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St. Giles Gin is the spirit of adventure. Inspired by journeys around the globe and created in their custom-made copper still, this exceptional gin is hand-crafted by infusing an elegant blend of 11 exotic botanicals, including grains of paradise, rose petals and lemongrass.
The result is a remarkably smooth and fruity gin, with subtle citrus and floral notes. Enjoy on its own with ice, or add a splash of tonic and twist of orange. As a professional diver, St. Giles Gin’ founder, Simon Melton, has been fortunate to venture to lots of unusual places around the world, giving him ample opportunities to explore a wide variety of delicious gins.
On his exciting journeys, he invested years of research and visited many distilleries, all in passionate pursuit of his beloved spirit.
Returning home to Norfolk, the land of big skies and wide coastlines, gave Simon the perfect setting for quiet contemplation and dreaming of his next adventure; producing and perfecting a recipe for his own exceptional gin.
And now, with the help of head distiller Pete Margree and a beautiful custom-made copper still named Anna, that dream has finally been realised.
St. Giles is an area in London that was synonymous with gin shops in the 18th century and it also happens to be a historic road in the fine city of Norwich, where Simon and his family have their own 18th-century shop.
This exceptional gin is hand-crafted using a delicate blend of exotic botanicals. We simply want St. Giles, our modern, elegant gin with its global flavour, to be the byword for quality and taste.
St. Giles Gin is remarkably smooth and makes a great sipping gin - so enjoy on its own with ice, or with a splash of your favourite tonic and twist of orange.
With its subtle flavour, St. Giles Gin also makes an excellent base for cocktails, so here are some classic recipes to try.
This classic cocktail is pure sophistication. The ideal early evening aperitif.
50ml St.Giles Gin, chilled
25ml Dry Vermouth, chilled
Twist of lemon peel, or olive to garnish
Place St. Giles Gin and a Martini glass in the freezer for at least half an hour before making this cocktail. Half fill a mixing glass with ice, then pour in the St. Giles Gin and Vermouth (adjust a ratio of gin to vermouth to suit your taste). Stir well then strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the oil from the lemon peel into the drink or alternatively, garnish with an olive.
Another gin cocktail classic, this versatile longer drink offers the ultimate refreshment, especially when the sun is shining.
50ml St Giles Gin
25ml Lemon juice
25ml Sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 of water)
Wedge of lemon
Pour lemon juice, sugar syrup and St. Giles Gin into a tall glass and stir. Add ice, top with soda and stir again. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.
Let your taste buds be transported to the glamorous bars of Florence in Italy, where this cocktail originated.
25ml St. Giles Gin
25ml Sweet Vermouth Rosso
Fill a short glass with ice. Pour in the St. Giles Gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth. Stir, and garnish with a slice of orange.
Substituting Champagne with Prosecco softens this very appealing and effervescent serve.
20ml St. Giles Gin
20ml Elderflower cordial
10ml Lemon juice
Lemon, mint or frozen berries
Pour the elderflower cordial, lemon juice and St. Giles Gin into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a tall glass. Top with Prosecco and serve with a twist of lemon and a couple of mint leaves or alternatively, add a frozen strawberry or raspberry to the glass.
The 11 carefully selected botanicals - which include rose petals, lemongrass and grains of paradise - are infused in our bespoke copper still by Head Distiller Pete Margree to create this modern and sophisticated signature gin.
As well as boasting a higher ABV than our original spirit, St. Giles Divers’ Edition is created using a distinctive blend of 10 carefully selected botanicals, including Norfolk samphire, cubeb berries, sea kelp and liquorice root.