A to Z of Gin: B

B is for botanicals, which turn a vodka into gin. To be a gin, one of the botanicals – plants, flowers and herbs – must be juniper berries, which are added to the gin during distillation.   There are different ways of doing this, either soaked in the alcohol in the kettle of the still during distillation, or suspended in a botanicals basket in the vapour trail above the still. We make our gins using the London Dry “one shot” method, which means that all the botanicals are added at the same time (whether soaked in the alcohol or put in a botanical basket: we use a combination of these two) and nothing is done to the resulting alcohol after distillation Gin botanicals

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