Botanical: Apple

AppleA gin is more likely to be made from fermented and distilled apple base spirit than it is to include apple as a botanical; however in recent years we’ve seen some distillers begin playing with apple as a botanical.

Nearly a hundred million tonnes of apples are produced worldwide each year. The trees they grow on are botanically related to roses. Flavorwise, they range from the stark, acidic, and slightly green tasting Granny Smith, to apples which taste incredibly sweet. There’s a wide range of expression apple can take on in gins depending on the cultivar chosen.

Gins featuring Apple



Nordisk Gin, Northstar Edition

Last updated April 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Nikka Coffey Gin

Last updated August 7th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Silo Gin

Last updated March 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Shortcross Wild Clover Gin

Last updated May 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Tarquin’s Hedgerow Edition

Last updated December 2nd, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Dry Fly Gin

Last updated April 22nd, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Farmer’s Botanical Organic Gin

Last updated February 21st, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Caorunn Gin

Last updated November 3rd, 2011 by Aaron Knoll