A Gin and Tonic is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have and when served with the best gin, tonic and correct botanicals, they can be absolutely delicious and a pleasure to drink. This list of the 5 best gins will bring you the nicest gins and their recommended botanicals so you can make the perfect G&T. To match the quality of the gins, we recommend you drink them with Fever-Tree tonic water as it is some of the best tonic you can buy and comes in several varieties including Indian Tonic Water, Mediterranean Tonic Water and Elderflower Tonic Water to compliment the different gins available. These gins are also perfect to go in a Martini too.
Top of this list is the wonderful Gin Mare, made in the Spanish fishing town of Vilanova, just outside of Barcelona,and it is truly a cut above the rest. Gin Mare is the number 1 in our list of the 5 best gins due to its superior taste and smoothness, it really embodies the Mediterranean spirit and has pushed the boundaries of how gin can taste. A Gin Mare and Tonic is best served using Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water with thyme or rosemary and olives to give it a lovely piney scent and strengthen the taste of the botanicals used to produce it. This gin is quite simply a must have for any gin lover, it will open your eyes to a completely new tasting G&T. Gin Mare is also perfect for a Martini since it was made from olives and will create a great tasting cocktail.
Next up is Martin Millers gin made in Iceland using Icelandic Water to round off the taste after being produced with a selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander, orange peel and many more. It is one of the world's most awarded gin and we can see why, it has an amazing and powerful taste very distinguishable from other gins. A Martin Millers and Tonic is best served using Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water with basil leaf and pink grapefruit peel to compliment the citrus flavour and aroma. Martin Millers is also lovely served straight over some ice.
Our third gin on the list is a lesser known gin but can easily hold it’s weight against the bigger brands. Boodles is a relatively new gin that hasn’t been on the market for very long but has quite a history. It was named after the Boodles club in Pall Mall, London and dates back as far as 1845 but became very hard to find until now. Boodles is made without any citrus botanicals and is quite unique in that way and doesn’t take away from the flavour at all, this is what made it third in our list of the best gins. It is a very smooth London Dry gin that is best served with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water and just a lime or lemon and sage to create a one of a kind G&T.
Coming in closely behind Boodles is G ‘Vine Nouaison in fourth place. Made in France this gin is distilled from grapes which is what makes it unique among gins and allows for a very different yet still lovely tasting gin and tonic. When making a gin and tonic using G’Vine Nouaison it is best served with a premium tonic like Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water and to make it unique, add some frozen grapes to really bring out a nice flavour and leave some of the most delicious grapes you’ll taste at the bottom of your glass. G’Vine Flouraison deserves a special mention as it is also smooth and tasty like Nouaison but was just beaten out to the number four spot, give it a try though it’s still very nice.
Number 5 is Caorunn which is a small batch Scottish gin brewed in batches of only 1000 litres at a time so the gin master can make sure each and every batch is perfect. Caorunn has a citrus and slightly spicy taste infused with five celtic botanicals including fabled rowan berry making it crisp with a dry finish. Even though Caorunn is fifth on our list it is still an amazing gin to drink and it won the Silver Medal in the 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition. This gin is very nice when drunk on its own and also makes for a delicious gin and tonic using Fever-Tree Indian Tonic with a slice of red apple to fit with the apple used to make the gin itself.