Six of the World’s Most Expensive Gins

Gin is one of the world’s favourite spirits. Since being developed for medicinal purposes in the 17th century, gin has been used as the key ingredient in a number of popular cocktails and mixed drinks. The spirit is distilled in distilleries all over the world, with some gin producers creating some extremely valuable variations of the popular drink.

These are the most expensive gins and gin brands in the world.

Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV

It’s no surprise the most expensive gin in the world comes from a nation of gin lovers. Distilled from the leaves of a single ancient Mulberry tree, this English gin takes more than two years to produce and is worth A$7,400 per bottle. Made in very small batches, the gin is held in a hand-made white porcelain jar and comes with a matching tasting stirrup cup with a fine leather hand embossed hide.

Cambridge Distillery Watenshi Gin

Made by Cambridge Distillery, Watenshi Gin is an English made Japanese style gin. Using a unique distillation process, the vapour that is usually evaporated in the process of making their Japanese gin is captured and turned into Watenshi Gin. Only yielding 15ml of spirit per distillation means that only six bottles of this gin are produced per distillation run. A bottle of Watenshi Gin is valued over A$3,700.

Nolet’s Reserve Modern Gin

This Dutch gin is created by the 10th generation distillery owner, Carolus Nolet, at Nolet’s Gin. The reserve is marketed as a premium sipping gin due to the complex flavours that lead to the gin being enjoyed neat. Adding to its value, the gin uses notes of Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. A bottle of Nolet’s Reserve Modern Gin starts from A$1,200.

Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut

Monkey 47 is a German distillery known for its unique gin flavours and styles. Every year, the distillery releases a special gin as part of their Distiller’s Cut collection. These bottles usually feature a rare botanical ingredient and an unexpected flavour. In 2020, the Monkey 47 Distiller’s cut was aged in Japanese Mizunara barrels and contained notes of sandalwood and coconut. A bottle of Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut is valued at A$460.  

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Cambridge Distillery Anty Gin

Anty Gin is another gin from the renowned Cambridge Distillery. Made from the essence of 62 wood ants and hand-foraged bonicals, the gin is the first gin in the world to be made with insects. The woody notes of the insects are balanced with the flavours of juniper, wild wood avens and nettle to create a truly unique drink. A 700ml bottle of Anty Gin is valued at A$365.

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Forager’s Clogau Reserve Gin

This Welsh gin was created as part of a collaboration between Snowdonia Distillery and the jewellery brand, Clogau. The gin is made from six hand-foraged botanicals from the Welsh mountains and coastline, including juniper, sea buckthorn, cameo apple, elderberry, gorse flower and heather. The gin also uses water filtered through seams of gold in the shale of Snowdonia. A bottle of Forager’s Clogau Reserve Gin is valued at around A$250.

MARCUS LEWIS / GINTHING.COM

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