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

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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Jōcassee Gin

From South Carolina’s Dark Corner Distillery, Jōcassee Gin pioneers a new regional style toponym. Dubbed “American Southern Style” for its regional

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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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