Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals

25th April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Alimentum Tailored Gin – Tea Leaves and Truffle

Alimentum-Tailored-GinThe Cambridge Distillery created a gin specifically for Michelin Starred restaurant, Alimentum, using Lady Grey tea leaves and black truffle.

Making six bottles made per batch, the gin is distilled under vacuum, lowering the boiling point and allowing distillation at room temperature. The allows delicate flavours such as truffle shine through as well as the citrus notes of Lady Grey.

The Cambridge Distillery also created a gin made from ants for Copenhagen’s Nordic Food Lab. It is served in Noma.

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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.

  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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