Top 3 Gin Brands As Ranked by Foodable Labs

Top 3 Gin Brands As Ranked by Foodable Labs

Did you know that the name ‘Gin’ derived from the Dutch drink ‘Jenever’?

Traditional Jenever, or Genever, was originally produced by distilling malt wine and adding juniper berries to mask the unpleasant flavor.

Now, the Gin category is considered one of the broadest since it can be made from any neutral spirit alcohol made from agricultural products like grain (barley, maize, etc.) or molasses.

Currently, there are three defined ways of producing Gin, according to the European Community Regulation 110/2008, which governs spirit drinks

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The Rise of Specialty Gin and Tonics

The Rise of Specialty Gin and Tonics

By Natalie Migliarini, Foodable Contributor

In recent years, the classic cocktail trend of the gin and tonic has been on the rise.  It is a simple drink that can be made at home or consistently made at any bar around the world.  Not only are bartenders embracing these trends but they are also responding by offering gin and tonic menus.  

These menus are laced with specialty and house made tonics and a wide variety of gins.  This allows guest to customize their gin and tonics by mixing and matching the gin and tonics based on their preferences, as well as bartender-made specialty gin and tonic cocktails.

The Winslow, NYC

This East Village bar and eatery is inspired by British public houses.  This bar offers guests the opportunity to customize their gin and tonic cocktail based on their flavor preferences.  They showcase four specialty tonics including Q-Tonic, Fentimans, Fevertree, and a house made tonic. Guests can choose one of the above tonics to pair with their choice of nine different gins from around the world.  These nine gins have tasting notes that help guests decide what flavor profile they would like to drink.  

Some of these include:

  • Spring 44 Gin: Mid palate of cinnamon with a finish of lavender from Colorado

  • Brooklyn Gin: A citrus heavy, elegant gin with notes of mellow juniper and rosemary

  • Bull Dog Gin: Coriander, juniper with subtle citrus make this British gin unique

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