Botanical: Orange

Bitter OrangeAlthough few things rhyme with it, orange is popular among gin distillers. The orange most commonly used is not the one you would usually bite into, nor make juice out of. It’s in fact the bitter orange, which is renowned for its oil-rich rind and powerful citrus aroma. Though for many distillers who simply state “orange,” we don’t always know who might be using which varieties. The bitter orange frequently used in gin sometimes goes by “bitter orange” or “Seville Orange.”

Rarely, distillers use sweet oranges as well. However, their rinds have fewer oils and therefore don’t impart as much orange flavor .

Gins featuring Orange

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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London to Lima Gin

Last updated June 13th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

“It’s called London to Lima because of my journey,” Alex began, “I was trying to work out what the hell

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Seersucker Gin

Last updated June 2nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

San Antonio’s Azar Distilling makes a series of gins including a “lemonade” and “limeade” variety. Seersucker Gin— or more specifically

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Leopold’s Gin (Batch no. 17-27)

Last updated May 31st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Leopold’s gin— or more formally known as Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin— has been made since 2001. They might be one

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Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin

Last updated May 20th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Manly Spirits Co. out of Sydney, Australia takes their inspiration from the “marine environment of the New South Wales Coastline.”

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Wiggly Bridge Gin

Last updated April 26th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Wiggly Bridge Gin begins as the same sour mash base that Wiggly Bridge Distillery uses from their award winning whiskeys.

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Lifted Spirits Bright Gin

Last updated March 28th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Kansas City’s Lifted Spirits was founded by Michael Stuckey and Kyle Claypool and operates out of an old historic stable.

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