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

 

Corgi Pembroke Gin Bottle Photo
Last updated September 20th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated May 4th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Tenth Ward Distilling Company Genever Style Gin
Last updated January 19th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Orbium Gin
Last updated December 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Tommyrotter Distillery Cask Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin
Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Citrus Supreme Gin Bottle
Last updated August 27th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Bertha's Revenge Gin
Last updated June 28th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Nordisk Gin, Northstar Edition
Last updated April 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll