Botanical: Vanilla

drying vanilla beansVanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world. The vanilla bean grows on orchids which are native to Central America, but have since been introduced around the world, especially to Réunion and Madagascar. Though difficult to grow, it’s one of the most popular flavors in the world.

Vanilla is rarely the star of a gin, it’s inclusion is often similar to its inclusion in baked goods. The flavor of vanilla often enhances the flavor of other ingredients. It’s also important not to confuse Vanilla the botanical, with Vanillin, the phenolic aldehyde which comes from aging spirits such as gin in oak barrels.

Gins featuring Vanilla


Last updated February 17th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Citrus Supreme Gin Bottle
Last updated August 27th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Oxley Gin
Last updated October 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll
Sloane's Dry Gin
Last updated August 31st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll
Michael Godard Gin
Last updated December 6th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
Pink Pepper Gin
Last updated May 20th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated November 13th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll
Buss No 509 Raspberry
Last updated August 24th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll