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


Tinkerman’s Citrus Supreme Gin

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

McQueen Mocha Gin

Last updated November 13th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Buss No. 509 Raspberry Gin

Last updated August 24th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Buss No. 509 White Rain Gin

Last updated June 26th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

Last updated February 19th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Zuidam Dutch Courage

Last updated January 28th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Wray and Nephew Old Tom Gin

Last updated October 4th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Hernö Navy Strength Gin

Last updated June 6th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll