About Flavored Gin

Serve in a Rocks Glass
All gins are flavored, however Flavored Gin is a white spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices) and additional fruit or floral flavors or essences. The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in Gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All Gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15.
Top Picks for Flavored Gin
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Zephyr
Elderberry Black London Dry Gin
Clear color. Lively, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of alpine herb lozenge, berry custard, and lemon and orange blossoms with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long Buddha’s hand, bergamot, juniper jelly on raisin toast, and pink pepper and chalk finish. A wonderful melange of fruit, herb, and floral tones that will be fun to mix with.
93 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214673
Jackelope & Jenny
Pear Gin
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe Bartlett pear and honey cream with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length lemon poppyseed muffin finish. A fun, pure pear flavored gin with low juniper character for vodka drinkers.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214384
Elephant Gin
German Sloe Gin
Cloudy garnet color. Delicate, spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of spicy pie crust, sour cherry compote, and chocolate berries with a lightly tannic, crisp, moderately sweet medium-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length herbs, peppercorns, berry tea, and medicinal roots and bark finish. A well made sloe gin with a nice pepper finish.
89 points $37.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219507
MAGELLAN
Iris Flavored Gin
Pale cobalt blue color. Aromas of mint mouthwash, geranium, and cedar pencil with an oily, lively, dryish light body and a warming, relaxed fresh spearmint, juniper candy, and lemon custard finish. A curiously festive gin for mixing.
88 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214674
Jackelope & Jenny
Aged Pear Gin
Pale golden straw color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas of Bartlett pear cider and pie and delicate spices with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a warming, compelling, breezy peppery spices, pear custard, and honeyed herb muffin finish. A very pear flavored gin for summer cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208844
Seagram’s
Twisted Lime Gin
Clear color. Rich aromas and flavors of key lime pie with a glycerous, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, carefree finish displaying overtones of meringue, lime Jell-O, and delicate herb bread. A fun, zesty lime flavored gin that will mix well.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208848
Seagram’s
Twisted Peach Gin
Clear color. Rich aromas and flavors of peach skin and peach sorbet with a glycerous, bright, off-dry medium body and an engaging, breezy finish with suggestions of minerals, pepper, and bubblegum. A fun peach flavored spirit.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208846
Seagram’s
Twisted Melon Gin
Clear color. Bright aromas of honeydew melon rind, wax candy, and cucumber peel with a supple, shy, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk pepper spice, fruit stripe gum wrapper, mint whip cream, and soapy finish. A pleasant melon flavored spirit.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208847
Seagram’s
Twisted Red Berry Gin
Clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of berry powdered drink mix and cherry cough drop with a lightly tannic, shy, fruity thin body and a warming, brisk waxy gum wrapper, pepper, and diet berry water finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208845
Seagram’s
Twisted Pineapple Gin
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of canned pineapple slices and tropical lifesavers with a supple, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a brisk finish evoking accents of pineapple wax candy and chalk. A pleasant pineapple spirit for mixing.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab