Botanical: Ginger

GingerThe root (or more appropriately, rhizome) of the ginger plant has a long history as both a culinary spice and as a medicinal ingredient.

Freshly picked, ginger is hot, pungent with an almost spicy intensely aromatic taste reminiscent of both cardamom and chili pepper. Dried it becomes more aromatic and slightly less piquant. In gins, it lends it’s specific bright, cooling, and slightly peppery flavor. That spicy-sweet aroma translates well through distilling and often has a quality reminiscent of Asian cuisine.

Gins featuring Ginger

Ki No Bi Gin

Could Japanese Gins be the next Japanese whiskey? That’s the bet of a group of Japanese distilleries who are getting

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Glorious Gin: Oaked

Distilled from a base of wheat, Breuckelen Distilling’s flagship Glorious Gin is creamy, terpenic and distinctive. The team has been

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Iron Balls Gin

The first thing you notice, well aside from the name. Iron Balls. The first thing you notice is the unusual

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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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Ferdinand’s Saar Quince

Price:   £33 / 500 mLABV: 30% Distiller: Avadis DistilleryOrigin:  GermanyAvailability:  UK, GermanyRating:  Full of good ideas, but perhaps a bit too full.

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