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

Tinkerman’s Sweet Spice Bottle
Last updated January 29th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
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Colorado Gin
Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Tommyrotter Distillery Cask Strength Bourbon Barrel Gin
Last updated October 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Black Button Distilling American Dry Gin Bottle
Last updated September 22nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Bertha's Revenge Gin
Last updated June 28th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Denver Dry Gin
Last updated March 17th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll