What Is Gin?
Gin is a spirit whose predominant flavor is derived from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Although a number of different styles of gin have been around because its origins, gin is broadly differentiated into 2 basic specific groups. Distilled gin is crafted in the traditional manner, through re-distilling neutral spirit associated with agricultural source along with juniper berries and other botanicals. Compound gin is created simply by flavor natural spirit with essences and/or other ‘natural flavorings’ with out re-distillation. The actual minimum bottled alcohol power for gin is 37.5% ABV within the E.U., 40% ABV within the USA, the general standard is 37.5- 40% in Australia but you will find Gin up to 50% in duty free outlets
This is the Gin we focus on, we use esters and food flavourings to craft our different characteristics of our gin. But we have preblended flavourings which we simply mix with our distilled filtered alcohol or flavourless vodka.
Still Spirits Gin – A distinctive Gin of outstanding character, clean tasting with a strong Juniper flavour and Angelica Spice.
Still Spirits Blue Jewel Gin – An exceptionally smooth gin with abundant citrus aroma. This essence fills the mouth with complex aromatic spices, and finishes with just a touch of sweetness. Enjoy in a tall glass with tonic and ice.
Still Spirits Dry Gin – Distinctive Dry Gin following the English style
Essencia Blue Sapphire Gin – The classic London dry gin. An ultra smooth yet complex gin reflecting a wide range of distilled botanicals.
Essencia Gin – Making 5 litres, this is the best value high quality gin available. A botanical taste experience – perfect alone or mixed with friends.
The History of Gin
Gin was created by Dr. Franciscus Sylvus, the Dutch chemist, within the Sixteenth century in an attempt to cleanse the blood of those struggling with renal system disorders. Sylvus called his development genièvre, French for juniper. Mass manufacture of gin in Britain soon followed because King Bill III utilized his grudge towards France to prohibit expensive spirits imports from the nation and made inexpensive gin accessible for that public.
Gin is a light-bodied, spirits made from the mash associated with cereal grain, usually corn, rye, barley and wheat that has few congeners. The primary taste and fragrance notes tend to be led through juniper fruits. Additional botanicals that are often used in gin include cilantro, ” lemon ” as well as orange peels, fennel, cassia, anise, almond as well as angelica. Gin amounts in between 80-90 proof or 40-45% with manufacturers legally can not qualify their gin by age.
London Dry Gin:
Birmingham Dry is the standard of high quality in the world of gin. The flowery and fragrant qualities of this type of gin are due to botanicals added throughout the second or even third distillation. The gases from all of these flavour agents get to the alcohol as they pass through the specialised still by having an attachment known as a gin head. Dry gins are preferred to make Martinis.
Plymouth Gin is really a obvious, somewhat fruity, full-bodied gin that’s very aromatic. This kind of gin originated in the port of Plymouth about the British Channel, however just one distillery, Plymouth, Coates & Co., has the right to create Plymouth Gin now. A few drinks as an Admiral Benbow and Douglas Fairbanks Drink particularly call for Plymouth Gin.
Old Tom Gin:
Old Tom Gin is a more gratifying version of London Dry Gin. Basic syrups are used to distinguish this old style associated with gin through it’s contemporaries. Old Tom had been the initial gin employed for Tom Collins and the gin of preference in the 1800s. Although it had been unavailable in the United States as of the 50′s, Old Tom Gin is still sold in England.
Nederlander or Genever Gin:
Genever Gin, or even Schiedam, is the Nederlander edition of gin. This particular variety is actually distilled from malted feed mash similar to whiskey and is commonly reduce proof (70-80 proof, 40%) than English alternatives. Genever Gin is often older, aged within oak kegs for 1-3 years and comes in 2 distinctive styles. Oude (old) Genever may be the unique style having a hay hue and is fairly sweet and fragrant, while Jonge (young) Genever includes a drier palate and lighter in weight entire body. Enjoy Genever in drinks such as Sweet City.