The best gins on the market have the right mix of botanicals to give them a standout taste. That's the case with Isle Of Harris Gin, along with subtle coastal notes that come from hand-harvested Sugar kelp. Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Licorice and Cassia Bar round out the botanical list, and it's packaged in this beautiful, award winning bottle designed by the team at Stranger and Stranger.
Inspired from a mission to make the perfect cocktail gin, Vigilant Gin is a great looking new kid on the block in the gin industry. This London style dry gin employs hand-foraged Oregon juniper berries, citrus, and an herbal blend that helps balance it out nicely. Distilled in Washington, DC, it's worthy of a spot at your bar for the packaging alone, but makes a gin cocktail you can be proud of as well.
The distillers at Empire Spirits know that the first flavor you associate with gin is juniper. But they also want you to know that there's a lot more to gin than those traditional botanicals. Empire Spirits Project Smoked Gin is the first of its kind in the U.S. featuring applewood smoked juniper notes along with caraway and peppercorn. The result is a gin that pushes smoke to the forefront, while the botanicals smooth the spirit out to help make it a cocktail component like you've never had before.
While gin works best in cocktails, you might be surprised at how delicious barrel-aged gin can be when enjoyed neat or over ice. Koval Whiskey Barrel-Aged Gin is a great candidate, made using the same recipe as the distillery's dry gin. It's then placed in barrels that at one time held Koval whiskey for a full six months. The time in the barrel not only gives the spirit a nice, brown color, but also soothes the piney flavors that the dry gin exudes. Packaged in this beautiful bottle with intricate argyle die-cutting and bronze foil patterns.
It's tough to beat a refreshing gin cocktail during the summer. And this Bully Boy Gin from Boston, Massachusetts looks like a great choice for your home bar. It's an Estate Gin, which means it starts with a blend of neutral apple and grain. It's then distilled using Stormalong hard cider — another Massachusetts company. Then wild Juniperus virginiana and McIntosh apples are added, sourced from the family farm of the Bully Boy co-founders. Coriander and lemon are then added for an extra botanical punch that blends in perfectly in your next summer cocktail.
Gin is one of the most versatile spirits on the planet, and the folks at Pickering's put that reputation to the test with these limited edition Pickering's Oak Aged Gins. They traveled to source some of the best ex-Scotch whisky casks before bringing them home and filling them with their gin. Casks were chosen from each of the five Scotch regions — Highland, Islay, Island, Lowland, and Speyside. The different casks provide unique flavors and colors to the Pickerings' Gin, but with a yield of only 200 bottles per cask, they won't last long.