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

 

G’vine Nouaison

Last updated October 8th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Calamity Gin

Last updated August 4th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

No. 209 Gin

Last updated July 19th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Star Dry Gin

Last updated July 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Metropologin

Last updated August 7th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

St. George Botanivore

Last updated January 31st, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Star of Bombay London Dry Gin

Last updated September 23rd, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Last updated February 3rd, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

No. 209 Barrel Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Gin

Last updated January 28th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Blanc Ocean Gin

Last updated June 12th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll
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