About Flavored Gin

About Flavored Gin
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

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.
Boulder Grapefruit & Rose Flavored Pink Gin
90 points
$33
Pale pink color. Aromas of strawberries in cream, pink lemonade, peony, spearmint, and basil with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length orris root, violet liqueur, and rose petal finish. A hyper-floral gin that packs a lot of flavor into a pretty pink package.
Wild Roots Spirits Cucumber & Grapefruit Infused Gin
87 points
$27
Clear color. Fresh, fruity aromas of cucumber, melon rind, and aloe rub with a medium body and a peppery, charming, long citrus and herb shrub, peppered apples and pears, papaya, and aloe and pepper relish finish. A fun and flavor-packed cucumber Gin that will be great in summer cocktails.
INDOGGO Strawberry Flavored Gin
86 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry Starburst candy, strawberry milk, and hint of herbed citrus peel with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of berry vitamin, pepper jelly, strawberry shortcake, and ink. A pleasant strawberry Flavored Gin for summer cocktails.
Luxardo Sour Cherry Flavored Gin
86 points
$36
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mashed dried choke cherries, rhubarb and rosehip, molasses fig cookie, and envelope glue with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy finish manifesting accents of fig paste and citrus and herb pastry. A nice fruity Sloe-like Gin with good balance and length.
Wembley Strawberry Pink Gin
85 points
$12
Brilliant neon pink color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry lozenge, strawberry frozen custard, bubblegum, and hint of cough syrup with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry milk, chalk, and cellophane berry candy wrapper. A berry-like flavored gin for Cosmos and carefree sipping on the rocks.
Barrister Orange Gin
84 points
$23
Light salmon pink color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange chuckles and tang with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium finish with elements of dreamsicle, wisp of spicy cream, and lady grey tea. A fun, fruit forward orange gin for vodka fans.
Glendalough Rose Flavored Gin
84 points
$34
Light neon pink color. Green aromas and flavors of flower and tomato patch dirt path, herbal cough syrup, rhubarb rooibos tea, and saddle soap and brush with a glycerous, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, stimulating, short-to-medium finish revealing notes of spicy creme fraiche. An unusually earthy floral accent gin.
Copperworks Distilling Company Plum Infused Gin Release No. 001
84 points
$59
Dark copper color. Curious aromas and flavors of sassafras in a cedar mug, craft cola and prune juice, potter’s clay, and turmeric and sandalwood incense with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish that exhibits elements of molasses fruit cake and pepper. An intriguing cola-like flavored gin for creative cocktail play and vermouth fans.
June by G’Vine Royal Pear & Cardamom Flavored Gin
84 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of licorice candy, ripe pear, and pine sap with a glycerous, bright, off-dry medium body and a short-to-medium finish revealing notes of spiced exotic tropical fruits and macerated pineapple. A curious, rambunctious Flavored Gin for daredevil cocktails.