Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals

25th April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Hoxton Gin – Grapefruit and Coconut

Hoxton-GinDescribed as “one of the world’s most distinctive gins”, Hoxton Gin features the unusual botanical additions of grapefruit and coconut.

Gerry Calabrese – cocktail and bar entrepreneur and son of famed mixologist Salvatore – created the spirit with the hope of introducing new consumers to the category.

The six botanicals in Hoxton Gin are: coconut, grapefruit, ginger, tarragon, juniper and iris. The botanicals are macerated for five days before a single distillation in a 150-year-old copper pot still and are then blended with the grain spirit. The gin is reduced to 43% abv, filtered and then rested for two months in steel tanks.

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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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