Botanical: Bergamot

The bergamot is a sour citrus fruit, resembling an orange but tasting a bit like a lemon. The fruit is best known for its oil which is one of the secrets behind the intoxicating aroma of Early Grey Tea. Across Europe, it’s also popular as a marmalade and chewing tobacco flavoring.

The aroma is mostly citrusy and lemony at first, but it has an added herbaceous and balsamic character. Bergamot is surprisingly uncommon in gins, though some gins that only say “orange or “citrus” have a distinct bergamot note. Because their oil is so valued, the fruits are quite expensive.

Gins featuring Bergamot


Gentenaar Gin bottle
Last updated July 12th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
G'vine Nouaison Re-launch 2017
Last updated October 8th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll
Calamity Gin
Last updated August 4th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated July 19th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
Star Dry Gin
Last updated July 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated August 7th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll
St. George Spirits Botanivore Gin
Last updated January 31st, 2016 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated September 23rd, 2015 by Aaron Knoll