Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals

25th April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Chilgrove Gin – Grains of Paradise

Chilgrove-GinSaid to be the first English gin distilled from grapes, Chilgrove Gin includes ethereally-named “grains of paradise” in its list of botanicals.

Other unusual botanicals featured include water mint and savory, alongside more traditional juniper, coriander seed, sweet orange, angelica root, lime, liquorice root, orris root, and bitter orange.

Distilled at Thames Distillers using neutral grape spirit, Chiltern is described as a “big, powerful, complex gin”.

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3 Responses to “Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals”

  1. Byrun says:

    Since Old Tom and London Dry styles came about as a not so successful attempt to recreate genever – I say let them experiment! I know Rogue Spirits in Oregon is making a Spruce Tip Gin. Pushing the envelope should be welcomed, not shunned.

  2. Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin has unusual and exotic oriental botanicals from the Ancient Spice Route, including ginger, cumin, spicy cubeb berries from Indonesia and black pepper from India. http://www.opihr.com

  3. Spyros says:

    And of course we shouldn’t forget the sublime mediterranean Gin Mare from Spain, with all those great botanicals like basil, thyme, rosemary and olives. Cheers! 🙂

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