New Gins For Summer

A bevy of gin launches are heating up the season.

Edinburgh Gin
Frederick Wildman & Sons will introduce three new gins this year under the Edinburgh Gin brand from Spencerfield Spirit Co. Debuting now, the 57-percent abv Edinburgh Cannonball Navy Strength gin ($49 a 750-ml. bottle) is inspired by British navy gins and is made with Sichuan pepper and other botanicals. Launching this summer, the 43-percent abv Seaside gin ($40) is made from native Scottish botanicals foraged from the country’s coastline. The gin balances minerality and sweetness, with notes of juniper, scurvy grass and ground ivy. The company will also launch a 43-percent abv Christmas gin ($40) infused with nutmeg, frankincense and myrrh in the fourth quarter. The spirits will be available in select markets. For more information, visit

Malfy GQDI Gin
New Jersey–based importing company Biggar & Leith has unveiled its debut product, which the company says is the first Italian gin to be imported into the United States. Malfy GQDI—which is short for Gin di Qualità Distillato in Italia—gin ($30 a 750-ml. bottle) is distilled in Moncalieri, Italy, by the Vergnano family and infused with lemons from the Amalfi Coast. The 41-percent abv gin is available nationwide. For more information, visit

Gin Lane 1751
London-based Thames Distillers introduced a brand created in partnership with The Bloomsbury Club gin lovers group this spring. Named for the Gin Act of 1751—a law that restricted gin sales—the Gin Lane 1751 range is produced in copper pot stills and made with eight botanicals. The line has three variants (all $24.99 a 750-ml. bottle): London Dry, the natural sugarcane–infused Old Tom and the spiced bitters–enhanced Victoria Pink. The 40-percent abv spirits are available in seven markets. For more information, visit

Sloane’s Dry Gin
Roslyn Heights, New York’s Biagio Cru & Estate Wines introduced a Dutch gin this spring. Sloane’s Dry gin ($27.99 a 750-ml. bottle) is made in small batches with botanicals including Moroccan coriander; Italian angelica root, juniper berries and iris root; Indian cardamom pods and licorice root; and Madagascar vanilla beans. Each botanical is distilled individually. The 40-percent abv gin is available nationwide. For more information, visit

Bully Boy Estate Gin
Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers has launched a new craft gin. Bully Boy Estate gin ($29.99 a 750-ml. bottle) is distilled from Stormalong hard cider and infused with botanicals like wild juniper, McIntosh apples, coriander, lemon, hibiscus, pink peppercorn and lavender. It marks the first gin in Bully Boy’s craft spirits lineup, joining the distillery’s white rum, Boston rum, vodka, white whiskey, American straight whiskey, and Old Fashioned and Hub Punch premixed cocktails. The 47-percent abv spirit is now available at select on- and off-premise accounts throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information, visit

George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin
California-based Graton Distilling Co., part of Purple Wine + Spirits, released its first craft spirits offering this spring. D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry gin (around $40 a 750-ml. bottle) is created using 12 different botanicals, including juniper, coriander, and locally grown Meyer lemon and Buddha’s hand fruit. The 45-percent abv offering is currently available in California. For more information, visit

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin
North Truro, Massachusetts–based South Hollow Spirits introduced a new gin in May. Dry Line Cape Cod gin ($44.99 a 750-ml. bottle) is distilled twice from organic sugar cane juice and is made with botanicals like Eastern red cedar juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom, allspice, coriander, orris root, grains of paradise, angelica root, anise and dried cranberry. The 47-percent abv spirit is available in Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Martin Miller’s 9 Moons
Martin Miller’s gin, part of the Reformed Spirits Co. portfolio, is extending its lineup with the new single cask–aged gin 9 Moons (pricing not available at press time). Aged in single Bourbon casks for nine months, 9 Moons will launch later this year in a run of about 2,000 individually numbered bottles. The 40-percent abv gin will be priced above the existing Martin Miller’s expressions, which include the flagship Martin Miller’s brand (around $28 a 750-ml. bottle) and the higher-proof Westbourne Strength ($35). For more information, visit