The 9 best gins to try with ice – The only thing you need is gin and ice

Reading Time: 4 minutes

There is nothing wrong with Gin and Tonic or Dry Martini, but sometimes you want to make it simple. Here is a list of the nine best gins to try with ice cubes only. It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Pour gin, add ice.

 

The best gins to try with ice

Most gins are great for making cocktails. Some are best suited for a Dry Martini. Others make the perfect base for a Gin & Tonic, provided that you have the right tonic, of course. A select few gins are so good on their own that it should be considered a sin to add anything more than clear, big ice cubes.

When putting together this list of gins to try with ice only, I was surprised when seeing the geographical span, a sure sign that the art of making premium gins have reached all corners of the world.

 

1. Tanqueray No 10

gins to try with ice
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

Everyone knows Tanqueray. The distinct green bottles can be recognized at a distance. Tanqueray No 10 is not as juniper heavy as it’s younger brother in the deep green bottle. Made in still No 10, this gin is distilled four times, the taste is clear, crisp and citrusy. It can be the base for a good Dry Martini, but on its own, it is pure pleasure.

Country: England
Website: Tanqueray.com

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

2. Martin Miller’s

gin on the rocks
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

Martin Miller’s gin is unique, both in taste and in the way that it’s made.  First,  juniper,  dried lime peel, and botanicals are distilled. Secondly, lemon and orange peel are distilled separately before both are combined and the alcohol content is adjusted using spring water from Iceland. The result is a unique and tasteful gin that is perfect to sip.

Country: England
Website: Martinmillersgin.com

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

3. Monkey 47

gins to drink neat
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

Made with cranberries from the Black Forrest in Schwartzwald – Germany, this gin is a delicious mix of juniper and flowers. The floral notes are due to no less than 47(!) botanicals. This gin is bottled at 47%. (As if there was another option.) Check out their cool website.

Country: Germany
Website: Monkey47.com

Oder this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

 

4. Cruxland

gins to try with ice
Picture: KWV

Being produced in South Africa, made from grapes and infused with Kalahari truffles, this gin represents something new and unique. The sophisticated taste is dominated by Juniper, lemon, and spices, rounded off by the Kalahari truffle. Bonus: The bottle is cool.

Country: South Africa
Website: kwv.co.za

 

 

 

 

5. Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin

Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

Made from junipers grown in Oregon, and other ingredients grown in the state of Washington, this can truly be called a west coast gin. With things like Fuji apples and hops, this gin makes for a unique combination. You can taste the wheat and the hops in the background, but don’t worry, with juniper, angelica and apples, this is still a gin. And a nice one at that.

Country: United States
Website: Dryflydistilling.com

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

 

6. Williams Chase Elegant 48

gins to drink neat
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

What do you get when you gather 48 types of fermented apples and put them in a still? A delicious one-of-a-kind product. Grown, distilled and bottled by hand on a farm in Herefordshire, England, this is a refreshing take on gin.

Country: England
Website:

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

 

7. Bavarka

gins on the rocks
Picture: Lantenhammer

Made from ten Bavarian herbs, such as hops, fennel seeds, hay flower, orange peel and lemon peel, and paired with a potato-based spirit, this is an exiting gin. The taste is flowery juniper with a hint of bitterness. Perfect in a glass with ice only.

Country: Germany
Website: Lantenhammer.de

 

 

 

 

 

8. Filliers Dry Gin 28

gins to try with ice
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

Juniper, orange peel, and cinnamon make a perfect combination. The proof of this comes in brown bottles from Belgium. Here, the number 28 does not only refer to the 28 botanicals used but also point to the fact that this is a gin with a tradition. It was first made in 1928.

Country: Belgium
Website: Filliersdrygin28.com

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

City of London Distillery

Making gin in the heart of London – The tale of the City of London Distillery

11 years after tasting his first Gin and Tonic, Jonathan Clark enjoys his success with the City of London Distillery, having won multiple awards.
Read More

 

9. City of London Sloe Gin

gins to try neat
Picture: thewhiskyexchange.com

It may seem strange to include a sloe gin on a list of the best gins to try with ice, but it works. Personally, I have never liked sloe gin. That was until I visited the City of London Distillery. Their sloe gin is based on the London dry gin steeped for many months with blackthorn berries. The taste is on the sweet side, making it a perfect avec. In the warmer season, try chilling it with ice.

Country: England
Website: cityoflondondistillery.com

Order this gin from The Whiskey Exchange *

 

 

Disclosure: Links marked with * are affiliate links. This means that if you buy a product using this link, I may get a small commission.

 

 

LIKE THIS POST?
Get the latest content first.
You can unsubscribe at any time. We respect your privacy.

Say something

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.