Botanical: Elderflower

ElderflowerSome have referred to Elderflower as “the catsup of flavors.” This is because of the fact that Elderflower seemingly can be used to make anything taste good.

In Gins though, Elderflower has boomed since 2012. Owing to the popularity of Elderflower cordials and St. Germain Liqueur, distillers have begun imbuing their gins with the distinctive floral aroma right from the outset. The Elderflower is the flower of the elderberry bush, and when used authentically, it must be harvested immediately in the spring upon blossoming. The flavor is slightly honey/vanilla/jasmine/pear, and completely unlike any other flavor our there.

Popular in central Europe since Roman times, it’s become increasingly common in gin, cordials and tonic waters.

Gins featuring Elderflower


Monastic Gin

Last updated February 11th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Love Warrior Gin

Last updated October 8th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

The Pharmacist Old Tom Gin

Last updated February 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Wight Mermaids Gin

Last updated August 14th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Whyte Laydie Dry Gin

Last updated July 26th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

Last updated July 25th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Djinn Gin

Last updated June 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Hendrick’s Gin

Last updated April 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Last updated March 23rd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Winter Flower Gin

Last updated November 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Tommyrotter Distillery American Gin

Last updated October 5th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Williams Chase Seville Orange Gin

Last updated November 13th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Stovell’s Wildcrafted Gin

Last updated September 2nd, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Sir Robin of Locksley Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Genius Gin Navy Strength

Last updated July 15th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin

Last updated June 6th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin

Last updated July 7th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Gordon’s Spot of Elderflower

Last updated April 21st, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Genius Gin

Last updated March 4th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin

Last updated January 13th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Knockeen Hills Elderflower Gin

Last updated March 22nd, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Hendrick’s UK

Last updated November 1st, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Greenhook Ginsmiths’ American Dry Gin

Last updated April 2nd, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Darnley’s View

Last updated February 5th, 2012 by Aaron Knoll