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

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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Nashoba Perfect 10

Last updated May 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Back in 2005, a Bolton, Massachusetts winery released a gin. Worthy of remark, especially today, because what we’re tasting is

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Pickering’s Gin 1947

Last updated December 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

When Pickering’s Gin opened up shop at the Edinburgh based Summerhall Distillery they were the first new gin distillery to

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Bathtub Gin

Last updated December 3rd, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Bathtub Gin is also known as Compounded Gin, which simply means that rather than adding the botanicals through distillation, the

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Devil’s Bathtub Gin

Last updated October 7th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Honeoye Falls Distillery starts their self described “New Western Style Gin” from locally grown rye, which forms the foundation for

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Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Last updated November 4th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Price:  $50 /  700 mLABV: 42% Distiller: Herman JansenOrigin:  NetherlandsAvailability: US, UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and FranceRating:   Contemporary to

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Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

Last updated June 6th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

The story of Monkey 47 is attributed to an Indian born British Commander who was stationed in Germany after the

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Gin 1495: Interpretatio

Last updated May 20th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

We already talked about the history of the Gin 1495 in our previous entry on the Verbatim recreation of the

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