Botanical: Cassia

CassiaCinnamomum cassia is differentiated from “true” cinnamon. Although similar, it comes from the bark of a different species. Though if you’re in the United States, you might never know the difference. There, cassia is often sold as cinnamon.

Cassia is prized by distillers however. The bark is thicker, and although some describe the flavor as being “less delicate” than true cinnamon, the thicker, hardier bark is better suited to distillation. Cassia itself in gin imparts an aroma that is easily recognizable to most as being cinnamon-like.

In stores, Cassia can often be recognized in stick form for it’s thick, single layer sticks. Often very stiff, they are also hard to grind. Cinnamon has thinner layers and is easy to break and grind.

Gins featuring Cassia

Tommyrotter Distillery Cask Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin

Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Black Button Distilling American Dry Gin

Last updated September 22nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Seagram’s Distillers Reserve

Last updated August 14th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin

Last updated July 25th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Bombay Dry Gin

Last updated June 28th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sator Square American Dry Gin

Last updated March 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sipsmith Sloe Gin 2013

Last updated March 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Last updated January 30th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Bulrush Gin

Last updated January 18th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Yuletide Gin

Last updated December 25th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Blush Gin

Last updated December 9th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Citadelle Réserve

Last updated November 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll