Shetland Reel GinShetland Reel Gin comes to us all the way from Unst, one of the Shetland Islands! Shetland Reel is made with a specially devised recipe featuring 8 botanicals, including juniper, coriander seed, orris root, cassia bark, citrus peel and apple mint grown on Unst. Light and refreshing, this is a wonderful gin for use in cocktails - try it in a Negroni to make the most of its bright, subtly sweet qualities.
Perfect Serve: served over ice with tonic and garnished with grapefruit.
Shetland Reel Gin - Up Helly Aa 2018It's the 2018 edition of Shetland Reel's special edition gin made for the Viking fire festival, Up Helly Aa! This year, they've aged their gin in a cask that previously contained Sherry, and after that it contained single malt Scotch whisky. And after that, it contained Shetland Reel Gin
Perfect Serve: Fill a rocks glass with ice, gin and orange slice Ė top up with tonic and serve with a sprig of rosemary.
Shetland Reel Gin Ocean ScentA special edition of Shetland Reel Gin, made on the Shetland island of Unst, which is made with seaweed! Harvested locally, they wash it and dry it before distilling it alongside some of their regular botanicals which include juniper, coriander seed, orris root, cassia bark, citrus peel and apple mint - all grown on the island. Ocean Scent is also bottled at a pleasing 49%.
Perfect Serve: 50ml Ocean Scent Gin, Fever-Tree Original, Wedge of Pink Grapefruit, Sprig of Mint, Serve in rocks glass with plenty of ice.
Strathearn Juniper GinA new release for 2016 from the Strathearn Distillery - Juniper Gin! Double distilled and bottled 47% ABV, this juniper-forward gin is an excellent choice for some classic cocktails.
Perfect serve: Serve with premium Fevertree and a twist of Orange.
Strathearn Oaked Highland GinCombining the floral, fresh notes of gin and the rich, oak-y notes of whisky, Strathearn's Oaked Highland Gin is a gin that whisky lovers could certainly get behind. Exciting stuff from Scotland's first micro-distillery. Enjoy this as you wait for their whisky to mature (the first of it was put into casks in 2013).
Perfect Serve: In a rocks glass with a twist of orange peel and a cube of ice.
The BotanistCreated at the Bruichladdich distillery, this superb Islay gin was distilled in the 'ugly betty' still described as "an oversized upside-down dustbin made of copper" by Tom Morton. Perhaps the best looking packaging we've ever seen for a gin - it's not all style and no substance either. This is a world-class gin, at a proper abv. A huge 31 botanicals go into The Botanist, including 22 native to Islay (the Juniper used is wild Islay Juniper). The full list of botanicals is as follows: angelica root, apple mint, birch leaves, bog myrtle leaves, cassia bark, chamomile, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, creeping thistle flowers, elder flowers, gorse flowers, heather flowers, hawthorn flowers, juniper berries, lardy's bedstraw flowers, lemon balm, lemon peel, liquorice root, meadow sweet, orange peel, oris root, peppermint leaves, mugwort leaves, red clover flowers, tansy, thyme leaves, water mint leaves, white clover, wood sage leaves. Phew!
The Perfect Serve: Serve over ice with Tonic and garnished with Lemon, Thyme or Mint.
Ungava GinUngava is a very intriguing Canadian Gin, made using six rare, botanicals which bestow upon it a distinctive flavour profile and the natural, vibrant colour. These hand-picked botanicals include Nordic Juniper, Arctic Blend, Cloudberry, Crowberry, Labrador Tea and Wild Rose Hips. It is named after the Ungava Peninsula, which can be found at the northern tip of Quebec, Canada
Perfect serve, squeeze a grapefruit wedge into a glass. Follow with ice cubes and then gin finish with soda and garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Unicorn Tears Gin LiqueurA pleasingly glittery gin liqueur supposedly made using the tears of a unicorn. Don't ask us how they make the unicorns cry. We don't know, and honestly, we're not sure we want to know.
Perfect serve: serve over ice and tonic with fresh raspberries.
Whitley Neill Quince GinA variation on the classic Whitley Neill Gin recipe, featuring a hearty helping of quince juice at its core. Smashing in a Gin & Tonic.
Perfect serve: serve with fever tree tonic and a lime wedge.
The Original Marmalade-of-Manchester GinThose Zymurgorium folks from Manchester have gone and collaborated with fellow Mancunians Duerr's (of general breakfast table-deliciousness fame) to create the Marmalade-of-Manchester Gin. Made with a bounty of citrus varieties, including Lime, Lemon, Tangerine, Seville Orange and Bergamot (alongside Juniper, Coriander, Grains of Paradise and Vanilla) - the distillate is also passed over sweet orange peels to get yet more citrus-y oils into the gin
Perfect serve : serve with fever tree tonic and an orange wedge.