Drink like a boss – Gin you need to know right now

Available in : Vietnamese

 

February 20.2021

 

After this long year, we all deserve a little refreshment. And nothing says quite like a chilled glass of gin, topped with tonic water and a slice of lime. Here are the 10 more quality gins from around the world you need to know right now.

 

 

 

Roku Gin

 

Roku is the Japanese word for number six in reference to the six Japanese botanicals in Roku Gin: “Sakura flower, sakura leaf, yuzu peel, sencha tea, gyokuro (green) tea and sansho pepper. This is a delicate and smooth gin with subtle, sweet citrus and delicate floral notes.

How to sip it? With a light tonic or a splash of sparkling water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams Elegant 48

 

What makes Williams Elegant 48 Gin so unique is that it’s distilled from 48 varieties of rare apples, which grow in 200-year-old orchards on a farm just north of London, England. Other botanicals including juniper, citrus, and floral notes, giving it a clean and aromatic taste.

How to sip it?

Served with elderflower tonic, garnished with a slice of green apple.

 

 

 

 

 

Gin Mare

 

 

 

 

 

This gin is distilled in Spain with botanicals like basil, rosemary, and olives. All Mediterranean Sea in a glass.

How to sip it? Served with Mediterranean tonic and garnished with fresh thyme or in a dry martini.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sipsmith Gin

 

Sipsmith Gin serves up a few different styles of gin. Its London Dry Gin is classic and bold, with floral notes on the nose, a strong juniper-forward taste, and a finish that hints of lemon. The Lemon Drizzle Gin is sweeter on the nose, with hints of vanilla and a licorice finish. The Zesty Orange Gin has more of a tangy finish, with a hint of sweet cinnamon.

How to sip it?

In martinis and Negronis, or in a gin & tonics

 

 

 

 

Martin Millers

 

Distilled in England, this gin is shipped to Iceland where it is reduced to bottling strength with fresh spring water. Spicier than most, its clean taste with refreshing notes of citrus and notes of cardamom and black pepper and superb balance make it hugely enjoyable.

How to sip it? With tonic and garnishing with fresh strawberry and a bit of black pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

Ferdinand‘s Saar Dry Gin

Hailing from Germany, Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is crafted with more than 30 different botanicals, including a small amount of semi-sweet Riesling, a wine native to Germany.

Floral notes with lavender and lemongrass are followed by subtle citrus and rosehip giving it an incredibly soft and dry finish with a long aftertaste.”

How to sip it? In a dry martini or with Mediterranean tonic.

 

 

 

 

Tanqueray Ten

 

 

 

 

Clean, crisp, classic, this gin has more citrusy than the standard Tanqueray Dry, with a harmonious mix of grapefruit, citrus, and juniper.

How to sip it? Add a measure of Tanqueray No. Ten gin and shake well before straining into a tumbler over ice. Garnish with a slice of red grapefruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. George Terroir Mount Tam Gin

 

 

St. George Terroir Mount Tam Gin’s Producers donate a portion of their profits to the California wilderness. Produced in California, you’ll notice strong notes of pine, probably because one of the botanicals used is Douglas fir.

How to sip it? With lime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin

 

Japan is expert when it comes to whiskey, but did you know that they’ve also got a strong grasp on gins? This one is from a small producer in Kyoto. It’s rice-based with floral notes that are evocative of shiso and bamboo leaf.

How to sip it? In a martini-style drink with a shiso garnish, or highball-style in a ‘sonic’ — gin, soda water, and tonic.

 

 

 

 

 

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

 

This particular gin hails from Islay in Scotland, an island typically known for its scotches. Made from 31 different botanicals, it is ranked as one of the highest quality gins in the world.

You are going to find a big nose of citrus in this gin, with slight menthol and lots of floral qualities, with a nice, long, spicy finish.

How to sip it? With so many different botanicals, it is easy to pair it with other ingredients to make several styles of cocktails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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