Experiment: The Gin Flavor Map

What we have here is a small experiment in trying to categorize the types of gin on a chart which shows their relationship to one another. The top/bottom axis is the classic/contemporary distinction. The left and right tries to distill the ideas of “complexity” and “perceived spiciness” into a continuum.

It’s still a bit of a work in progress, but I welcome your feedback.

I think the relationships are pretty good. I tried to stick to a few classic points of reference that everyone knows, and then use gins that I’ve reviewed in the last two years: so gins which are still somewhat fresh in my mind, and gins for which I have extensive tasting notes as to accurately place them.

Click on the graphic to see the full-size version. 

Gin Flavor Map 2013

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4 thoughts on “Experiment: The Gin Flavor Map

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  • August 9, 2014by fabionascimbeni

    Great job!!!

  • August 14, 2014by reprise785

    what about Hayman’s Gin?

  • August 14, 2014by AaronPost author

    I only measured what I had access to while I was planning the graphic. I tried to avoid guessing/assuming even though I’m fairly certain where it should go.

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