Five exceptional gins to make premium G&Ts
Celebrating the spirit of summer
This summer, raise a glass or two to the resurgence of gin, once the tipple of pink-cheeked old duffers — and no one under 65 — but now, once again, Britain’s favourite spirit, having last year overtaken its nearest rivals, whisky and vodka. Gin’s versatility and appeal to artisanal producers has surely helped: Waitrose has doubled its range of locally sourced brands, and most decent pubs stock a range of quality bottles. You may fancy giving it a go yourself: the world’s first Diploma in Gin course opened at the Edinburgh Whisky Academy, of all places, in March. Failing that, here are our recommendations for mixing premium G&Ts.