Botanical: Cucumber

CucumberFor thousands of years, humans have been cultivating the prickly, oblong gourds known as cucumbers. Its cultivation likely goes back to India; however, it’s now gone truly global with many varieties of cucumber for sale in different colors and lengths.

The aroma of cucumber is slightly melon and bitter. People describe it’s flavor as “green.” Cucumber distilled often takes on a stewed vegetal flavor and therefore many distillers, taking cues from early cucumber-gins like Martin Miller’s and Hendrick’s have turned to adding cucumber after distillation.

During the early years of the gin renaissance, cucumber was one of the most popular new botanicals. Though in the mid 10’s and on, the fervor has cooled. As a cucumber.

Counter Old Tom Gin

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Hendrick’s Gin

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Gustaf Navy Strength Gin

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Conniption American Dry Gin

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Long Table Cucumber Gin

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Counter Gin

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Southern Gin

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