Botanical: Cloves

ClovesCloves grow on a tall evergreen native to the Maluku islands of Indonesia, a.k.a the Spice Islands. Only one essential oil is responsible for most of cloves’ unique flavor. Eugenol is described as having a woody, spicy aroma. If you’ve ever had a clove, you know this flavor.

In gins, cloves can often be overpowering owing to the strong flavor of Eugenol. Cloves are best used in moderation, though for tasting novices clove can be one of the easiest botanicals to detect.

Gins featuring Cloves

Cardinal Gin

Southern Artisan Spirits boasts an all-organic blend of botanicals for their Cardinal Gin. Located in the foothills of the Blue

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Nashoba Perfect 10

Back in 2005, a Bolton, Massachusetts winery released a gin. Worthy of remark, especially today, because what we’re tasting is

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Pickering’s Gin 1947

When Pickering’s Gin opened up shop at the Edinburgh based Summerhall Distillery they were the first new gin distillery to

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Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin is also known as Compounded Gin, which simply means that rather than adding the botanicals through distillation, the

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Devil’s Bathtub Gin

Honeoye Falls Distillery starts their self described “New Western Style Gin” from locally grown rye, which forms the foundation for

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Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Price:  $50 /  700 mLABV: 42% Distiller: Herman JansenOrigin:  NetherlandsAvailability: US, UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and FranceRating:   Contemporary to

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