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Recently, there has been a botanical boom in flavoured gin. There are so many different varieties, botanicals, and flavours of gin on the market. We’ve found the best flavours on the market today. Jazz up your classic G&T with a unique botanical or a fun flavour! Read on to find out more about the botanical boom in the craft gin world!
Before we jump into the world of flavoured gin, let’s talk about why it’s so popular in the first place. Consumers are always looking for the new big thing. They want to be excited and surprised by flavours and botanicals. Everybody loves a classic G&T with ice cold tonic and fresh lime. But, it’s also so much fun to try new flavour combinations.
Flavoured gin is certainly trendy right now. Who knows how long it will stay around for. What we know for certain is that flavoured gin is everywhere right now. Why not expand your horizons and try a funky new gin botanical? You might just find your new favourite drink…
Flavoured gin comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. By far, the most popular flavoured gin is “pink gin”. Pink gin replaces juniper berries with strawberries, raspberries, or rhubarb. The addition of these fruits gives pink gin its distinctive colouring. Pink gin is generally a lot sweeter and tastier than gin. In particular, pink gin is loved by people who don’t generally like the taste of gin.
Pink gin isn’t as dry, bitter, or overpowering as classic gins. This is because it has added flavours that distract from the intensity of a regular gin. If you’re a massive fan of crisp, flavourful gin, then pink gin probably isn’t for you. It would be better to try a botanical blend with more subtle flavours that are intended to add to the gin, not take away from it. Pink gin hampers are all the rage for days such as valentines day!
So, what are the most popular botanicals infused into flavoured gin?
Whisk yourself away to a desert island with tropical gin. It’s packed full of flavour from passionfruit, mango, and peach. This is a sweet, juicy gin that is perfect for hot summer nights. You’ll love tropical gin if you are already partial to a pink gin or other fruity gins. Serve tropical gin with a citrus tonic and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Trust us, you’ll feel like you’re on a beach in the sun with this delicious drink.
Berry gin, also known as pink gin, is a fan favourite. Berry gin can be made with strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and blackberries. Berry gin is bursting with fresh, berry flavours. It’s a sweet, light, fresh drink that has a lovely pink colour. Berry gin is the perfect drink for a night out with the girls. It’s easy drinking and tastes divine!
Arris Root Flavoured Gin
Arris root is commonly used as a blood purifier for infections. It is also a common infusion in gin. It has a semi-sweet, herbal, floral aroma that makes for a unique and tasty drop. Arris root is a botanical that is often used alongside rose, citrus, or dried herbs.
Rose gin is infused with rose petals. It’s intensely floral in taste, smell, and appearance. Gin is distilled with rose petals and rose fragrance for a deep floral flavour. Rose gin is often infused with juniper, citrus, and coriander to create a unique palate. You’ll love rose gin if you want something a little more complex than berry gin.
Juniper Berry Gin
Juniper notes distinguish gin from vodka. Different brands may increase or reduce the amount of juniper depending on their desired result. Regardless, juniper is absolutely essential to a good gin. Remember, it’s only called gin after vodka has been distilled with juniper! The levels of juniper berry change the flavour profile of the gin. The higher the juniper berry, the drier and deeper the gin will be. This drop isn’t for the faint of heart!
Pine Flavoured Gin
Unsurprisingly, pine flavour derived botanicals create an earthy and woody flavour in the gin. Pine is a great addition to savoury gins that also use evergreen and juniper. Pine gin is loved by people who like savoury, earthy tones. If you’re not a fan of super sweet drinks, try a pine flavoured gin!
Citrus & Zesty Gin
Most gins contain citrus notes. Citrus adds a fresh, zesty, flavourful component to gin. If your gin only has a slightly citrusy character, chances are there won’t actually be any citrus added to the gin, it’s just the coriander seeds! Zesty, citrus gins are a fantastic, refreshing summer drink. Serve with a cold tonic, lots of ice, and fresh citrus.
Herby and Aromatic Gin
Cardamon, coriander, rosemary, and mint, amongst other herbs, are popular gin botanicals. Depending on the distiller, there will be a combination of any of the herbs listed above. If you're drinking a new western dry gin, there may be a surprisingly unique, experimental selection of flavours. Dried herbs give gin a delicious, aromatic flavour that has elements of sweet and savoury.
This one is for the gin aficionados. Do you know someone who loves to push boundaries and try strange things? Truffle gin might be perfect for them! Truffle gin has been infused with truffle oil. This is an intense, flavourful gin. It’s punchy, unique, and very experimental. Serve truffle gin with a citrus based tonic and a sprig of rosemary to bring out the earthy notes. It’s always fun to try something new, especially when it tastes this good!
Purchase a gin gift hamper today and make someone’s day. Our fruity gin box is filled with different flavours and botanicals. A gin gift hamper is a great gift for someone who wants to experiment with new botanicals but doesn’t know where to start. There’s a range of flavours, botanicals, and brands in our hampers to try! You might just help someone find their new favourite drink! Our selection of bespoke gin gift hampers are available now.
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