The creation of Craft Gin – Distillers of craft spirits changed the world of Gin for ever, with their tantalizing new flavours of exquisite beverages. With all the varieties of flavours and aromas being introduced by these distillers, it is certainly and exciting time for true lovers of this beverage, and there is a flavour out there to suit everyone’s tastebuds. As you may be aware, the predominant flavour of Gin is juniper, but creative craft distillers have started adding other botanicals such as herbs, spices, fruits and even florals to give their creations more flavour and taste and of course their unique aromas. Uniqueness is the name of the game when it comes to Craft Gin, so you won’t get two drinks that taste the same, and sometimes the taste may vary even according to the different batches they produce.
It is versatile – With so many favours available for the true gin connoisseur, there is no limit to the choices available out there. These different flavours can make your cocktail taste even better and offer adventure and excitement to your drink. The creative options are limitless when it comes to making a gin cocktail.
Pricing – Gin distillers like to use traditional methods for creating their artisan beverages, since these don’t compromise on the taste and flavour of the final product. Certain new innovations to these traditional distilling processes however can help bring down costs of producing it, and thereby offer it to the consumer at a relatively low price. However, it has been found that even though Craft Gin may be somewhat higher priced than regular mass-produced Gins, it is still a favourite among people due to the enhanced taste adventure they experience with it.
True lovers of the beverage may have their preferred way of drinking it, and Gin can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Here are a few suggestions:
Drinking your Gin neat – Many gin lovers will argue that the best way to truly experience the flavour and aroma of the beverage is to drink it neat. Drinking it neat though does not mean gulping it down. It means enjoying it in small sips over a substantial period of time, to truly savour the fabulous flavours that the botanicals have added to it. Florals, herbs and spices, and fruits are some of the flavours you can experience while tasting your Gin neat. It is best to sip your drink in a shot glass, which is a short wide bottomed glass, but the main feature is that when you bring the glass up to your lips, the aroma of the gin fills your senses making it even more flavourful and delightful.
On the rocks – Similar to taking it neat, on the rocks is another great way to truly experience the flavours that you Craft Gin has to offer. Poured over a few cubes of ice, makes for a refreshing and cool beverage, and a wonderful way to taste its exotic botanicals.
Gin & Tonic (G&T) – The G&T is an all-time favourite drink, and is considered a legendary combination that compliments the flavours of the Gin. This drink has been a favourite among many for centuries, the only argument being the best garnishing to use for the drink. While some people may prefer the G&T served with a slice of lemon or lime, others have even opted for slices of cucumber or orange.
Gin and Cucumber – This is a combination to absolutely die for! The watery cucumber and this exquisite spirit are a classic case of ‘opposites attract’ and is quite popular among many people. The cucumber significantly highlights the botanical flavours of the juniper berry, citrus notes and pepper, and make for quite the refreshing beverage. Some distillers even use cucumber during the distilling process as it enhances the flavours of the other botanicals.
Gin Martini – A classic cocktail, it is the favourite of superstars, that can come in many variations from a dry martini to a much sweeter version of it.
Cocktails – Craft Gin and its huge variety of flavours is the ideal alcoholic beverage for cocktails because the options and creations are endless. You can match each botanical flavour with different combinations to make some signature cocktails that are bound to wow the crowd!
Which ever way you drink it, Craft Gin distillers offer a truly unique experience with their artisan beverages made using only the finest of ingredients and special botanicals that enhance the flavour, aroma and overall experience of gin tasting. Whatever way you like to drink it, make sure that you take the time to truly let your senses go wild with the unique flavours and aromas offered by this beverage, and enjoy this fantastic drink.
For those of you who are wondering how you can enjoy your favourite and most versatile and refreshing drink while in the comfort of your home, don’t worry about it! There are many online stores that provide booze delivery in London and elsewhere, from whom you can order your craft spirits and get them delivered right to your door. It is as easy as pressing a button on your smart device. Whether at home or at the pub, if there is one drink that you should taste and enjoy, then it is certainly Craft Gin!