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Roosevelt Bar Denver: Mixology 101 Gin

Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries!

gin bottles

From its earliest beginnings in the Middle Ages, gin has evolved over the course of a millennium from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Today, the gin category is one of the most popular and widely distributed range of spirits, and is represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavor profiles that all revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.

 

juniper berries

Juniper Berries

The Dutch physician Franciscus Sylvius is often credited with the invention of gin in the mid 17th century

 

Bombay   Most Gin is initially distilled in efficient column stills. The resulting spirit is high-proof, light-bodied, and clean with a minimal amount of congeners (flavor compounds) and flavoring agents.

Top-quality gins and genevers are flavored in a unique manner. After one or more distillations the base spirit is redistilled one last time. During this final distillation the alcohol vapor wafts through a chamber in which the dried juniper berries and botanicals are suspended.

 

 The United Kingdom produces mostly dry Gin, primarily from column stills. British gins tend to be high proof (90° or 45% ABV) and citrus-accented from the use of dried lemon and Seville orange peels in the mix of botanicals. British gins are usually combined into mixed drinks.

 

“Gin is a particularly interesting challenge for the small-batch distiller, since its flavor profile can vary dramatically depending on which aromatics in the (usually secret) recipe. While juniper is the defining flavor in any gin, newer contemporary versions have dialed back the juniper quotient and amplified citrus and other components.” – tastingpanelmag.com

 

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