About Gin and Genever from Germany

About Gin  and  Genever from Germany
The spirits industry is a strong and varied one in Germany. Most famous are the brandies and eau-de-vie, made from fruits such as cherry, pear and apple. The term schnapps can refer to an eau-de-vie or it can simply mean a strong alcoholic drink. There are also vodkas (flavored and unflavored), London-style gins and whiskeys produced in Germany. Most are consumed locally; few are exported outside Europe.

Top Picks for Germany

Gin and Genever

Elephant Navy Strength Gin
96 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fig jam and quince paste, sassafras float with horchata ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, and delicate fancy herbal cologne with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, intricate, endless finish revealing notes of floral and citrus sorbets, coriander tea, pink peppercorns, and fruit leather. A powerfully delicious, full-throttle gin with deep layers of flavor and a long seemingly endless finish.
Elephant London Dry Gin
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of orange candies, coleman’s fuel, honeyed rye toast, and chai with maple with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish conveying touches of anise, pepper, and dried citrus. A dry, earthy gin perfect for cocktails with tonic.
Elephant Orange & Cocoa Gin
92 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fruit loops, chocolate covered orange peels, almond danish, and grand marnier with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with accents of orange chiffon, tangerine herbal tea, white chocolate nuts, and pepper. A delightfully pure and finesseful orange flavored gin that will be fun to experiment with in creative cocktail play.
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin
89 points
$64
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of celery seed, dried lime, citronella, and kiwi with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish displaying suggestions of hints of juniper, earl grey, fresh cut grass, and starfruit. A citrusy and grassy Gin that will perk up cocktails; this is a contemporary and bold take that will offer a wide array of cocktail play options.