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

Big Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Ben Capdevielle is a third generation distiller who named Big Gin after his father’s nickname. “Big Jim” has since become

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Aviation Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

I consider Aviation Gin to be the gin equivalent of when an artist writes a manifesto. At the same time

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Black Button Garden Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Black Button Distilling partners annually with the New York Wine and Culinary Center to create a garden inspired gin. Just

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Seersucker Gin

Last updated June 2nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

San Antonio’s Azar Distilling makes a series of gins including a “lemonade” and “limeade” variety. Seersucker Gin— or more specifically

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G’vine Floraison

Last updated April 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

If you want to be historically factual— and you know that I love getting into historical details—  the earliest juniper

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Lifted Spirits Bright Gin

Last updated March 28th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Kansas City’s Lifted Spirits was founded by Michael Stuckey and Kyle Claypool and operates out of an old historic stable.

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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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