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

Big Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Ben Capdevielle is a third generation distiller who named Big Gin after his father’s nickname. “Big Jim” has since become

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Aviation Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

I consider Aviation Gin to be the gin equivalent of when an artist writes a manifesto. At the same time

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Unity Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Unity Gin is the result of a collaboration between Jos. A. Magnus & Co. and Prav Saraff. Prav is perhaps

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Black Button Garden Gin

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Black Button Distilling partners annually with the New York Wine and Culinary Center to create a garden inspired gin. Just

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Old Hollywood Ginn

Last updated July 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Napa Distillery’s Old Hollywood Ginn— that is using two “N’s” instead of one is intentional. This is to differentiate their

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BVD Borovicka

Last updated June 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

BVD Borovicka harvests the juniper from the nearby Slovenský Kras National Park and Slovak Paradise National Park. The berries are

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Borec Borovička Citrus

Last updated June 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

From the St. Nicolaus Distillery comes a Borovicka with a decidedly gin-like interpretation. Borec Borovička Citrus adds a mixture of lemon,

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