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

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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Glorious Gin

Price:  $32 /  750 mLABV: 45% Distiller: Breucklen DistillingOrigin:  New York, United StatesAvailability:  Widely available, across the US, Canada, Australia, UK

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Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin

Price:€25 / 700 mLProof: 80 Distiller: Atlantic Galician SpiritsOrigin: SpainAvailability: UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Colombia, Netherlands, France, Andorra, Angola and Cuba. Or

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