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Types of Gin

 TAGS:Gin is one of the most popular spirits in the world, but to be pigeonholed into a “Designation of Origin”, it must have nebrina flavour (fruit of juniper). The European Union legislation supports up to 4 drinks flavoured with this fruit. These names are: “Alcoholic spirit beverages with juniper”, “Gin”, “Distillate Gin” and “London Gin”.

Do you know the different types of gin? We help you to distinguish them.

Appellations of Origin of the Gin

  • Juniper-flavoured spirit drinks

This is the kind of gin that has grown most in recent years. Many spirits are attached to this name its only aim was of trade.

Basically this denomination holds 19 kinds of gin from different countries, which obviously are flavoured with juniper as its name states, and many of them are labeled as “Gin” as it is a generic word. Another of the characteristics of this denomination of origin is that this is made with juniper) “Juniperus communis L” and “Juniperus oxicedrus L” (The other designations are made only with galbula “Juniperus communis L”.

  • Gin

This kind of designation of origin of Gin uses for its elaboration ?tasteless alcohol” (for the other classes, spirit drink is used). Besides that, for its development, only galbula Juniperus communis L is permitted. These details give the Gin processing a distinctive aroma and special bouquet that makes it different to the other appellations of origin.

  • Distillate Gin

In this type of designation the main characteristic is that it is prepared with a minimum of alcohol content of 96%, this in contrast to “Gin” is made with a spirit. As its name implies, this gin is distilled, we might say that it is “redistilled”. In this second distillation is often to add a few flavourings which clearly change the taste, making a flavoured Gin.

  • London Gin

This kind of is very similar to the Distillate, but it has a significant difference, this one does not allow mixed with any kind of sweetener or food coloring (ingredients that often includes the distilled Gin). You could say that London is the most pure and dry of the 4 appellations and of course it has the strongest flavour of juniper. This designation will usually use the word “Dry”.

Today we recommend 2 gins very different, so you can compare which one you like the best:

 TAGS:Bayswater GinBayswater Gin

One of the first premium gins, with all London style.

 TAGS:Buy Bayswater Gin 31,80?

 TAGS:Gibson London GinGibson London Gin

The cheaper, the better.

Buy Gibson London Gin 6,01?

Gin and history


Gin is an English distilled spirit derivative from the beverage -Dutch Jenever (gin). These spirits are made from the distillation of unmalted barley, and corrected with juniper berries, besides of being flavored with cardamom and some other herbs or fruits, which give the distinctive flavor to gin. Gin has an alcohol content ranging from 43 to 47 alcohol degrees.

The History of Gin

As stated earlier Gin derives from – Geneva, so the history of one is linked to the other. Gin originated in the Netherlands (Holland) back in the seventeenth century, the father of this invigorating drink was the doctor and German scientist and anatomist Franciscus Sylvius (1614-1672), also known as “Franz De Le Boe”.

Gin reached its popularity in the so-called Glorious Revolution in the year 1688 in England, the Dutch gin, also called “jenever” or “Geneva”, was beginning to be one of the most drunk distilled beverage, but this gin had a different process of elaboration from what was later known as gin ….

Back in the eighteenth century gin had been favored by the British government with free distribution, while imposed high taxes on imported alcoholic beverages, a fact that increased the production of gin, up to 6 times more than beer itself.

In 1740 a large market had been opened, especially among the poorest strata, due to its low cost. It is said that nearly 15000 liquor establishments were opened in the city of London and more than half of them sold gin. But its high demand and popularity lead them to start adulterating it with water, which increased health problems and even some cases were lethal, so much so that the British government issued a ban that only lasted until 1742.

Gin or Jenever?

While it is true that gin and Jenever are synonymous, there are small details and big discussions that separate them from each other. It is said that Gin is English and Jenever is Dutch, perhaps this is the greatest difference in this drink. Preparation is another issue that comes to the eternal discussion.

It is said that gin was first made by Alexander Gordon in his distillery, in Southwark, in what they called London gin, back in1734, but it’s a hypothesis of the creation of gin. This time we will not judge, or take part on this discussion, we just invite you to drink a Jenever or gin:

Gin Hendrick’s: In the distilled fashion is everything, and this gin is in a trendy “moment. ” Herbal aromas combine with a soft improper of a senior distillate.

Gin 9 Mascaró: In Spain there were no demand for high quality gin until recently, and since this Gin was made then are emerging brands to cover this new space. One of which has pointed out is Mascaro, this gin with citrus touches is very pleasant in the mouth.

Gin Bulldog: Although the name may be associated with an aggressive dog, in fact it highlights the English spirit. A completely different gin from the rest and that is appreciated in its elaboration, where lotus leaves or poppies are used. You have got to try it.

A good gin and tonic – well served is quite a ritual. Some people uses cucumber in it, lemon, and mint … What do you use? What do you recommend?