Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 1 November 2014

The 10 Best gins

1. Tanqueray No. 10, £34.21,
A slow burner with a peppery heat behind it and a nice bit of coriander. You'll notice this is what bartenders in smart bars tend to use in their martinis.
2. Hendricks, £24.99,
This 13-year-old gin has rose petals and cucumber after distillation for a very fine G&T. The bottle is not user-friendly, but that's a quibble forgotten by the second glass.
10. BBR No.3, £33.95,
This London Dry (definition: no added sugar, botanicals after distilling and more than 37% ABV) is actually made in Holland, and has a clean balance of flavours.

Whether you’re mixing a martini or serving it with tonic, ice and a slice, you need the right bottle for the job...

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