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Raise a Glass to Autumn! 10 spectacular tipples for cosy drinking

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Sep 09, 2020
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Our pick of the best spirits, gins and non-alcoholic drinks for your seasonal haul

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Ealing Gin, £44.50 ealingdistillery.co.uk masterofmalt.com

This delicate London Dry is made with floral botanicals inspired by the gardens and parks of Ealing - think pink peppercorn, chamomile, garden mint, rose and rosemary. The beautiful bottle design is also a homage to Ealing Borough’s iconic Art Deco architectural gems.

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Colwith Farm Distillery Sea Berry Vodka, £39 colwithfarmdistillery.co.uk

Sweet on the nose with intense tropical undertones, this super smooth vodka is made with berries from Cornwall’s first sea buck plantation. On the palate this flavoured vodka is honied and exotic up front, with hints of citrus and mango. Finishing long and dry owing to the decadently viscous potato vodka paired beautifully with tart berry juice.

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Sloemotion Distillery Hedgerow Gin, £36 sloemotiondistillery.com

Using the rich Autumn pickings of blackberries and apples, Sloemotion have created a gentle and fruity dry gin; no sugar is added, so whilst the taste is led by the fruit, the flavour isn’t overly sweet. The delicate fruitiness can be enhanced by the choice of mixer.

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Wilfred’s Aperitif, £18 wilfredsdrinks.com

Wilfred’s is an unusual non-alcoholic British aperitif made with an aromatic blend of distilled natural rosemary, bitter orange and rhubarb. Delicious mixed in a booze-free late summer or autumn spritz, it is best enjoyed over ice with premium tonic water for a vibrant and refreshing cocktail.

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Cranes Cranberry Gin, £32 cranes-2.myshopify.com

An ideal fruit gin for this time of year, this small-batch spirit is distilled with just the right amount of fresh cranberries in the mix, providing a smooth and juicy, yet deliciously sharp taste.

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Porter’s Gin Orchard, £38 portersgin.co.uk

Porter’s Gin has just launched its new expression; Orchard, which pays homage to the flavour profile of classic French wines, in particular, Blanc De Blanc champagne. To imitate the drink’s Chardonnay grape and its intense fruitiness, the Porter’s Gin team cold-distilled green apples and pears into their classic juniper base. Expect sophisticated butter and biscuit tasting notes.

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Brighton Gin Seaside Strength, £47 for 70cl brightongin.com

Coming in at a heady 57% ABV, this is a big and bold gin that’s surprisingly light on its feet. Rich, creamy and deliciously smooth and satisfying, it’s perfect for sipping neat or drinking with your favourite tonic and a wheel of lime for waves of refreshing flavour. In true Brighton Gin tradition, each bottle is filled, waxed and labelled by hand, topped off with a distinctive wax seal.

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Devon Rum Co. Spiced Rum, £35.95 masterofmalt.com

This warming spirit is made with a blend of rums from Jamaica and Guyana, which are then infused with spices and citrus zest to impart a soft sweetness and toasty warmth.

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Cotswold Green No.1 Non-alcoholic Spirit, £25 cotswold-green.com

With zero calories and no sugar or sweeteners, Cotswold Green is an exciting alternative to other non-alcoholic options. A classic blend of botanicals is used in the distillation process, with juniper and citrus notes up front, delivering a smooth and clean taste.

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Bulldog London Dry Gin, £22 tesco.com

We think the heady, slightly spicy notes of this much-loved English gin make it perfect for autumn drinking. It’s a delicious spirit made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and various other botanicals .

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