The Best Non Alcoholic Gins. 11 to try today


You will not have failed to notice the huge surge in the types of non alcoholic gins and the shelf space being provided to them at supermarkets across the country. The non alcoholic gin sector is growing rapidly with both the big hitters making alcohol free versions of their name brands and new craft distillers making a huge variety of non alcoholic gins and distilled spirits.

The entire non alcoholic market is growing at 34%.

The large range can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff but luckily that is the point of my website. I have reviewed as many as i can buy and complied a list of the best non alcoholic gins and some which you will no doubt want to try as the industry leaders.

Some are utterly brilliant and some leave a lot to be desired. In the current climate of rising cost of living, you don’t want to spend your hard earned cash on sub par non alcoholic gin so this should help guide you in the quest for the perfect non alcoholic gin.

Below is the summary list of the 11 gins included in this list. I will go into more detail on them all including a comprehensive taste review. You can click on the links to go to the specific and dedicated review articles.

GinABVScore/10Calories/100ml
Gordon’s 0.01010
Tanqueray 0.01010
Seedlip Spice 940.59.50
Monday0.090
Gordon’s Premium Pink 0.08.511
Sipsmith Freeglider0.57.52
Ceder’s Classic0.57.50
Clean G Rhubarb0.57.528
Caleno Light & Zesty0.5739
Clean G0.5625
Lyre’s 0.55.510
Best non alcoholic gins

Which gin glass to buy?

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Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The Same

Ive added this section in now I’ve had to opportunity to try out a range of gin glasses. 

The one i would highly recommend is by Riedel. In fact i have just about every drink glass Riedel make and love them all. A gin just tastes better in a perfect glass.

You can see the live price of the Riedel gin glass on Amazon by clicking on the link.

Ok, without further ado, we can have an in-depth look at the list proper…

1. Gordon’s 0.0 Gin

Gordon's 0.0 gin i bought and drank for this review

Gordon’s is the biggest selling global gin, by far. It has got to that point with a mix of brand awareness, price point but also a great tasting gin.

This is their 0.0 alcohol free equivalent of their flagship alcoholic gin and i can reveal, it is amazing.

The kicker is the price you pay for this can be half that of some on the list. Economies of scale aside, that is just tremendous value and you basically can not go wrong buying this if you come across it.

Tasting Notes

You know when you have the first sip and its amazing that you are onto a winner.

I got a huge, absolutely huge junipery gin hit that just keeps on going and coasting the tongue and mouth. I had to check the bottle to make sure it really was 0.0, it tasted so much like gin.

If you don’t do a direct taste test vs an alcoholic gin so you can immediately pick up the hard alcohol hit in your throat, you probably wouldn’t know this was an alcohol free version. Im still in shock that it is alcohol free!

You have layers and depth to the flavour, juniper (of course) as well as I beautiful zesty lemon type note. 

I would say these 0.0 drinks need drank with a mixer, they open up in another liquid, especially a fizzy one.

The big question is Gordons or Tanqueray. I think Gordons is just pipping it here. There is just a bigger all over mouthfeel, it tastes like Gordons gin. You wouldn’t be angry to get either tho.

Where to buy?

You can check out the latest live prices on Amazon via this link

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

2. Tanqueray 0.0 Gin

Tanqueray 0.0 vs Export Gin i bought and drank for this review
Tanqueray 0.0 vs Export

Tanqueray is the third most bought alcoholic gin in the world (Bombay Sapphire don’t make a non alcoholic gin yet, they are number 2).

Their alcohol free gin is again just an equivalent of their flagship London Dry Gin. As with the Gordon’s above, it is brilliant. It is hard to separate them and if you naturally have a preference for the Tanqueray alcoholic gin then you will of course prefer this one.

I’ve given them both 10/10 and it was virtually impossible to split them. It needs to be tried to be believed.

Where to buy?

You can check out the live prices on Amazon by clicking this link

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

Tasting Notes

This packs a punch and then some. It has the exact same heady juniper hit with all the added botanicals but it just slips down the throat without the alcohol burn. 

It’s really quite fantastic. In a taste off, you can clearly tell the difference. Nothing replaces the 43.5% ABV but the question is do you want it to? 

Both my wife and sister in law much preferred the flavours of the 0.0 without the alcohol hit. It tastes like a gin, it’s an adult drink, but there is no alcohol. It needs tasted to be believed. 

I have a large collection of gin, both alcoholic and non alcoholic, but this is the one my wife reaches for at 5pm for a pre dinner drink.

3. Seedlip Spice 94

seedlip garden 108, grove 42 and spice 94 gins i bought and drank for this review
The Seedlip Range

Seedlip are market leaders in the non alcoholic spirit space and were the first distilled non alcoholic spirit (so they say).

Now, they aren’t technically a gin as juniper is the main flavour but i think the range fits in with the gins due to all the botanicals they use.

Of the 3, my favourite was Spice 94. As a stand alone drink it is possibly my favourite non alcoholic spirit but i’ve dropped it just below Gordon’s and Tanqueray in a purely gin list.

Semantics aside, you will enjoy this non alcoholic spirit.

Tasting Notes

There is some strange magic at work. If you smell it, there is enormous amounts of flavour. When you stick your pinkie into the bottle and taste a little it seems like nothing at all. Then you mix it with the tonic and it’s a flavour bomb.

Everything from the aroma transfers to the palate. Loads of Christmas style spices and citrus. The end lasts forever with a bitter note. Definitely one of the very best non alcoholic spirit i’ve tried.

This is perfect for all winter long. The spices are warming and welcoming.

Where to buy?

You can click through to Amazon to check the latest prices. I really think you need to try this and you will not be disappointed. 

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

4. Monday Zero Alcohol Gin

Confession time. I’ve not tried Monday zero alcohol gin, but not from want of trying! I live in the UK and i just can’t get it shipped to me.

Im in various social media groups and Monday seems to be the stand out zero alcohol gin in the USA. It is seemingly difficult to get Gordon’s 0.0 or Tanqueray 0.0 in North America, which is a big shame.

Ive given it such a high score and up my list by reading many different reviews and the verdict is that is is great. I would love to try it in a direct taste off versus Gordon’s 0.0 if anyone can make that happen?!

Tasting Notes

Monday zero alcohol gin stays true to a London Dry Gin. That means it is heavy on the juniper flavour and then they throw in notes of bitter lemon, grapefruit with a hint of coriander.

That mix of juniper, citrus and coriander is a perfect mix for a top gin.

Where to buy?

You can buy directly from Monday on their website

5. Gordon’s 0.0 Premium Pink

This is the second gin from Gordon’s to make my list and it is the best non alcoholic or alcohol free flavoured gin i have tried.

The red fruit flavours make for a more delicate and nuanced gin but none the less delicious.

I have dropped it a bit below the standard gin as it flavours are that little bit lighter and it isn’t just the standard gin. However, for a beautiful summer drink, you cant really go wrong.

Tasting Notes

My very first sip is all gin, that mouth drying juniper flavour that would normally build and keep going takes a right turn into sweet beery flavours.

The berry sweetness is perhaps a bit more subtle than the huge juniper gin hit from the regular 0.0. The flavour is quite big, it does last for a good length in the mouth but I would not say it is as strong or a like for like replacement as the usual 0.0 is to regular gin.

That said, I do like the subtleness. You find yourself concentrating on it more and savouring the flavours rather than them come and jump into your mouth.

The end is the same as the beginning. Strawberry and raspberry make way for a juniper gin base until the flavour disappears.

Where to buy?

You can buy this on Amazon, if you would like to see the live price then click on this link.

Alternatively, this is available in all the big supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsburys and i would be surprised if it is not in a lot of local off sales over the summer.

6. Sipsmith Freeglider

sip smith freeglider gin i bought and drank for this review

Sipsmith are a premium gin company with absolutely fantastic branding a s social media presence.

Their non alcoholic gin is called “FreeGlider” and is priced quite a bit ahead of Gordon’s or Tanqueray. It is probably the highest profile premium non alcoholic gin you will see on the shelves.

I found it to be nice but just not up to the ones above despite the hefty price tag.

Tasting Notes

It is both lovely and lacking something.

There is certainly the mandatory juniper flavour, you would be worried if that wasn’t in a gin. As you know, it isn’t a gin if there isn’t juniper. There just isn’t a brilliant depth of flavour.

Sipsmith tell me i should be getting a “a full-bodied capsicum heat” but i’m really not. It is a bit lacking and so is the zesty citrus they promise.

At the start i said it was both lovely and lacking. The drink is very nice, don’t get me wrong. It is highly refreshing and i can just imagine sipping this on a hot summers day.

Where to buy?

To buy or check the live price of Sipsmith FreeGlider on Amazon then follow this link

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

7. Ceder’s Classic

Ceder’s is an internet and Amazon powerhouse with many positive reviews.

They stop short of calling this a gin, preferring to call it a non alcoholic spirit. But with juniper and coriander as main flavours, it is very much a non alcoholic gin, despite some left field botanicals.

The one you might have head off is rooibos, better known as redbush (tea)

Tasting Notes

The taste is pretty much as the aroma would suggest. The big mouth drying juniper gin hit is muted but still there. You don’t finish a mouthful and need to check it really is non alcoholic like I did with Gordon’s 0.0 tho.

There is quite a perfumed, fragrant, lemony citrus taste which whilst pleasant, is a tad underwhelming. 

It is hard to pick out these rare and exotic botanicals, probably because I would never have encountered them before. However, they aren’t hit you in the face strong, although a refined gin probably shouldn’t be like that. 

Where to buy?

You can buy this on Amazon, if you would like to see the live price then click on this link.

I can’t really find it in any supermarkets at the minute.

You can check out additional stockists in your area via the Ceder’s website

8. Clean Co Clean G Rhubarb

Clean Co launched with a lot of PR with a celebrity owner with the view of using positive words instead of “non” or negatives in relation to low alcohol drinks.

To be honest, iv’e found them a bit low flavour but i have seen many reviews which rate them highly. I suppose with anything, it comes down to personal taste.

I did like this rhubarb flavoured non alcoholic gin better than their standard gin.

Tasting Notes

My major gripe with the standard Clean G vs Gordon’s 0.0 and Tanqueray 0.0, was the lack of punch or boldness in flavour. This Rhubarb version however seems to have a bit more about.

The main flavour is still of juniper gin, which is entirely what you want. I remain convinced that you can’t beat Gordon’s 0.0 or Tanqueray 0.0 for pure gin flavour but this adds an extra dimension.

The rhubarb comes across a bit more in the tasting than the aroma but it still have a bit more or a red fruit flavour than tart rhubarb.

There is a nice end note which lasts a reasonably long time, which is nice.

Where to buy?

You can check the live Amazon prices by clicking on my link here

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

9. Caleno Light & Zesty

Caleno have a rum and this gin in their range. Although, like Ceder’s they stop short of calling it a gin, but that is what it is designed as.

It is more citrusy than pure juniper which makes it lack the mouthfeel and adult styling of the others about it in the list. Add in the fact there is quite a lot of carbs versus the rest and it needs to be big on flavour to make you buy it.

I found it lacking slightly but as a less juniper heavy gin styled drink, i can see its uses.

Tasting Notes

It is a bit like the alcohol free gins, in that you get a mouth drying feeling, but it certainly tastes sweeter despite the no sugar or sweeteners. Those carbs are doing something.

You can start to pick up the juniper mixed in with the sweeter fruit flavours. I think the primary flavour is the inca but i’ve no idea what inca tastes like really and i’m none the wiser after a good few gulps. 

I do get the citrus lemon as a main flavour.

It is refreshing but tastes less like an adult drink than say Gordons or Tanqueray due to the increased sweetness.

On Canelo website they do call it a “tropical gin” and not just a non alcoholic spirit like the bottle states. So they are defiantly pitching in that area.

Where to buy?

You can find out the tastes prices on Amazon by following my link here

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

10. Clean Co Clean G

Clean co Clean G gin i bought and drank for this review

The second from the big marketing budget Clean Co, their Clean G (gin).

This just didn’t do it for me. It wasn’t crystal clear and i just tasted watered down or something. It flattered to deceive and i don’t think i would be buying it again with so many other greats non alcoholic gins to be had.

Tasting Notes

Lacklustre is the word here. It’s just under par. You don’t taste a lot for a few seconds before any flavour kicks in, then then you get some of the mouth drying juniper gin hit. 

The initial wave goes very quickly and you are left with a hint of juniper which lingers a medium length. 

It tastes very one dimensional. There doesn’t seem to any complexity of flavour, it goes again as quickly as it arrived without really making its mark.

That said, it’s not a terrible drink. The flavour is ok whilst its there, its just there isn’t enough of it. The overall impression for me is pleasant but forgettable.

If you compare this to a Tanqueray or Gordon’s, you would swear it has been watered down. It just tastes diluted is the best i can describe it.

Where to buy?

To check out the latest price for this on Amazon click through on this link

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

11. Lyre’s Non Alcoholic Gin

Lyre’s are absolutely huge in the non alcoholic spirit world. They have many many great products to sample and i would urge you to, most are brilliant.

However, their gin is not one of them.

It is weak, lacking flavour and about the only thing not lacking is the whopping premium price you have to pay for it. For a pure gin, nearly all others are better.

Tasting Notes

The immediate thing is measure of measure, there is a lot less flavour than Tanqueray or Gordons. Even Sipsmith Freeglider has a bit more about it. How they expect you to only pour a 30ml serving is beyond me, I have 50ml in and it is lacklustre.

You half get the mouth drying effect of juniper gin but after that the flavours die a little and the sweet citrus never really gets much more than a nod of the head. 

If you were blindfolded it isn’t unreasonable to think you might not immediately think this is a pure gin.

The price point is massively inflated to the uber premium range and for the life of me, I don’t know how they justify this.

Ive 2 ice cubes and a 150ml tonic with the 50ml Lyre’s gin and by the end, it is tasting a bit watery to be honest. 

Where to buy?

You can buy this on Amazon, if you would like to see the live price then click on this link.

Alternatively you can go straight to Lyre’s website, here

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