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

Corgi Spirits Earl Grey Gin
92 points
Amber color. Savory aromas and flavors of dill weed, old bay seasoning, celery salt, black tea, and curry with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that presents impressions of gentian finish. A spicy, savory, and cohesive gin of distinctive character; a great gin for Red Snappers
92 points $34.99
Boulder Grapefruit & Rose Flavored Pink Gin
90 points
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
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
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
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.
June by G’Vine Royal Pear & Cardamom Flavored Gin
84 points
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.
BOODLES Rhubarb & Strawberry Flavored Gin
84 points
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry and blueberry soda, berry and rose pancake syrup, and lemon verbena relish with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, quick finish with impressions of raspberry whipped cream and lightly herbal bread pudding. A candied Gin for punches and spritzes.
Bluecoat Elderflower Flavored Dry Gin
84 points
Golden green color. Aromas of hints of lime peel, coconut, and malt with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a warming, medium-length salted pretzel, juniper jam, lime oil, and coriander finish. A curious citrusy Gin for cocktail play.
June by G’Vine Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Flavored Gin
83 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied apple, sweet pear syrup, ginger ale, hint of rosemary, and Spree candies with a thick, crisp, sweet medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish displaying notes of fruit smoothie and peach nectar. A rich and sweet Flavored Gin with piles of fruit flavor.