Buy Gin on Grand Cayman
There are several unique types of Gin that can be mixed into some of your favorite cocktails, such as the Martini, the Negroni, and the Gin and Tonic. On Grand Cayman, you can buy the Gin at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits.
Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading retailer of premium wines, beers and spirits in the Cayman Islands. We stock a huge selection of premium beers and liquor, as well as award-winning wines and champagnes from around the globe.
We are the exclusive distributor for Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Ketel One, Jack Daniels, Botanist Gin, Patron Tequila, Hennessy Cognac, and Appleton Rum, the most popular rum in the Cayman Islands.
Customers can order all the beverages they need online, including mixers and soft drinks, and have their purchases delivered free of charge to their home, office, vacation villa, resort hotel, or anywhere else on Grand Cayman.
The Types of Gin Explained
Gin is a spirit that gets its predominant flavor from juniper berries. There are generally five different types of Gin that can be found around the world:
London Dry Gin
London Dry is the original style of Gin that took over the British market back in the 17th century. Dry gins are known for not containing artificial flavors, such as sweeteners. Originating from England, it’s now distilled all over the world. It features strong juniper flavors and is full of fresh citrus notes, making it a great choice for Martinis and Gin and Tonics.
Plymouth Gin is a unique style of London Dry Gin that is made by the oldest working gin distillery in England with the same recipe since 1793. It is slightly less dry, earthier, and sweeter than London Dry Gin and features more citrus flavors. If you are a fan of the popular Italian cocktail known as the Negroni, Plymouth Gin is the one to choose.
Old Tom Gin
This Gin was commonly called “bathtub gin” in the Victorian era because it was typically made in residential homes and, as you would expect, the quality was terrible. Old Tom Gin contains more licorice than the standard Gin and this makes it a bit sweeter. It’s the ideal Gin for most mixed drinks.
Genever is a Dutch name for juniper, and this type of Gin, first created during the 1500s, is produced in Holland and Belgium. It’s a blend of malt wine and neutral spirits that are distilled like whiskey. Genever Gin has a softer juniper flavor; common ingredients include ginger, nutmeg, caraway, and cloves. Sip it straight or chilled, or enjoy it in cocktails.
Today, there are new styles of gin coming from 80 different countries that use the same basic distilling process but are predominantly infused with a diverse range of ingredients, including local ingredients, and flavors other than juniper berries. Etsu Gin from Japan, for example, is made with local citrus such as yuzu, florals such as cherry blossoms, and green tea leaves, while Albertine Gin from New Zealand has crisp pine and cedar notes.
Now that you know the different types of Gin and what makes them special, buy your favorite Gin on Grand Cayman at Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits.