Botanical: Hops

hopsHops are the flowers of Humulus lupulus. Known primarily to beer drinkers and brewers, it’s through the distilling community’s close ties to the brewing community that we first saw hops becoming a common ingredient in gin. Today, many of the distilleries playing with hops are also breweries.

In gin, hops can be added after distillation for a style of flavored gins known as “hopped gins,” which feature an aggressive bitter, citrusy flavor like you might get in an IPA. Hops can also be distilled, which results in a less bitter and more floral/citrus note from the hops.

Gins featuring Hops

Barrel Reserve Citrus Forward Gin

Last updated December 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

True Born Gin

Last updated December 20th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Juniper’s Wit Gin

Last updated January 12th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Juniper’s Wit Barrel Aged Gin

Last updated December 9th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Bimini Gin

Last updated November 11th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Ethereal Gin Batch #14

Last updated November 2nd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Wight Mermaids Gin

Last updated August 14th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Smugglers’ Notch Hopped Gin

Last updated April 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin

Last updated August 5th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Ferdinand’s Saar Quince

Last updated December 17th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Wheeler’s Western Dry Gin

Last updated October 11th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Dry Fly Gin

Last updated April 22nd, 2013 by Aaron Knoll