Gin is a very popular beverage around the world, and only a true gin connoisseur knows what it is to taste a good drink that is of the highest quality and the experience you get from it. Over the recent past something new has taken over the world of gin, and that is Craft Gin. This new beverage which is slowly but surely taking over the world, is made by small independent distillers who have a real passion for their product and for the beverage in general. They use the highest quality ingredients and botanicals to create their truly handcrafted artisan product. These distillers are so passionate about their products that their main focus is on creating a high-quality drink for everyone to enjoy rather than on quantity and profits, hence only a very small quantity is produced each year using their innovative methods and techniques.
Gin has evolved a great deal over the centuries from being a medicinal concoction in the 13th century to something that gives immense pleasure. It is a very versatile drink that is a favourite among bartenders and drinkers alike, and is enjoyed in various different ways, from drinking it neat or on the rocks with ice, to the classic Gin & Tonic to cocktails.
There are many different and very innovative ways that these producers of Craft Gin use to distil their beverages, and each one is different to the other, contributing towards the uniqueness and the different flavours and aromas that they achieve. The different ingredients they use during the distilling process will also defer according to each distiller’s unique recipe.
In general, however, there are a few distilling methods that are used, with innovative twists given to each one by the different manufacturers. The general methods of distilling are:
As you can see, although there are many ways of distilling Gin, craft spirits distillers use only traditional methods with perhaps a few innovative twists to it, in order to produce a beverage that is worthy of a true gin connoisseur and destined to be enjoyed by those with a passion and a love for the beverage. They do not compromise on the ingredients they use, ensuring that what you get in the best possible spirit they can manufacture. Three cheers to Craft Gin distillers!