The world’s 10 greatest gin joints

25th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Worship Street Whistling Shop, London

Worship-Street-Whistling-ShopBased in Shoreditch, Worship Street Whistling Shop, set up by Fluid Movement, the company behind Purl, is said to combining the “charm of Victorian squalor with the elegance of grand Gin Palaces”.

The bar takes cocktail recipes of old, many of which have gin as the main ingredient, and gives them a modern edge in its in-house cocktail lab, using rotary evaporators, sous vide, vacuum technology and a large array of enzymes, acids, proteins and hydrocolloids.

The Worship Street Whistling Shop even created its own brand of Victorian Cream Gin in collaboration with Master of Malt, which is a staple ingredient in its namesake bar’s signature cocktail the Black Cat’s Martini.

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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