Botanical: Lavender

Lavender FieldSo common in modern gins that one gin writer remarked, “Lavender is the quintessential American botanical.”

Though widely used in modern American gin distillation, Lavender and its distinctive essential oil has been popular in cooking and perfume for centuries. Lavender remains a favorite of aromatherapists and is a common ingredient in herbal teas, as well as gins.

Gins featuring Lavender

Craftsman Gin

River Bend Distilling in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin is both a winery and a distillery. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise

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Counter Old Tom Gin

Counter Old Tom Gin is the Batch 206 Distillery’s take on the hard-to-pin-down Old Tom style. Distilled from grain, Batch

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Calamity Gin

Calamity Gin— Get it, Calamity Jane?— is produced by Southwest Spirits and Wine.  A large Texas based distillery, they produce

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Bulldog Gin

Bulldog Gin may be “English,” but the botanical blend and influence is from a vastly different part of the world:

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