Botanical: Cloves

ClovesCloves grow on a tall evergreen native to the Maluku islands of Indonesia, a.k.a the Spice Islands. Only one essential oil is responsible for most of cloves’ unique flavor. Eugenol is described as having a woody, spicy aroma. If you’ve ever had a clove, you know this flavor.

In gins, cloves can often be overpowering owing to the strong flavor of Eugenol. Cloves are best used in moderation, though for tasting novices clove can be one of the easiest botanicals to detect.

Gins featuring Cloves

Knickerbocker Gin

Last updated March 22nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Cardinal Gin

Last updated August 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Nashoba Perfect 10

Last updated May 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Pickering’s Gin 1947

Last updated December 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Bathtub Gin

Last updated December 3rd, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Devil’s Bathtub Gin

Last updated October 7th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Last updated November 4th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

Last updated June 6th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Gin 1495: Interpretatio

Last updated May 20th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Gin 1495 Verbatim

Last updated May 19th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Pickering’s Gin

Last updated January 17th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Rob’s MTN Gin

Last updated July 17th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll