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Reviews

Reviews of York Gin

Since York Gin launched in 2018, our gins have been reviewed countless times - by gin experts in the national press, bloggers, influencers and social drinkers.

All the reviews we could find are below, written by people who write about gin for a living, or who are well-known expert bloggers.

We've also included Facebook reviews from customers.

All these reviews - from experts and social drinkers - are completely independent.

Expert reviews

York Gin Old Tom

'Arguably one of the best gins in the world regardless of genre - York Old Tom is a must try, must taste, must have offering. It's an unmissable gin in a sea of gin. It's so good there's not enough superlatives to do it justice. White Alba rose along with bronze fennel, star anise, angelica and pink peppercorns complete a complex syrup that really comes through to taste. An absolute stunner in a Martinez.'
- Spirits Kiosk

'One of the best Old Tom's out there. You can tell chefs have been involved in weaving the flavours together. The fennel adds a light touch of spice, while the added sweetness makes all of the flavours linger beautifully on the finish.'
- Olivier Ward, Editor, Spirits Beacon

'A delightfully elegant and complex nose of juniper, spice, and flower blossom. On the palate, juniper is at the fore, before a exceptionally well-integrated liquorice sweetness that lingers on the finish and leaves you wanting another sip.'
- International Wine & Spirit Competition

York Gin London Dry

'This is a most satisfying dry gin – an excellent sipping gin, easy drinking on ice it also makes a great gin and tonic.'
- London Gin Club

'The kind of classic gin you can rely on for a satisfyingly crisp G&T. Dry, juniper led profile balanced by floral notes and warm cardamom. There's a gentle citrus edge complemented by spiciness of coriander on the finish. A lovely classic gin. Pair it with Indian tonic and a lemon peel.'
- Spirits Kiosk

'Bold but beautiful.'
- International Wine & Spirit Competition

‘A classically styled London Dry gin with attractive floral tones, nutty angelica, subdued citrus and light spice.’
Difford’s Guide

‘This gin will play perfectly when creating a new cocktail menu for your next socially distanced party.’
- Gin Magazine

‘Perfect’
- Great Taste Awards

York Gin Outlaw Navy Strength

'Fiery and bold, the Outlaw really carries its intensity through in the glass. Pair it with grapefruit and thyme in a dual garnish that helps elevate the gin's savoury notes best in a G&T.' - Spirits Kiosk

‘Struck us with its smoothness. Almost creamy, the gin has a particularly rounded feel.’
- The Independent

'This would make a lovely choice for autumnal or winter drinks.’
- Gin Magazine

'Bold, aromatic spice notes throughout: good initial flavours, before a long finish. Good mixing potential.’
- International Wine & Spirit Competition

'Literally classed as one of the best spirits in the world and I can see why.’
- Manchester Food Tourist

York Gin Chocolate & Orange

'This new release may be inspired by the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which was made in York for many years, but it’s surprisingly subtle and deliciously dry, the chocolate and juicy orange notes just emerging on the finish. Clever stuff, and sensational in an espresso martini.’
- Susy Atkins, Sunday Telegraph

'Cocoa nibs and fresh oranges make up this one, and you're right – it will make a superb Espresso Martini.’
- Master of Malt

‘When you take your first sip, you pick up a rich chocolate flavour. Perfect. Then, a zesty orange taste slides over that. Whole oranges are added to the mix of botanicals, and that flows through nicely in the taste and the aroma. But, although this richness and zesty combo are there, it’s far from over-powering. Almost as if one taste calms the other one down, and vice-versa ... Delicious.’
- On: Yorkshire Magazine

York Gin Grey Lady

'Grey Lady is a masterpiece in subtlety, with a very pale blue-grey hue, and soft, delicate notes of citrus from the bergamot found in Earl Grey tea. It’s great on the rocks.’
- Susy Atkins, Sunday Telegraph

'Zingy citrus and fresh herbs with a little creaminess on the palate, and an increasingly influential mix of spices and roots.'
- International Wine & Spirit Competition

‘Deliciously subtle containing a wonderful surprise - the bergamot is exactly right ... It is quite simply divine.’
- Yorkshire Times

York Gin Roman Fruit

‘An example of a brand who have got it spot on and delivered it to stunning effect. This is a must have for any gin collection!’
- The Gin Shelf

'It might be deep red in colour but tastes like gin first and foremost. The infusion has added layers to the underlying gin and given it huge complexity, but the juniper is clear. It's dry as a bone too - making it a perfect to use with tonic.’
- Olivier Ward, Editor, Spirits Beacon

'The aroma is fruity and floral with a sweet fruity taste to match. This is another contemporary gin that will please those who like their gin juniper-lite. I served it with a Mediterranean tonic, lemon zest twist and fresh raspberry.’
- For The Love of Gin

York Gin & Tonic in a can

The York Gin team have done an extraordinary job of showcasing their botanicals here; on the nose there’s a curious floral levity, whereas the mouth gives way to soft, numbing spices.
The petal-like quality is definitely the work of cardamom – big enough to overwhelm the quinine but not so loud it’s soapy.
An absolute cracker and great with food.
In the Ready to Drink world, Gin is still king.
The G&Ts were by far the most accomplished of all the drinks, with East London Liquor Company, Sipsmith and York Gin standing high above the rest.
- Spirits Beacon

Facebook customer reviews

Below you'll find the most recent Facebook reviews - we can't find anyone who doesn't give us 5 stars!

For all the reviews, see the York Gin Facebook reviews page

Ingenious Covid-safe method for tastings, and friendly, helpful staff. Not to mention the gins, which are some of my favorites in the UK.
AW, 12 May 2021

Lovely shop, friendly staff and beautiful gins. Wanted to try the chocolate orange gin before I bought it, was not disappointed, it's amazing. Came home with more than I'd anticipated, just couldn't decide between them...!
BS, 8 May 2021

Bought a bottle of chocolate and orange gin for a gift. Engraving was great... incredibly prompt and friendly service. Looks the part... just a shame I won’t get to taste it!
AP, 13 April 2021

I’ve just received a bottle of your Chocolate and Orange gin as a present and it is absolutely amazing! I was also impressed with your environmentally friendly paper packaging. Ingenious!
SB, 12 April 2021

Fantastic evening with Hannah and Evie! York gin tasting via zoom was extremely good, Hannah and Evie explained gin process and also the tasting notes of each gin. Everything needed was delivered to my door including snacks and treats, all I provided was ice and glasses. Definitely recommend trying this! Thanks York Gin
TS, 6 April 2021

Joined the York gin at home tasting night. so well arranged and so much fun. the quiz is brilliant and OBVIOUSLY the gin is amazing. Thank you both Hannah and Evie. x
MI, 27 February 2021

such lovely customer service and fast delivery. A really lovely gin. will definitely buy again. thank you
NT, 26 February 2021

These gins are by far the best!!! Loved them all!!!
KH. 26 February 2021

Really good gin and from my home city too. Customer service is also second to none.
AK, 20 February 2021

Brilliant! Excellent customer service after a misdelivery (which wasn't the fault of York Gin) and my dad is delighted with his chocolate orange gin. Highly recommended. Also a really cool bottle.
CK, 4 Jan 2021

Absolutely love York Gin. The Orange & Chocolate this Christmas was just gorgeous.
EP, 4 Jan 2021

Fantastic online service and really friendly staff who are happy to help, Looking forward to trying the chocolate orange gin, thank you!
JR, 9 Dec 2020

Have been a big fan of Roman Fruits for some time. When I saw the Chocolate Orange special release I absolutely knew I had to order some. Last night I ordered two bottles of Chocolate Orange gin and two bottles of Batch Number 1. The order was processed and delivered in less than 24 hours. Not only were they delivered in super quick time but they bagged both as packages of one bottle of each in the York Gin branded jute bags with a couple of bottles of tonic water in each. The perfect present which one set was always intended. Thank you everyone at York Gin for a wonderful shopping experience. I look forward to being able to offer a taste review of your chocolate orange, unfortunately the Batch Number One is going into my drinks cabinet with my 40 year old single malt and will be opened when I reach my 50th.
AD, 4 Dec 2020

They were brilliant in still allowing people to sample the gins in a Covid friendly way - I for one will be making a return in the future once lockdown ends.
LT, 21 Nov 2020

Big thank you, only placed the on-line order yesterday and received today...I’ve previously received great customer service in your store, so to get great delivery too is fantastic! Well done. J F-B, 20 Nov 2020

My favourite York gin was out of stock!! My mum (who wanted to get me it for my bday) was advised to contact the distillery, which she did to find out they had two on the shelf. Not only did they let her have one, they even personally delivered it to her. THANK YOU York gin for epic service and epic gin!!!
AH, 16 Oct, 2020

I ordered York Gin online it was so easy to do. Service I received has been prompt. Loved personal message sent on receipt of order. Would highly recommend this service and product to all my family and friends.
SF, 25 Aug 2020

Amazing service and the box looks fantastic- can’t wait to try it . Such a lovely idea for a gift. Thank you.
SH, 27 July 2020

My lovely roman fruit gin arrived today. Friendly people, great service and fantastic tasting gin with tonic. Thank you so much. xxx
LA, 19 June 2020

excellent service and very helpful. will order again.
RJ,11 June 2020

Great selection of gins. Special flavours. The Roman fruit gin is extra special. And the service Is brilliant! Personal, friendly, quick and dependable.
AI,14 May 2020

Had our gin delivered this afternoon. Fantastic service delivered to the door by Pete, thank you so much.
JN, 23 April 2020

Between order and delivery I had 2 emails one confirming my order and one letting me know the ETA of the delivery. Top marks for communication and service.
SD, 24 April 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, York gin managed to send my gift promptly and it arrived in about 4 days with signed for delivery Royal Mail. My boyfriend has been over the moon with his gift, especially the Old Tom gin that he says is amazing. Thank you also to the staff who replied in a matter of minutes to any message I sent them over Facebook and were really helpful throughout. 5 star service and gin!
SW, 4 April 2020

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