Base Spirit: Neutral Grain Spirit

Gins which feature a Neutral Grain Spirit— often shortened to NGS— don’t specify the grains in their base. Neutral grain spirits is also known as “pure grain alcohol”. It’s concentrated to the point of having no residual flavor or character. Often distilled to 95% Alcohol by volume, it’s the purest ethanol that is physically possible through traditional distillation.

Many high quality gins start from a base of NGS. Starting from the most neutral base possible means that distillers have a truly blank canvas from which to begin with for their botanicals.

NGS, neither the presence nor lack thereof indicates anything about the quality of the gin in the bottle.

Gins with a base of Neutral Grain Spirit

Juniper Jones Gin

Last updated April 29th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Hwy 9 Gin

Last updated March 31st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Jaisalmer Gin

Last updated March 26th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Knickerbocker Gin

Last updated March 22nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Last updated February 15th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Monastic Gin

Last updated February 11th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Strawberry Ginger Gin

Last updated February 10th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Strawberry & Balsamico Gin

Last updated February 4th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll


Last updated February 3rd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sharish Blue Magic Gin

Last updated January 15th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Beware of the Woods Gin

Last updated December 15th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Seagram’s Melon Twisted Gin

Last updated November 27th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll