Botanical: Juniper

JuniperJuniper is the only botanical which is in all gins. The cones of the juniper bush (often referred to as “juniper berries”) are required by legal statute, to be present and perceptible, in order for a spirit to be called gin. Juniper is in 100% of spirits that are designated as gins.

The juniper berry is known for imparting the traditional pine note of gin, although it can also come across as resiny, waxy, herbaceous, or even green and fresh. The juniper in gin is generally Juniperus communis; however, occasionally distillers use local species which can have a very different flavor in gin.

Gins featuring Juniper

Spirit of Hven Gin

The Isle of Hven (usually seen spelled as Ven in modern times) is in a strait between Denmark and Sweden.

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Ginifer Chilli Gin

From Angel Heart Beverages, the team behind Ginifer Chilli Gin seek to provide a gin inspired by all that Johannesburg,

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Coppers Gin

Coppers Gin begins with a little bit of a terroir approach; Vermont Distillers use hand-picked Vermont grown juniper berries. Produced

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Chapter One Gin

Perhaps Temple Distilling’s signature gin’s name is tongue and cheek— an acknowledgment of sorts— that in the crowded gin shelf—

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