Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals

25th April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Elephant Gin – Baobab, Wormwood and Buchu

Elephant-ginElephant Gin launched to widespread acclaim in September 2013, pleasantly surprising gin fans with its use of 14 botanicals, some of which rare African ingredients.

These include: the Savannah’s “superfruit” baobab, the buchu plant with a flavour similar to blackcurrant, and the floral African wormwood.

The Elephant Gin company was launched to support the preservation of African wildlife by donating 15% of its profits to African elephant foundations.

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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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