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Author: StrangeLove   Date Posted:3 July 2018 

Pairing Guide for StrangeLove tonics and our gin range image
Not sure which tonic will complement your gin? Have a look at our guide, remembering there aren't too many hard & fast 'rules' for enjoying your gin. Whatever you like best is up to you. If you need to, play around with the gin to tonic ratio. Here is our exclusive guide to help you match the StrangeLove tonic range to all gins stocked at The Gin Boutique, with advice straight from the StrangeLove team themselves!
StrangeLove Pairing Guide for The Gin Boutique     
     
Name ABV Tonic Recommendation
313 Dry Gin (750 ml) 40.00% No.8
313 Dry Wattleseed Gin (750 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
78 Degrees (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
A Scoundrel London Dry Gin (from Kilderkin) (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Ableforth's Bathtub Gin (700 ml) 43.30% Dirty Tonic
Animus Ambrosian Gin (700 ml) 50.00% Light Tonic
Animus Arboretum Gin (700 ml) 50.00% Dirty Tonic
Animus Macedon (Classic) Dry Gin (700 ml) 50.00% No.8
Anther Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Apothecary  (500 ml) 40.00% No.8
Applewood Gin (500ml) 43.00% No.8
Archie Rose Distillers Strength (700 ml) 52.40% Dirty Tonic
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Archie Rose X Horisumi - Summer (Limited Release) (700 ml) 44.00% Light Tonic
Blind Tiger Organic Gin (700 ml) 42.70% No.8
Brocken Spectre Gin for Tonic (500ml) 42.00% No.8
Brocken Spectre Tasmanian Summer Gin (500ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Cedar Fox Gin (700ml) 40.00% No.8
Cedar Fox Oak Gin (700ml) 44.50% Dirty Tonic
Citadelle Extremes No.1 - Old Tom Gin (700 ml) 46.00% Light Tonic
Citadelle Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Citadelle Reserve Gin (700 ml) 44.00% Dirty Tonic
Colombo No. 7 (700 ml) 43.10% No.8
Copperwave (500ml) 45.00% No.8
Dasher & Fisher Meadow Gin (700 ml) 45.00% No.8
Dasher & Fisher Mountain Gin (700 ml) 45.00% Dirty Tonic
Dasher & Fisher Ocean Gin (700 ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Dodd's Gin (200ml) 49.90% No.8
Dodd's Gin (500ml) 49.90% No.8
Dodd's Kew Organic Gin (700 ml) 46.00% Light Tonic
Dodd's Old Tom Gin (700 ml) 46.00% Light Tonic
Fords Gin (700 ml) 45.00% No.8
Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Forty Spotted Summer Release Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Fossey's Gin Toddy (500ml) 27.00% Light Tonic
Fossey's Navel Strength Gin (500ml) 57.00% Dirty Tonic
Fossey's Original Gin (500 ml) 40.00% No.8
Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin (700 ml) 43.80% No.8
Four Pillars Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 43.80% Dirty Tonic
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin (700 ml) 37.80% Light Tonic
Four Pillars Chardonnay Barrel Gin (500 ml) 43.80% Light Tonic
Four Pillars Modern Australian Gin (700 ml) 45.00% Light Tonic
Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin (700 ml) 58.80% Dirty Tonic
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin (700 ml) 41.80% No.8
Four Pillars Sherry Cask Gin (500 ml) 43.80% Light Tonic
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin (700 ml) 43.80% Dirty Tonic
Garden Tiger (500ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Generous Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Geranium Gin (700 ml) 44.00% Light Tonic
Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin (500ml) 49.00% Dirty Tonic
Giniversity Botanical Gin (500ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Giniversity London Dry Gin (500ml) 40.00% No.8
Ginraw Gin (700 ml) 42.30% No.8
Green Ant (700 ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Hartshorn Sheep Whey Gin (500ml) 40.00% No.8
Herno Gin (500ml) 40.50% No.8
Herno Juniper Cask Gin (500ml) 47.00% Dirty Tonic
Herno Navy Strength Gin (500ml) 57.00% Dirty Tonic
Herno Old Tom Gin (500ml) 43.00% Light Tonic
Herno Sloe Gin (500ml) 47.00% Light Tonic
High Spirits Dry Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Hippocampus Dry Gin (700 ml) 41.50% No.8
Hobart No. 4 Single Malt Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Ink Gin (700 ml) 43.00% No.8
Jail House Gin (500ml) 45.00% No.8
Jenson's Bermondsey Dry Gin (700 ml) 43.00% No.8
Jenson's Old Tom Gin (700 ml) 43.00% Light Tonic
Kalki Moon - Classic Gin (700 ml) 37.00% No.8
Kalki Moon - Premium Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Kangaroo Island Spirits - O'Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Kangaroo Island Spirits - Wild Gin (700 ml) 44.00% Light Tonic
Kilderkin Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 43.50% Dirty Tonic
Le Gin (L'Atelier Du Bouilleur)  (500ml) 50.00% No.8
Le Gin Calvados Cask Finish (700 ml) 42.00% Dirty Tonic
Le Gin de Christian Drouin (700 ml) 42.00% Dirty Tonic
Malfy Gin (700 ml) 41.00% Light Tonic
Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus Gin (700 ml) 43.00% Light Tonic
Manly Spirits Dry Gin (700 ml) 43.00% No.8
McHenry Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Dirty Tonic
McHenry Classic Dry Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
McHenry Federation Gin (700 ml) 42.20% Light Tonic
McHenry Old English Sloe Gin (700 ml) 26.00% Light Tonic
Melbourne Gin Company Dry Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Native Gin (500ml) 40.00% No.8
Never Never Dark Series Southern Strength Gin (500 ml) 54.00% Dirty Tonic
Never Never Triple Juniper Gin (500 ml) 43.00% No.8
Old English Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Original Spirit Co - Original Bushcrafted Gin - (500ml) 40.00% Dirty Tonic
Original Spirit Co - Original Classic Dry Gin  (500ml) 40.00% No.8
Patient Wolf - Premium Dry Gin (700 ml) 41.50% No.8
Pinkster Gin (700 ml) 37.50% Light Tonic
Poor Toms Fool Strength (700 ml) 52.00% Dirty Tonic
Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin (700 ml) 41.30% Light Tonic
Portobello Road Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Prohibition Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Prohibition Gin, Bathtub Cut (500ml) 69.00% Dirty Tonic
Reid + Reid Native Gin (700 ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Reid + Reid Pinot Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Remedy Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Sacred Spring Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 44.00% Dirty Tonic
Sacred Spring Chocolate Gin (700 ml) 44.00% Dirty Tonic
Sacred Spring Dry Gin (700 ml) 44.00% No.8
Sacred Spring Saffron Gin (700 ml) 48.00% Light Tonic
Saleyards Distillery - Billy Goats Gin (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Saleyards Distillery - Billy Goats Pride (700 ml) 42.00% No.8
Saleyards Distillery - Wise Old Goat (700 ml)   No.8
Santamania Lola Y Vera Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Santamania Madrid Dry Gin (700 ml) 41.00% No.8
Santamania Madrid Dry Gin Reserva (700 ml) 41.00% Dirty Tonic
Souwester Barrel Aged Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Dirty Tonic
Stone Pine Dry Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Stone Pine Japhet White Dry Gin (700 ml) 46.00% Light Tonic
Stone Pine Orange Black Truffle Seasonal Release (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Stone Pine Orange Blossom Summer Seasonal Release (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
The Buccaneer Navy Strength Gin (from Kilderkin) (700 ml) 57.00% Dirty Tonic
The Larrikin Australian Gin (from Kilderkin) (700 ml) 42.00% Light Tonic
Underground Spirits - Shiraz & Pepperberry French (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Underground Spirits - Signature Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Verdrenne Gin 1&9 (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
West Winds - MaidenII (500 ml) 45.00% Light Tonic
West Winds - The Broadside Navy Strength (700 ml) 58.00% Dirty Tonic
West Winds - The Captain's Cut (500 ml)  63.00% Dirty Tonic
West Winds - The Cutlass Gin (700 ml) 50.00% Dirty Tonic
West Winds - The Sabre Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Wildbrumby Gin (700 ml) 40.00% No.8
Wildbrumby Rubus Gin (700 ml) 40.00% Light Tonic
Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin (700 ml) 57.00% Dirty Tonic


Comments (1)

Tonic ratios and have fun exploring

4 July 2018
Remember, all of the above is a guide, and with great tonics such as these from StrangeLove, this guide will get you close and make a difference in how well you enjoy your G and T. But there are no absolutes. Some gins are best neat - for mine, I love the Four Pillars Christmas Gin neat or on ice. The same with some of the barrel aged gins, and the malt based gins. By the same token, with sweeter gins, I personally prefer a light (drier) tonic, so I'm not having sweet on sweet. The above guide is therefore a good starting place, but it's by no means a rule book. Enjoy you gin however you like the taste! Don't let anyone tell you different. And please, always feel free to play with your tonic ratio . . . many people have a standard ratio they prefer, such as 1 : 2 gin to tonic ratio (very traditional); 1 : 3 or 1 : 4 (both becoming more common, and occasionally even 1 : 5). With tonics that have a 'bolder' flavour, try reducing the tonic if you find it's not letting the gin flavour stand out enough for your liking. Drop it back by half a measure, or even a full measure. ie, if you normally prefer a 1 : 3 ratio, but you're finding a particular tonic is too bold, try dropping it back to 1 : 2.5, or even 1 : 2. (And remember, you're getting more gin per ml compared to what you're used to!!). I find this a great way to tinker with a new tonic when I'm trying it out . . . the flavours can be stronger, drier, dirtier, bolder, etc; and you don't want to drown out an amazing gin that you paid $70 or $80 for. But it doesn't mean you can't really enjoy that gin with some of the amazing tonics out there. Ratios might be the key. Enjoy exploring! Remember, for the month of July 2018, we're offering a free 4-pack of StrangeLove tonic with every bottle of gin purchased. Cheers! Glenn

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