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

Hana Gin

Last updated November 12th, 2017 by Aaron

Hana Gin— or maybe should I call it Hana G?— is the gin brand co-owned by musician Kenny G. Distilled

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Sippewissett Gin

Last updated October 30th, 2017 by Aaron

Sippewissett is a region, slightly north of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The word itself dates back to the area’s

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Cotswolds Dry Gin

Last updated October 24th, 2017 by Aaron

In a recent interview with Cory Muscato of Buffalo’s Lockhouse Gin, he said to me, “If you ever see a

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Craftsman Gin

Last updated September 4th, 2017 by Aaron

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

Last updated August 15th, 2017 by Aaron

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

Last updated August 4th, 2017 by Aaron

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

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Black Button Lilac Gin (2017)

Last updated July 20th, 2017 by Aaron

From Rochester’s Black Button Distillery comes Lilac Gin, a seasonal celebration of Rochester’s floral history. Once the flour city, it

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