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

 

Nordisk Gin, Northstar Edition

Last updated April 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

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