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

Nautical Gin

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

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

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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Iron Balls Gin

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

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Green Hat Navy Strength

Price:  $39 /  750 mLABV: 57% Distiller: New Columbia DistillersOrigin:  Washington D.C., United StatesAvailability: DC [see list here]Rating:  Assertive in strength

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Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Price:  $50 /  700 mLABV: 42% Distiller: Herman JansenOrigin:  NetherlandsAvailability: US, UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and FranceRating:   Contemporary to

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