Botanical: Lemongrass

Lemongrass stalksLemongrass is a common ingredient in Southeastern Asian cooking, prized for its green, slightly lemon-like flavor. In some African traditions, Lemongrass tea is common; whereas in other parts of the world the oil can be used as a mosquito repellant and honey bee attractant.

In gin, lemongrass can sometimes come through with a citrusy note, adding some greenness to it. And I often find it to taste similar to lemon verbena and other citrus-scented grasses when distilled. It’s become quite popular since 2012 in gins which often are looking to impart an “Asian”-inspired approach, most notably the launch of Bombay Sapphire East which featured lemongrass along with black pepper.

Gins featuring Lemongrass

Bicycle Tree Gin

Last updated October 19th, 2017 by Aaron

Bicycle Tree Gin immediately evokes a sense of place, particular to Snohomish natives*, whom recall fondly the so-called “Bicycle Tree:”

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Green Hat Gin

Last updated September 9th, 2017 by Aaron

Green Hat Gin is a grain-to-glass gin distilled at New Columbia Distillers’ distillery in the outskirts of Washington D.C. Beginning

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Nautical Gin

Last updated March 10th, 2017 by Aaron

Nautical Gin is “inspired by adventure.” Hailing from New Hampshire, Vertical Spirits’ adventuresome gin sources botanicals from nearly every continent.

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Untitled Gin No. 2

Last updated February 1st, 2017 by Aaron

Untitled Gin No. 2 is the second gin in One Eight Distilling’s line of aged gins. We previously reviewed Untitled

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Tanqueray No. 10

Last updated December 15th, 2016 by Aaron

If you’ve drank a gin cocktail out. You know, out-out. At one of those swanky, upscale, fancy looking, suspenders and

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Untitled Gin No. 1

Last updated October 12th, 2016 by Aaron

D.C. Might be small, but it seems to stand large in terms of gin. We’ve talked at length about New

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Iron Balls Gin

Last updated October 10th, 2016 by Aaron

The first thing you notice, well aside from the name. Iron Balls. The first thing you notice is the unusual

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Gordon’s Distillers Cut Gin

Last updated March 13th, 2016 by Aaron

Before there was Bombay Sapphire East (and actually around the same time as Tanqueray Malacca), another big name in gin

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