Botanical: Coriander

Coriander SeedsNext to juniper, coriander is the most common botanical in gin. Coriander seeds, better known as the seeds of the cilantro plant can represent a significant proportion of the botanicals other than the juniper in most gin.

Different regions often have differing profiles in gin. While northern grown Coriander can be oily and almost fruity, many distillers prize specifically coriander grown in Morocco or the South of Spain. The heat and long warm seasons result in the classic spicy, but slightly citrusy note that makes coriander such a welcome counterpoint.

Gins featuring Coriander

St. Laurent Gin

The seaweed in St. Laurent Gin is laminaria longicruris, perhaps better known to sailors of North America as Oarweed. This kind of kelp

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Hammer London Dry Gin

Hammer London Dry Gin is produced at Oslo’s biggest distillery. Arcus is perhaps best known for Linie Aquavit; however, they

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Hendrick’s Gin

Hendrick’s Gin launched in 1999. It likely needs no introduction. Hendrick’s Gin was launched by William Grant & Sons at

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Bulldog Gin

Bulldog Gin may be “English,” but the botanical blend and influence is from a vastly different part of the world:

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