Botanical: Orange

Bitter OrangeAlthough few things rhyme with it, orange is popular among gin distillers. The orange most commonly used is not the one you would usually bite into, nor make juice out of. It’s in fact the bitter orange, which is renowned for its oil-rich rind and powerful citrus aroma. Though for many distillers who simply state “orange,” we don’t always know who might be using which varieties. The bitter orange frequently used in gin sometimes goes by “bitter orange” or “Seville Orange.”

Rarely, distillers use sweet oranges as well. However, their rinds have fewer oils and therefore don’t impart as much orange flavor .

Gins featuring Orange

Plymouth Gin

At one point, Plymouth Gin was considered a geographically protected product within the E.U. In 2014,  Pernod Ricard declared their

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Nashoba Perfect 10

Back in 2005, a Bolton, Massachusetts winery released a gin. Worthy of remark, especially today, because what we’re tasting is

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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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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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