Dry Gin & London Dry Gin
A Dry Gin is a gin with no added flavouring or sweeteners, allowing the purest botanical flavours to dominate. Describing a London Dry Gin is a little bit more complicated, because there are actual legal specs that need to be satisfied before a distiller can call their gin a true London Dry. For one thing, it needs to be distilled in a certain way and you can only add flavours at a certain point after the distillation, and it does get quite technical. But interestingly, there are no flavour specifications, which gives brands like Gordon’s and Hendrick’s a little more freedom in that department. Start constructing your perfect G&T below.