​What is gin and what is it made from?

​What is gin and what is it made from?

What is gin? And what is it made of?For a drink to be described as ‘gin’ in the UK it must meet two criteria:Strength of alcohol:It must be at least 37.5%ABV (alcohol by volume)Taste:It must taste predominantly of juniper.So gin is a distilled spirit with a minimum alcohol strength (it can be stronger than 37.5%) and juniper is the only mandatory ‘botanical’.(‘Botanicals’ are the herbs, spices, fruit etc that are added to the alcohol to give the gin its flavour.) Popular botanicals include coria …
12th Apr 2021 York Gin

​What is gin made from?

Gin is made from neutral spirit, distilled with botanicals (herbs, spices, fruit, etc - which must include juniper berries), and diluted with water to a strength of at least 37.5% ABV (alcohol by volume).Neutral spirit has been made traditionally from fermenting ingredients such as grains, potatoes, fruit and sugar cane.While the alcohol and juniper are the key ingredients, gin makers add a bewildering array of botanicals to make their gin stand out from the crowd. These include many different f …
28th Oct 2020 York Gin

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