Botanical: Juniper

JuniperJuniper is the only botanical which is in all gins. The cones of the juniper bush (often referred to as “juniper berries”) are required by legal statute, to be present and perceptible, in order for a spirit to be called gin. Juniper is in 100% of spirits that are designated as gins.

The juniper berry is known for imparting the traditional pine note of gin, although it can also come across as resiny, waxy, herbaceous, or even green and fresh. The juniper in gin is generally Juniperus communis; however, occasionally distillers use local species which can have a very different flavor in gin.

Gins featuring Juniper

Jackelope Gin

Last updated February 8th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Peach Street Distillers— makers of Jackelope Gin— are something of the old kid on the block when it comes to

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Neroli Gin

Last updated February 4th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

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The Pharmacist Old Tom Gin

Last updated February 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Cannon Beach Distillery’s The Pharmacist Old Tom Gin fits into the “Botanically Sweetened” school of Old Tom Gin. Sugar was

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Cucamelon Gin

Last updated January 31st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

hat Boutique-y Gin Company has previously released gins which highlight a single unusual botanical, like the quite excellent Finger Lime

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Moonshot Gin (Batch 3)

Last updated January 30th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

The botanicals in Moonshot Gin were sent 20 kilometers into the Stratosphere*. However, the real Moonshot in Moonshot Gin is

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Finger Lime Gin

Last updated January 27th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

In one of the great traditions of the Age of Exploration— Europeans named indigenous plants after their closest analogue back home.

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Woodcut Barrel Rested Gin

Last updated January 23rd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Woodcut Barrel Rested Gin is Temple Distilling’s Chapter One Navy Strength Gin rested in used whiskey barrels. The gin is

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Chapter One Navy Strength Gin

Last updated January 21st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Chapter One Navy Strength Gin is Temple Distilling’s higher proof counterpoint to their quite excellent Chapter One Gin. Chapter One Navy

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