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

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

Beefeater Pink

Last updated November 25th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Bimini Gin

Last updated November 11th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll


Last updated September 2nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Finn’s Gin

Last updated August 23rd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Letherbee Gin

Last updated August 21st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Aviation Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Calvert Gin

Last updated June 10th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Loch & Union Distilling American Dry Gin

Last updated May 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

CitroLondon Dry Gin

Last updated March 3rd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Lord Astor Gin

Last updated May 30th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Mohawk Gin

Last updated September 11th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Gin Mare

Last updated February 25th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Navy Strength Bathtub Gin

Last updated February 17th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Bloom Gin

Last updated January 14th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Origin: Arezzo, Italy

Last updated November 7th, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Origin: Arezzo, Italy with Botanicals

Last updated November 7th, 2012 by Aaron Knoll