Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). From its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin was developed on the basis of the older Jenever, and became popular in Great Britain when William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Republic, occupied the English and Scottish thrones with his wife Mary. Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.
Summer, 2005. A small tiki party in West Seattle. Bartender Ryan Magarian is handed a complex summer botanical infusion by a friend from Portland, Oregon. Finding it unlike anything he had ever tasted, he quickly seeks out its maker, Portland’s House Spirits Distillery.
Recognizing a common interest in spirit, cocktail, and food interactions, the distillers at House Spirits share with Ryan their idea for a renegade regional gin style. In June of 2006—after nearly 30 rounds of trials—Aviation Gin takes wing. Many believe this to be the first brand partnership between distiller and bartender in American history.
Sacred Gin is unique. Each of its twelve organically sourced botanicals are macerated with the highest quality English grain spirit and then distilled separately in glassware under vacuum. This process is responsible for the distinctively lush, fresh character of Sacred Gin.
This means the botanicals, including fresh cut citrus, juniper, cardamom, nutmeg and a type of frankincense called Boswellia sacra.
Greenhook Ginsmiths craft their Gin on a custom-made, Copper Pot Still, designed to work in conjunction with a Vacuum, which allows them to remove Air Pressure from the still during distillation. This technique, known as “Vacuum Distillation”, allows Greenhook Ginsmiths to distill their Gin at low temperatures and prevents the delicate aromas of their Botanicals from becoming stewed with excessive heat during distillation. This unique process creates a beautifully Fragrant Gin with lifted aromas and vibrant flavors unlike any other.
For distillers with imagination and a creative bent, gin is a playground that begs for experimentation in both ingredients and technique. As we explored the edges of this delightful category, we realized we needed to make at least three gins to fully express our love for this spirit! Linked by our passion for both the art and craft of distillation—and our desire to say something new through the language of gin—Botanivore Gin, Terroir Gin, and Dry Rye Gin each help define the dynamic range of this eloquent spirit.
A blend of secret botanicals have been scientifically and lovingly hand crafted & distilled to create a smooth, lingering and yet robust flavour profile unique to Langley’s No.8. The split & blend of botanicals, the selection of grain spirit and the alcohol strength were the key components we had to perfect for that balance to deliver a classic, timeless Old English style gin.
Unlike traditional gins, which tend to be very juniper-forward, with a range of botanicals that emphasize its piney, spruce-like aroma, Nolet’s is much softer, mellower, and more floral. Sure, a few of the usual suspects make an appearance—juniper, licorice, orris root—but they’re tempered by rose, peaches, and raspberries.
Dingle Original Gin is made in small batches of 500 litres. In terms of its broad style, this is what is categorized as a London dry gin but the unique character and flavour come from our painstaking and original choice of botanicals. This secret combination of flavour elements are macerated in spirit for 24 hours. Then, when the spirit is distilled, it passes through a flavour basket in the neck of the still. This underlines the attention to detail that is an essential part of our whole approach to the art of distillation.
A cult gin from Mahon in Menorca, Xoriguer is one of the only gins in the world (alongside Plymouth) to have a geographical indication, Gin de Menorca. Gin has been made on Menorca since the time of the British occupation in the 18th century and Xoriguer commands a devoted following of happy travellers. Unusually, Xoriguer is made in wood-fired potstills from distilled wine (eau-de-vie) rather than the more usual grain-based distillate, and is rested in American oak barrels before bottling.
Our gin is a truly unique artisanal spirit. Each batch of Green Hat Gin is crafted in our small DC distillery. The result is a super-premium gin that excels both in the finest cocktails and with a small cube in the gin-lover’s neat glass. We mill the highest quality soft winter wheat fresh for each batch and mash it in a temperature-controlled process to release the sugars needed for fermentation. The mash is then fermented to create the “beer” that feeds our distillation process.
Upon first blush, you’ll discover notes of lemon peel and warm vanilla. Then, the profile shifts. And you’ll finish with the familiar nip of juniper on the edges of your tongue.
We are passionate about producing the finest gin possible; which is why the creation of Bombay Sapphire is truly unique. Whilst ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the taste of Bombay Sapphire is created through the Vapour Infusion process. The 10 precious botanicals used in our gin are held separate from the spirit in perforated copper baskets, and when the heated vapours rise, the distinctive flavour of the botanicals are released. The result? A complex aromatic liquid that delivers a broader, more balanced flavour.
The spirit is satin smooth gliding over the palate like no gin you have ever tried before. A totally seductive experience. The taste is rich and mellow; cool on entry then as it reaches the back palate you can feel the warmth and absolute purity of slow unhurried distillation. This is a bewitching, delectable and luxurious gin; its citrus freshness excites and stimulates the taste buds allowing you to experience a starburst of flavours as they explode across the palate.
Distilled from organic rye grain, with a secret recipe of organic herbs and spices, Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin® is unlike any gin you’ve tried. Amazingly complex, with a rye base that shines through subtle citrus and cinnamon notes, essences of fresh cut hay, and of course a crisp juniper character. Together, they make Watershed Gin a fine cocktail mixer.
No. 209 opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of predominately citrus and floral notes with a hint of spiciness. First across the palette are the citrus high notes, with lemon predominate followed by a hint of orange. As the spirit warms in the mouth, delicate floral notes are liberated from the bergamot and coriander. Mid palette, there is a pepper-like warmth from the emerging cardamom and juniper with a wonderful counterpoint from the mint-like components of the cardamom. As the gin passes the palette, the cassia and other warm spice notes become prominent. The cassia in particular will linger in the aftertaste, encouraging another sip.
An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it’s bottled at a healthy 47%. This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London.
Our Gin is created from the combination of five botanicals. We spent four years perfecting this special recipe and proud to bring its complex, yet dry, “Old World Gin” flavor to your palate today.
Death’s Door Gin has a full London Dry flavor without all of the bitterness because of our extraction process and the base spirit we use (i.e., our vodka). In fact, you can taste all three botanicals: loaded juniper berries up front; spicy, citrusy notes from the coriander seeds in the mid-palate; and a soft, cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds.
The gin is a celebration of our special connection to the land. We use pure grain spirits as a canvas to showcase juniper berry and raw northern honey. Added just before bottling, the raw honey imparts unique floral qualities that vary with season and blossom. Our distillery, on the banks of the Lamoille River in the Northeast Kingdom, is rooted in the agriculture of Vermont. Hardwick, Caledonia Country, is a community inspired by farms where the production of milk, cheese, timber, grains, honey, seeds, and herbs are part of our lives and help define our place.
It starts with the man. Charles Tanqueray. The bold spirit who traded the church for the still and in the process, created one of the world’s most awarded gins. Bold spirit worthy of its seal and 180 years of distilling excellence.
Tanqueray Rangpur® Gin unveils the best kept secret of the British-Indian tradition. The rare Rangpur lime, traditionally used to smooth down the gin, brings an exotic bold flavour to the already perfect combination of juniper, coriander, bay leaves and ginger.
Find the perfect balance of botanical flavor with the handcrafted gin that promises genuinely good taste. Like our world-famous vodkas, our gluten-free gin is made with whole Maine potatoes and the pure water of Maine’s Cold River. Using a recipe that dates back to the early days of British gin, we use our own secret blend of seven traditional botanicals that are steeped for the perfect amount of time to infuse the essential flavors.
This distinctive American gin is distilled from the finest natural ingredients in a custom-built, hand-hammered copper pot still. Organic juniper berries lend earthy, spicy characteristics to the spirit, while a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels imparts a crisp, complex finish. The result is a smooth, premium gin that is perfectly balanced, elegant and mixable.
Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin Launched 1939 Exceptionally smooth with hints of orange peel, cinnamon and lilac in the nose. Exceedingly mixable, it makes a superb, sophisticated martini and is equally delicious in a casual mix of tonic, fruit juice, or soda.
New Amsterdam® Gin is crafted with botanicals, citrus, and a nod to juniper. It’s a modern take on the 400-year tradition. The smooth finish lets you drink it straight or as the centerpiece of a perfect martini.
Beefeater London Dry Gin is a handcrafted gin, with a characteristic crisp, clean, well balanced flavour is derived from 100% natural ingredients, brought to the London Distillery from all over the world.
Broker’s Gin is made in a 200-year-old distillery in the heart of England using a traditional copper pot-still. The recipe is as old as the distillery. A quadruple-distilled pure grain spirit made from English wheat is redistilled with ten traditional botanicals, creating a gin of outstanding flavour and smoothness. Broker’s Gin does not follow the modern trend of using weird and wonderful spirits and botanicals.
Coppers Gin is distilled with wild juniper berries, hand-picked in Northern Vermont. The coriander and angelica root build on this base, with cassia, orange peel and cardamom pods rounding out the body to form a unique, American-style Gin.
Gordon’s® London Dry gin is carefully distilled using a secret recipe. The distinctively refreshing taste comes from the finest handpicked juniper berries and a selection of other botanicals. It’s the taste that’s made Gordon’s the world’s best-selling London Dry gin.
The famous recipe for Gilbey’s® Gin was born in nineteenth century England. It became such a popular gin throughout the world that a license to produce it in the United States was granted in 1938. In making a fine London Dry Gin such as Gilbey’s, the fermentation process is similar to whiskey production. The fundamental difference is that the congeners, the natural taste elements that are so necessary to Bourbon and Scotch are absent. Instead, gin’s flavor is introduced to the alcohol when it is in a vaporous form and made to pass through a “filter” of juniper berries, herbs and spices.