Botanical: Bergamot

The bergamot is a sour citrus fruit, resembling an orange but tasting a bit like a lemon. The fruit is best known for its oil which is one of the secrets behind the intoxicating aroma of Early Grey Tea. Across Europe, it’s also popular as a marmalade and chewing tobacco flavoring.

The aroma is mostly citrusy and lemony at first, but it has an added herbaceous and balsamic character. Bergamot is surprisingly uncommon in gins, though some gins that only say “orange or “citrus” have a distinct bergamot note. Because their oil is so valued, the fruits are quite expensive.

Gins featuring Bergamot

 

Metropologin

Metropologin is a “Minnesota Organic Gin,” which as the side of the bottle describes an evocative portrait, that it is

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St. George Botanivore

Price:  $33 /  750 mLABV: 45% Distiller: St. George SpiritsOrigin:  California, United StatesAvailability: United States and Europe. Rating:  Absolutely beautiful, Botanivore is

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Star of Bombay London Dry Gin

Price: £32 / 750ml Proof: 95 Distiller: Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke MillOrigin: UKAvailability: United Kingdom and Master of Malt.Rating: Take

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Blanc Ocean Gin

Spain, once again you surprise us. Pushing the boundaries of what gin can be. Using ingredients that few ever thought

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