Botanical: Grains of Paradise

Grains of Paradise actually comes from a plant closely related to ginger.

Native to West Africa, the name itself was assigned by European spice traders who sought to inflate the seeds’ price on the European market. Flavorwise, it’s slightly spicy and reminiscent of black pepper and was an inexpensive substitute during the height of the spice trade in the 17th and 18th centuries.

In modern times, we know it for its own flavor which is unique and complementary in gin, imparting a flavor somewhere between black pepper, coriander and cardamom.

Gins featuring Grains of Paradise

Denver Dry Gin

Last updated March 17th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Liberator Gin

Last updated March 6th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Ginny’s Gin

Last updated February 20th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Rogue Spruce Gin

Last updated February 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Adrift Distillers Gin

Last updated November 27th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Citadelle Réserve

Last updated November 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

No Mistake Old Tom Gin

Last updated November 12th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Old Boise Gin

Last updated October 14th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Oxley Gin

Last updated October 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Big Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Junipero Gin

Last updated December 12th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Van Gogh Gin

Last updated November 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll