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

The “Sun” Gin (China Craft Gin)

Last updated January 3rd, 2020 by Aaron Knoll

Filibuster Dual Cask Gin

Last updated December 30th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Orbium Gin

Last updated December 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Snowdrop American Dry Gin

Last updated December 21st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Caskwerks Gin

Last updated December 20th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Whitley Neill Gin

Last updated December 18th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

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
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