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English Herb Garden Gin

This gin champions the delicate flavours of the English countryside, offering a summery sip in honour of Britain’s fragrant botanicals.

We value the opinion of our knowledgeable Sipping Society members, so please do leave a review below letting us know what you think of this refreshing tipple.

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Crafted in honour of Britain’s fragrant botanicals, this refreshing gin is designed to be sipped al fresco.

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, the season of sizzling barbecues and picnics on petal-strewn lawns has finally arrived (even if this isn’t how we imagined it). It’s also the time of year when our resident green-fingered gardeners – Distillery Manager Reece and Master Distiller Jared – see their flowerbeds, vegetable patches and herb gardens burst into life, and with more time than usual to be pottering in the garden, this year is bringing a luscious yield.

In honour of Britain’s fragrant botanicals, we came up with this summertime gin featuring basil, lemon thyme, coriander, fennel and rosemary. Step into your own herb garden by pouring a 50ml serve into an ice-filled highball glass and combine with Mediterranean tonic. Top it off with a basil leaf, then take a sip and close your eyes. You can almost hear bees buzzing between blooms under the summer sun.

The Nose:Green grass with a delicate light citrus.

The Palate: Sweet herbal notes, light minty freshness, refreshing citrus.

The Finish: Long vegetal herbal notes, savoury and moreish

Garden Lady
The addition of orange liqueur allows this supremely sippable aperitif to blossom.

35ml English Herb Garden Gin
15ml Cointreau
20ml lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
2-4 basil leaves

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and serve up in a chilled coupette. Garnish with a basil leaf and black pepper.

Terroired Tipple
This fruity tipple offers a true tasteof an English country garden.

50ml English Herb Garden Gin
10ml Crème de Peche
5ml sugar syrup
2 dash orange bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir down over ice and serve in an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.


  1. This is a beautifully crafted gin, which I absolutely love. I think it could do with a minor reduction the sweetness but otherwise a firm favourite with me. Should this gin find a permanent place In the SS family it would be one of those gins I would keep stocked in the cupboard!


  2. You have given me a real problem with this gin! I desperately want to drink it, but I don’t want it to run out!
    A really unusual and complex gin. Absolutely inspired – fantastic!
    In a crowded market of similar London Dry Gins, I like to have a collection of spirits with unusual and different character and aromatic combinations.
    English Herb Garden would take its place alongside my other firm favourites.
    I would definitely buy this for myself and to gift to others if it was available again.

    Nicholas Mottershead

  3. I have been a sipping society member for almost 2 years and I have to say this is nicest gin to date. The Garden Lady cocktail was absolutely lovely, summery, refreshing and very very drinkable. The best gin yet!

    L Frostick

  4. Really like this one – very herbal and did evoke an English garden! Lovely for summer, I would definitely buy this if it was on the shelves.

    Josie Westley

  5. I’m not convinced that these herbs should be used in a gin. On a summery evening I might order a glass but certainly wouldn’t buy a bottle.

    Michael Edwards

  6. I have been a Sipsmith member for 2.5 years. This is my favourite gin so far. This would definitely be on my ‘have all of the time gin’. This has a very fresh flavour, not too sweet slightly herby – delicate and not overpowering. Loved the English Lady cocktail. Unfortunately the bottle is now finished. I am hoping there will be more. Thank you Sips Smith for this great new Gin.

    Julianne Hull

  7. I love this gin! Very refreshing and perfect for summer. I was a little wary as I tend to prefer sweet/fruity gins over the more savoury/herbal ones but this has converted me. I would definitely purchase a bottle of this, and can see it becoming a staple of my gin cupboard if it was made available.

    Heather Telfer

  8. Just the most wonderfully complex and yet refreshingly simple (I know, oxymoron) gin. I have lots and lots of different gins of various flavours etc., this I would buy over and over.f Full bottles on demand please!

    Kev Knapper

  9. Loved the delicacy of this gin and would love to see it be a standard product. The Green Lady cocktail was a delight!


  10. Absolutely delicious, right up my street. Beautiful herby flavours.
    I would definitely buy this gin if it was in production

    Andrew Caton

  11. WOW, This is a fantastic Gin, adding Basil to it was a lovely touch. You need to make more of this. I’m sure it would be a winner, it has the Difference factor which is always a good talking point.

    Claire Taylor

  12. The FFS Gin Girls agree with the previous reviews. This gin is special and one that would be a firm summer favourite. We Loved it!

    Tracy Evans

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