<ul><li>Gin is a white spirit flavored with juniper berries and botanicals( an assortment </li></ul><ul><li>of herbs and spices ). </li></ul><ul><li>Its name is shortened version of “Genever” the Dutch word of Juniper. </li></ul>Juniper Berries
Gin is made primarily from a mixture of malted barley, wheat, corn and rye. It is an un-aged spirit. The botanicals which are used to flavour gin are anise, coriander, cassia bark, cinnamon stick, orange peel etc.
Gin is distilled in column still. The resulting spirit is high-proof, light-bodied, and clear with a minimal amount of flavor.
Gin: Methods of Production 3. Percolation : In this method alcohol vapor wafts through a chamber in which the dried juniper berries and botanicals are suspended. The vapor gently extracts aromatic and flavoring oils and compounds from the berries and spices as it travels through the chamber. <ul><li>Mixing : Mixing the spirit base with juniper and botanical extracts. </li></ul>2. Steeping : Most of the gin available in the market is produced by this method wherein juniper berries and botanicals are steeped in the spirit and then redistilled.
Classification of Gin 1. London Dry Gin 2.Plymouth Gin 3.Old Tom Gin 4. Genever Gin
Famous Brands of Gin Beefeater Bombay Sapphire Blue Riband Gordon’s Gin Seagram’s Gin Tanqueray Bol’s Plymouth
Gin based cocktails <ul><li>Gin forms a very trendy base for cocktails like Martini, Collins, Gibsons, Pink Lady and Gimlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Gin is popularly served with tonic water and a slice of lime. </li></ul>