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What makes gin?

The two things you need for a drink to be described as ‘gin’ are: alcohol (gin needs to be at least 37.5% ABV - alcohol by volume), and the predominant taste needs to be juniper.So once these minimum requirements are met, a gin maker is free to do lots of interesting things with this spirit. Gin makers use all kinds of extra botanicals to create weird wonderful flavours. The most popular of these include citrus, coriander and cardamom. But there’s seemingly no end to the flavours added …
31st Jan 2021 York Gin

What makes up gin?

For a drink to be described as ‘gin’, it needs alcohol and a certain predominant taste. In terms of alcohol strength, it needs to be at least 37.5% ABV - alcohol by volume. And the predominant taste needs to be juniper.The alcohol comes form neutral spirit and the juniper taste comes from juniper berries. Water is used to dilute the alcohol to the required strength.Once these minimum requirements are met, a gin maker is free to do lots of interesting things with this spirit.Gin makers use all ki …
1st May 2019 York Gin

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