Gilbey’s Gin was first produced in the 1870s, when brothers Walter and Alfred Gilbey began distilling in London’s Camden Town after returning from the Crimean War.
The business was a success, and the brothers acquired a number of Whisky distilleries in Scotland, as well as additional Gin distilleries in Canada and Australia. In 1938, the rights to distil Gilbey’s were sold to the US, where it’s still made today.
While the full list of 12 botanicals remains unknown, this Gin definitely includes juniper and orange peel; a hefty citrus kick both on the nose and the palate. Gilbey’s is cheap and cheerful, it’s certainly not a refined Gin, but it gets the job done.