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About Gin

Gin is a neutral spirit flavored with juniper berries and a wide variety of other botanical flavorings. Spices, roots, seeds, flowers, leaves, and fruits can all be used to flavor gin, but juniper must be the main flavor.  Gin originated in Holland but can be produced all over the world. Styles of Gin include London Dry, Plymouth, Old Tom, and Genever.



There are two main categories of gin. Compound gin is less expensive and involves blending neutral spirits with flavorings and extracts.  Distilled gin is made from a fermented mash in a pot still. The botanical components are added during the second distillation and can be mixed into the distilling mash, or placed on a screen above the mash.  Distilled gins have a more elegant and distinct flavor.