GIN REVIEWS

Most consumers have heard about the 3 or 4 leading brands of Gin.

Tanqueray
Bombay
Gordons
Beefeaters

We invite you to explore the fragrance and taste of the hundreds types of Gin brands produced around the world.
 

TOP SELLING GIN – BEST GIN BRANDS – GIN BRAND REVIEWS

Anchor Juniper Gin – USA Anchor Juniper Premium gin produced in California by Anchor Steam Brewery. Distilled from a blend juniper berried and other botanicals.
Aviation Gin – USA Aviation Gin is made by House Spirits Distilling in Portland, Oregon. The botanicals are Juniper, Cardamom, Coriander, Lavender, Anise Seed, Indian Sarsaparilla, and dried orange peel. Edgy and hot with strong minty juniper flavors. Very clean distillation.

Bafferts Gin – England Bafferts Gin is distilled by Hayman Distillers Limited of London, England since the year 2000 . Triple-distilled with a very light aroma just a hint of juniper, citrus and spice. Result is crisp and light, ideal gin for Martinis. Bafferts is a gin even vodka lovers will enjoy.

Barton London Extra Dry Gin- USA Barton London Extra Dry Gin is 100% Grain Neutral Spirits. Light, dry, clear spirit that is heartily flavored with juniper and other botanicals with attractive citrus zest aromas. Smooth and silky, it lacks the complexity of other London Dry styles. Perfect for a martini.

Beefeater Gin – England Beefeater Gin London Dry Gin, first produced in 1820 by a pharmacist, James Burrough. He believed he could create the perfect blend of botanical and grains to produce a distinctively bold, full-bodies and aromatic gin. Beefeater gin is distilled from best grains with flavors of wild juniper, coriander and a taste of aromatic citrus. Gold medal winner at the 2000 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Bottled and distributed in UK by James Burrough Ltd.. The most exported variety of gin in the world.




Beefeater Wet Gin – England Beefeater Wet Gin is a new kind of gin created through a careful post-distillation hydrating process and infused with a hint of pear flavor. Rather than the traditional dry, Beefeater Wet Gin has a sweeter “wet” flavor. A complex balance of flavors that glides over the palate as a clean, fresh bouquet brimming with lightness and soft, fruity aromas.

Blue Gin – Austria Blue Gin is made by Hans Reisetbauer, the renowned, premier Austrian distiller. Blue Gin is distilled only once a year, between February and May and is called a “vintage”. The edition is limited. Fresh, elegant juniper aroma, complex, incredibly complex but very clean with floral fragrant and character of spicy botanicals. Blue Gin contains 43 percent alcohol by volume.

Bluecoat American Gin – USA Bluecoat is an American Dry Gin. Five times distilled in a custom designed, hand hammered copper pot still; and then softened to proof with triple filtered water. Made with organic juniper berries and angelica root combined with a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals. Unique in flavor. Unsurpassed in character. Bottled in a cobalt-blue cologne bottle.

Bols Gin – Holland Bols Gin is triple distilled using 50% malt wine and neutral grainspirits. Infused with lots of spice, juniper and some citrus. It has a wonderful blending of favors. Very clean distillation. Bols was on the US market until Prohibition. It was re-introduced in the US just recently in 2008.

Bombay Dry Gin – England Bombay Dry Gin is distilled with eight botanicals using a recipe thatdates back to 1761. A distinctive dry gin popular among serious gin drinkers. Clean bouquet of coriander, juniper and citrus. Spicy flavors of vanilla and juniper. It’s captivating hard alcohol flavor s best used as a base for gin cocktails.

Bombay Sapphire Gin – England Bombay Sapphire gin is one of the fastest growing premium gins,distilled with 10 botanicals that include grains of paradise, almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, cubeb berries, orris, coriander, angelica, cassia bark and 100% grain neutral spirits. Made in the ‘London Dry’ style. A little stronger than other gins with 47 percent alcohol by volume (94 proof). Bombay Sapphire gin leaves a long, slowly fading spicy aftertaste.

Boodles London Dry Gin – England Boodles London Dry Gin is a classic combination of juniper and coriander with a smooth, oily finish. Reminiscent of citrus, flowers, spices. Good mixed with tonic. 100% grain neutral spirits.

Boomsma Gin – Holland Boomsma Genever Gin is it is aged in oak. The body is thick and buttery. A nose of white pepper, orange zest, juniper, and coriander. The flavor and its golden color will surprise many gin drinkers. Some say it reminds them of vanilla and baked apple with hints of juniper and cinnamon.

Booth’s London Dry Gin – England Booth’s London Dry Gin uses the same recipe that was invented by Felix Booth in 1740. Distilled from grain. It is not as flavorful as the other gins. A bit of a tannic manufactured taste. Best used as a mixture with other spirits.

Brockmans Gin – London Brockmans Gin is made from 100% English grain, quadruple distilled andflavored with 10 botanicals. It uses Bulgarian coriander, blueberries and blackberries to create an aromatic smooth taste.

Broker’s London Dry Gin – England Broker’s London is a very dry gin distilled using neutral grain spirits and ten botanicals. Scents of lemon zest, coriander and orris root produce a crisp, clean finish. Perfect for a gin and tonic.

Gin Quote: “I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast. You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.” – W.C. Fields



Bulldog Gin – England Bulldog Gin is a London Dry Distilled Gin. Quadruple-distilled ultra-refined using traditional copper-pots with juniper, dragon eye, natural poppy, lotus leaves, citrus and other botanicals give it a unique balance. A gin with an irresistible character.

Burnett’s London Dry Gin – USA Burnett’s London Dry Gin is made by Heaven Hill Distillery according to Sir Robert Burnett’s 1770 recipe. The crisp, refreshing flavor is light and in the classic London Dry style. Burnett’s London Dry is a sweeter citrus and juniper gin with a spice and black pepper finish.

Cascade Mountain Gin – USA Cascade Mountain Gin is crafted with wild, handpicked juniper berries from the Central Oregon high desert plateau. A micro-distilled gin bottled at 95 proof. Cascade Mountain is clean and pure with crisp herbal and lush juniper flavors. Smooth on the palate.

citadelle gin gin reviews gin brandsCitadelle Gin – France  Citadelle Gin is made in France by cognac maker Gabriel & Andreu. Triple-distilled from wheat in small batches in traditional copper alembic stills. A recipe of a nineteen botanicals developed by a distillery in Dunkirk in 1771. Dunkirk was one of the first ports of call in Europe for many explorers sailing back from the Orient. This premium gin has a unique, complex, well-balanced flavor with a long finish. I highly recommend this gin.

Clearheart Gin – USA Clearheart Gin is made in the traditional Genever style combining a fresh botanical blend of juniper berries, coriander, orris root, fresh orange and cucumber. Distilled in Iowa.

Cork Dry Gin – Ireland Cork Dry Gin was first distilled in 1793 by the Watercourse Distillery using an original recipe of botanicals and spices brought to the port of Cork by sailing ships from around the world. Cork Dry Gin is the number one selling gin in Ireland. It is now manufactured by the Cork Distilleries Company. Cork Dry Gin contains a complex blend of aromatic juniper berry, tangy lemon, lime citrus, coriander and exotic botanical flavors which create its uniquely refreshing taste.

Damrak Gin – Holland Damrak Gin is distilled 5 times with juniper, citrus, honeysuckle and 15 other botanicals. Produced from a recipe dating back to the 1700’s. It’s unique complexity provides a spicy licorice and juniper taste.

Darnley’s View Gin – Scotland Darnley’s View is made with a selection of six carefully selected berries, seeds, peels roots and flowers. The principal botanicals are juniper, lemon peel and elderflower. Darnley’s View is made in the time honored way by redistilling the botanicals with a five times distilled neutral grain spirit in a pot still.A complex flavor entirely unique made in small batches of limited quantities.

Desert Juniper Gin – USA Desert Juniper Gin is made by Bend Distillery in Bend, OR. Desert Juniper uses no chemical additives or aromatic fragrances. Micro-distilled from 100% natural grains, fresh Northwest botanicals and wild hand-picked juniper berries. It has a light golden yellow color. Slightly sweet and robust.

DH Krahn Gin – USA DH Krahn Gin is a super premium gin that was launched in 2006 by Dave Hughes and Scott Krahn. It is a classic London Gin style with distinctive clean citrus crisp scent. Single distilled in Stupfler Sysyetm Alambic pot stills. It’s very high quality and low 80 proof alcohol content makes it enjoyed on the rocks.

Dry Fly Washington Gin – USA Read Dry Fly Washington Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Filliers Gin – Belgium Filliers Corn Gin in Belgium has an outstanding reputation in quality.The Filliers Distillery was established in Bachte-Maria-Leerne (near Deinze,Belgium) in 1880. The corn gin is made in a real agricultural distillery.

Fleischmann Extra Dry Gin – USA Fleischmann Extra Dry Gin was the first American-made gin, starting in 1870. A creamy, lighter-styled gin with a nice peppery finish. Fleischmann has a lighter gin taste, making it more mixable.

Gabriel Boudier Gin – France Gabriel Boudier is a leading micro-distiller in Dijon France with a reputation for fine spirits since 1874. The French colonial recipe consists of eight natural botanicals handcrafted in small batch pots. Saffron is added to give a delicately spicy character.

Genevieve Gin – USA Genevieve Gin is made by Anchor Brewing Company. It is their attempt to re-create the earliest gins, which came to be known as “genever”. It is distilled in a copper pot still from a grain mash of wheat, barley, and rye malts. A slight haze may form, which is normal for this all-natural product.

Gilbey’s Gin – England Gilbey’s Gin was first introduced in 1872 and now has 17 distilleries around the world to meet global demand. Gilbeys Gin is a delicate blend of 12 natural ingredients giving a smooth, refreshing taste with a hint of citrus. The dragon on the front of the label is called a Wyvern, a mythical winged animal with a long association with London, the home of dry gin.

Ginebra San Miguel Gin – Philippines Ginebra San Miguel Gin is Philippines leading gin. Established in 1834 by the Ayala family. It has an exquisite blend of botanicals, citrus, flavors of juniper berries to create a soothing, classy taste.

Gordon’s London Dry Gin – England Gordon’s London Dry Gin is made with 100% natural ingredients and botanicals. It was developed in London in 1769 by a Scot, Alexander Gordon, who had opened a distillery in Clerkenwell. It is distilled in 18th century copper pot stills just as it was in 1769 when it was created. It has a strong juniper scent balanced with fresh coriander, fresh citrus, peppermint, licorice and other spices.

Greenall’s London Dry Gin – England Greenall’s is made at Warrington distillery where Bombay Sapphire is produced. After over 200 years, it still remains independent family produced gin. All the ingredients are carefully selected from around the world and only 100% grain alcohol is used in production. It has a very smooth and distinctive taste.

Greylock Gin – USA  
Greylock Gin is hand crafted in small batches by Berkshire Mountain Distillers at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition.

G’Vine Gin – France G’Vine Gin is distilled from Fleur de Vigne (Green Grape Flowers) by EuroWineGate of Cognac, France. The aroma of this super-premium gin is filled with a fresh and exciting bouquet of juniper, rosemary and lemon. It was released in United States in 2006.

Hendrick’s Gin – Scotland Hendrick’s Gin is handcrafted in small batches with traditional botanicals, juniper, cucumber, coriander, citrus peel and rose petals. Hendrick’s is clean, crisp and refreshing. In a taste test published by The Wall Street Journal, tasters rated it number one and the Most Flavorful Super Premium Gin.

Iceberg London Dry Gin – Canada Iceberg London Dry Gin is light, flavorful and smooth in character. The juniper finish is a soft and spicy.

Jensen’s Bermondsey Gin – England Bermondsey Gin is made in a very traditional London style. It is a true London distilled dry gin made only using the botanicals found in ginsfrom the 1800s. Bermondsey Gin does not include cucumber, rose, grains of paradise or any of the other strange botanicals that have been introduced to gin making in the last twenty years. Made with fresh juniper, coriander, orris root, angelica and licorice.

Junipero Dry Gin- USA Read Junipero Dry Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Juniper Green Organic Gin – England Juniper Green Organic Gin is produced in London. Juniper Green is the world’s first Organic London Dry Gin made in England. It is distilled from grain grown without artificial fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides or pesticides.

Leopold Bros. Gin- USA Read Leopold Bros. Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Martin Miller Gin – England Martin Miller’s Gin is produced in England and utilizes Icelandic Glacial spring water to their unique gin recipe. Full-flavored gin with a sweet soft balance of juniper, orange and lemon peel, coriander, licorice, cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, angelica, and orris root botanicals. Mixes well in almost any gin cocktail. Makes a excellent gin martini.

New Amsterdam Straight Gin – USA The initial sensation in the mouth is soft and supple, leading to a smooth medium bodied palate and the intriguing flavors of candied orange peel. sweet spice and delicate botanicals. The finish is long and silky with a ripe citrus and delicate juniper. Gold Winner 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition 89 points, 2009 BTI International Spirits Winner

Old Raj Gin – England Old Raj is from the England’s Cadenhead, best known for its independent Scotch whisky. It comes in 92 and 110 proof. One of the highest proof gins. Old Raj is slightly yellowish in color due to the infusion of saffron. It has big body and ultra dry with hint of juniper berry.

New Deal Portland Dry Gin No. 3- USA Read New Deal Portalnd Dry Gin No. 3 brand Review under American USA Gin

No. 209 Gin – USA Read No. 209 Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Old Tom Gin – England Old Tom Gin was formerly made by a variety of distillers around theworld. Recently was re-introduced by Hayman’s distillery based on an original recipe. It is a lightly sweetened gin popular in 18th-century England. Slightly sweet and drier than London Dry.

Organic Nation Gin – USA Read Organic Nation Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Pink47 Gin – England Pink 47, London Dry Gin is distilled with 12 botanicals carefully selected from around the globe. It is infused with citrus and almonds from Spain with West African nutmeg and several exotic spices from the Orient.

Plymouth Gin – England Plymouth Gin is made at the historic Black Friars Distillery in Plymouth where it originated over 200 years ago. First distilled in 1793, Plymouth Dry Gin is highly aromatic, smooth and refined with a bouquet of citrus and juniper. One of only three alcoholic beverages to have Protected Geographical Indication under EU law (alongside Champagne and Cognac).

Quintessential Gin – England Quintessential Gin is made with 11 distinct botanicals. Distilled five times for purity and smoothness in Warrington, England. Silky flavor, medium body with essence of exotic lotus flower leaves and lavender.

Right Gin – Sweden Right Gin distilled from corn grain in Sweden has a very fragrant and herbal scent accented with rose flowers, orange oil and sweet cardamom spice. Distilled five times using eight botanicals from six countries and soft, arctic water. Released in 2007.

Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin – USA Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin is made with 100% grain neutral spirits and botanicals, then aged in charred white oak whiskey barrels giving it a rich flavor balanced with aromatics. The best selling gin London Dry Gin in the United States.

Sipsmith Gin – London A particularly dry gin with a zesty, citrus finish. The quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Bold, complex and aromatic – smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced, perfect for a Gin and Tonic. Visit Sipsmith website: http://www.sipsmith.com

South Gin – New Zealand South Gin is considered the world’s freshest gin crafted from New Zealand’s manuka berries and kawa kawa leaves as well as angelica leaves, gentian, lemon citrus, orris root and juniper berries. New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people believe manuka berries and kawa kawa have medicinal properties. A complicated gin full of flavor and adventure.

St. George Terrior Gin – USA Read St. George Terrior Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Steinhäger Gin – German Steinhäger Gin is the most well–known German gin. It derives its name from the village of Steinhagen in North Rhine-Westphalia, where during the 19th century about 20 distilleries were founded to produce the juniper oil required for the gin. Sold in stone flagons.

Taaka Dry Gin – USA Taaka Dry Gin is a high quality London Dry Gin with a “secret formula”. The precise formula of Taaka Gin is a secret. Made from the finest grain that are carefully processed and cleaned to be free of impurities. Triple distilled and charcoal filtered for unmatched clarity and raw flavor smoothness.

Tanqueray London Dry Gin – England Tanqueray London Dry Gin is 94.6 proof, distilled in Finsbury, England using the Tanqueray family 150 year old secret recipe. Tanqueray is quadruple distilled from only the finest botanicals. A robust gin full juniper character with a slightly oily finish.

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin – England Tanqueray No. Ten Gin is a super premium gin imported from England.Made in small batches distilled four times crafted with hand-picked whole fruit botanicals. Described as “sublimely fresh with depth and a complex flavor with a mouth-feel that can only be described as unctuous”. Tremendous depth of flavor.

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin – England Tanqueray Rangpur Gin is distilled with Rangpur limes, juniper, bay leaf, ginger and other botanicals. The Rangpur lime is only found in India. A new style of gin with a citrus, herbal and gingery bouquet well suited for cocktails.

The London Gin No.1 Original Blue Gin – England London Gin No.1 Original Blue Gin is quadruple distilled in small batches under the careful eye of Master Distiller Charles Maxwell. It is made from the highest quality English grain spirit and contains with 13 key botanicals. A sophisticated, well rounded gin.

Tower of London Gin – England Tower of London Gin is from 100% premium grain distilled in copper potstills. Loaded with citrus and succulent fruit flavors.

Tru2 Organic Gin – USA Tru2 Organic Gin is made in mall batches distilled from organic wheat. The organic gin uses unusual botanicals such as lavender, lemon zest, and chamomile. The amber color is the true color of the botanicals. A tree will be planted for every bottle sold.

Uganda Waragi Gin – Uganda Uganda Waragi Gin is the leading branded distilled beverage in Uganda. It is triple distilled. Smooth and flavorful with the spirit of Africa.

Van Gogh Gin – Holland Van Gogh Gin is a super premium gin from Holland made by Dirkzwager Distillery. Van Gogh Gin is produced with 10 botanicals in small batches. Triple distilled, twice in column stills then in a traditional pot still. Alluring herbal aroma and soft finish.

Voyager Distilled Dry Gin – USA Read Voyager distilled Dry Gin brand Review under American USA Gin

Whitley Neill Gin – England Whitley Neill Gin is distilled in very small batches in an antique copper pot still (over 100 years old), ensuring the highest quality for each batch. Whitley Neill is an independent, family run company with 4 generations of distilling heritage. Infused with two African botanicals Baobob and Cape Gooseberry giving a spicy and exotic flavor with a pleasant lingering finish.

Zuidam Gin – Holland Zuidam Gin is crafted in the tradition of family distilling in Holland.Exceptionally ultra premium high quality, small batch gin. The botanicals, spices and herbs used are all natural ingredients. It is the perfect martini gin.

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