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

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

Spirit of Hven Gin

Last updated September 29th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Chapter One Gin

Last updated September 19th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Green Hat Gin

Last updated September 9th, 2017 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

Djinn Gin

Last updated June 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

St. Laurent Gin

Last updated April 16th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Diep 9 Old Genever

Last updated February 22nd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Untitled Gin No. 2

Last updated February 1st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Fifty Pounds Gin

Last updated December 13th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Untitled Gin No. 1

Last updated October 12th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Devil’s Bathtub Gin

Last updated October 7th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Tommyrotter Distillery American Gin

Last updated October 5th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Gustaf Navy Strength Gin

Last updated August 8th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Green Hat Navy Strength

Last updated January 27th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll