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The Best Gins

Tracing its origins to the Middle Ages, when juniper-infused spirits were popular Lowland herbal remedies, gin is experiencing a renaissance of sorts as a new generation of drinkers discovers its intense taste. The excitement, flavors and aromas of great gin more than warrant its recent worldwide resurgence. As you look at cocktail menus, back bars and party bars across the globe, the assortment of gins is front and center. This elixir starts as a neutral spirit, which is then exposed to juniper berries to achieve its distinctively crisp character. An assortment of other flavorings known as "botanicals" are added to give each gin a proprietary flavor profile. These botanicals come in the form of herbs, flowers, fruits, barks and roots, and may be either infused or steeped to produce the unique and complex flavors of gin. The following is a list and description of ten of the greatest gins you can enjoy currently.


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The excitement, flavors and aromas of great gin more than warrant its recent worldwide resurgence. Discover this juniper-infused spirit.