The world’s 10 greatest gin joints

25th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Dukes Hotel, London

Dukes-HotelOf Ian Fleming’s “shaken, not stirred” Martini fame, Dukes Hotel in the backstreets of Mayfair is an obvious choice for gin fiends.

Said to be the place where Fleming first discovered the Martini, the hotel bar sophisticated London urbanites and visiting businessmen with its subtle sophistication and incredible selection of gin-based classic cocktails.

While a bold claim if ever there was, they back themselves to make the best Martini in the world.

4 Responses to “The world’s 10 greatest gin joints”

  1. Jan says:

    i think you missed bars in continental Europe, Like the G&T Bar in Berlins mitte District – a small speak easy that started by only serving Gin and Tonic having a seasonal Manu with chaning Tonics and Gins representing the seasons.

  2. Ian Buxton says:

    Only one in Spain? Really? And COLD Bar, just off Fleet Street carries a good few, as well as distilling their very own.

    • Ignacio says:

      U re right, gin was created in Holland, perfected in UK and apart from phillipines (where is most drunk), Spain should be highlighted as one of the top places to taste gins. Spain’s gin consumption ritual makes the difference by offering gin in a ball-glass full of ice and using best garnished and premium tonics. Living in the UK I regret to order premium gins and seeing how they make it in tube glasses and adding lemon wedges!

  3. Katie says:

    The Oliver Conquest on Leman Street (by Aldgate East) is another great choice for London gin bars. They have 210 gins at last count and it’s constantly growing! Friendly staff will help you choose a gin to suit – even my friend who loves bourbon was impressed with their aged gins which are similar to whiskey.

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