Gin Botanicals

I have been toying, on and off, for several years with writing a “Gin Botanicals” post. It’s always been lower on the priority list than the several bottles of unreviewed gins loitering and gathering dust on my shelf, and the issues of structure, length, where to draw the line, etc, always put me off.

Well, recently, someone bought me The Botanical Ginvent Calendar, from Master of Malt, which have given me the impetus to bang-out 24 short posts, each dedicated to a single gin botanical. This, of course, does rely on the fact that I can maintain the gruelling schedule of writing one short post a day, for 24 days.

So, this post is going to act as an index of botanicals; the first of many posts. The rest will each detail a specific ingredient of gin.

Gin Botanicals…
Juniper Berries
Angelica Root
Coriander Seed
Cassia Bark
Saffron
Cardamom
Grains of Paradise
Nutmeg
Lemon
Orange
Orris Root
Pink Grapefruit
Elderberries
Lavender
Chamomile
Earl Grey Tea
Caraway Seed
Thyme
Rosemary
Kaffir Lime Leaves
Lemongrass

Wooo, watch the list grow day-by-day.

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One thought on “Gin Botanicals

  • December 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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    Dug,

    An excellent idea and one many Gin Reviewers frequently omit. It’s good to know what nuances a particular botanical brings to a Gin and, my personal favorite, trying to see if it can be identified in the Gin – it often requires a lot of tasting, a tough job but someone has to do it!

    Regards, David Schofield
    http://www.the-complete-gentleman.com

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