Gin Botanicals

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, …

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Gin Botanical: Juniper Berries. Juniper is the one botanical that all gins have in common; without juniper, it just isn’t gin. Juniper really is the foundation of gin, it’s the canvass onto which you paint. If you were making a blade, the juniper is the steel that you shape, and the other botanicals are the …

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