Botanical: Cardamom

CardamomCardamom is one of the world’s most expensive spices, some say only surpassed by vanilla and saffron. The plant is native to Southeast Asia, in particular India which has been one of the world’s largest producers since the days of the spice trade.

Very little cardamom is needed to impart its strong, resinous and slightly cooling flavor, familiar to anyone who has had chai tea. In recent times, it has become emblematic of the contemporary gin movement. In part, due to its overuse in some early contemporary style gins. Cardamom can provide gins a distinctive sweet spicy flavor that works incredibly well with juniper and coriander.

Gins featuring Cardamom

Moonshot Gin (Batch 3)

Last updated January 30th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

The botanicals in Moonshot Gin were sent 20 kilometers into the Stratosphere*. However, the real Moonshot in Moonshot Gin is

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Master’s London Dry Gin

Last updated January 15th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Master’s London Dry Gin coins a new term on the front of their bottle: tridistilled gin. And trades on a very

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Junipero Gin

Last updated December 12th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Junipero Gin recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. Anchor Brewing Company was at the forefront of the craft brewing revolution in

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Cotswolds Dry Gin

Last updated October 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

In a recent interview with Cory Muscato of Buffalo’s Lockhouse Gin, he said to me, “If you ever see a

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Coppers Gin

Last updated September 22nd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Coppers Gin begins with a little bit of a terroir approach; Vermont Distillers use hand-picked Vermont grown juniper berries. Produced

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Chapter One Gin

Last updated September 19th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Perhaps Temple Distilling’s signature gin’s name is tongue and cheek— an acknowledgment of sorts— that in the crowded gin shelf—

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Roku Gin

Last updated August 28th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

In Japanese, roku means “six.” Suntory’s take on gin is called “six” after six quintessentially Japanese botanicals. Firstly, there’s green tea

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Cardinal Gin

Last updated August 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Southern Artisan Spirits boasts an all-organic blend of botanicals for their Cardinal Gin. Located in the foothills of the Blue

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