It’s spicier than most gins, but that’s a good thing. London Dry Gin: Surprisingly, London Dry Gin does not have to made or distilled or bottled in London. Nolet’s Reserve Dry Gin. I'd argue that some of the top tier vodkas even come in at that price (Sobieski, Luksusowa, Monopolowa). Benjamin Pozar, bartender at Red Brick Distillery in Philadelphia. To help you get the most out of your money, we tapped the experts — asking a handful of bartenders to tell us the best (slightly more) expensive gins that are worth the splurge. The smaller production capabilities combined with high-end ingredients lends to higher prices at the point of sale. Four Pillars rare dry gin (41.8% ABV) Best gin gift from across the globe. Copyright © 2020 BottledPrices.com. Gin traces its history back to herbal remedies of the Middle Ages, and many say it is derived from the much older Dutch drink called jeniver. Most obviously, one is associated with pine and herbal flavors, while the other is often positioned as an odorless, tasteless entity. The first gin distillery in London’s East End in over 100 years, ELLC distills its gin in hand-built copper stills in an old glue factory in Bow Wharf. When you get to pricey vodka, it's usually all marketing. With gin, some may think it is overstated, but this styling stands on its own by packing a unique juniper punch that will stand out. Then it hits you — this is whiskey, just without the oak notes and color. That makes it relatively affordable at the highest levels of craft. The price of gin has risen more than any other spirit over the past few years. Islay is known for scotch (and indeed, many great gin brands come out of scotch distilleries thanks in part to its much faster production methods) but this bottle, from gin … Here are the bottles we’re stocking in our bar The flavors are unique and unforgettable. You can always go cheap with gin and be completely happy with a bottle of Gordon’s or Beefeater. The more expensive Nolet’s Reserve is flavored with saffron and verbena, and meant to be a sipping gin rather than a cocktail component. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. All Rights Reserved. … A post shared by Teach Travel Tonic (@te_tr_to), Chris Johnson, beverage director at Oaxaca Taqueria in New York City. 3. It’s super earthy with a great juniper taste that comes from Juniper Procera, a unique type of botanical only grown in Kenya and Ethiopia. Why is there such a variety if all gin uses juniper berries? Beautifully balanced, full-bodied and full of Aussie personality. It’s a step up from the basic gin brands, but it’s still not too expensive. I like to travel around the world to discover local brands of liquor, that’s the reason why he can recommend all these authentic yet not well-known brands. Once you’ve had your fill of the brand’s bourbons and rye, grab a bottle of Koval Dry Gin, You won’t be disappointed. Then, the aromatics are added and everything is distilled again in a pot still. A little bit of ice brings out all the unique botanicals in this one. Some would disagree that this method produces a gin at all. Choosing your preferred gin is simple enough: try as many as you can. Old Raj Dry Gin is the tried and true “expensive” bottle of gin that really should make an appearance in the home bar. Aria is probably the best domestic gin under $30, and it’s not even $25. But, if you want to up the ante in both quality and flavor, splurge for a bottle of Tanqueray No. Heck, I mean, you can find very many great bottles of bourbon and rye for less than $20, even though whiskey makers are at a disadvantage. Gin originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly in Southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands, to provide aqua vita from distillates of grapes and grains. Botanist is delicious, the mint notes are fantastic in a southside or eastside gimlet. 1. ET The gin making process can then get even more expensive if distillers are sourcing ingredients from overseas or getting creative with their blends. Procera is the best gin I’ve ever had. No artificial flavors or colors may be added, Original distillation, before dilution, must be 70% ABV minimum, Only minimal sugar, water, or neutral grain spirits may be added after distillation, Citrus (often lemon, grapefruit or orange). Many of the higher end gin prices are driven by unique, difficult to source ingredients. Alex Clark, bartender at Square 1682 in Philadelphia. August 15, 2018. That's when you'll look down to the bottom of the liquor shelf for a bottle that's a little more reasonable. Shop Nolet's reservebar.com Galdones Photography The most expensive bottle of gin in the world is the 700ml bottle of Morus LXIV Gin, which was sold for £4,000, which is $4,914.24 when it is converted to USD. Hi there, I am James Hart, an ex food and liquor photographer, who has a keen passion for different kinds of wines and liquors. Gin is a rather complicated spirit, in that there are few qualifications required to call the drink gin. 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It’s also fresh and filled with floral, citrus, and juniper notes to appeal to the most classic gin drinkers. Coming in at number 14 on our list of most expensive alcoholic drinks is this Diamond Jubilee Whisky by Johnnie Walker. Fresh and floral but always complex, gin is the king of cocktail spirits. There are several reasons gin varies in cost. Considering Hendrick’s is just 20 years old, it’s pretty impressive that you can see it in nearly any bar around the world. However, it must follow the guidelines listed below. We think you'll hear a lot more about Cantium in the near future. Hailing from the Black Forests in Germany the name comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin. Rarely does an expression top $100. The tie that binds all gins together is that regardless of where it comes from, who made it, or other ingredients, all gin contains one common ingredient: juniper berries. Pot distillation is the oldest form, featuring a neutral pot distilled grain mash fermentation that is then redistilled with the aromatics that provide the taste. Before this was sold, the gin that held this title was Watenshi Gin. You have control over the decision on whether to drink alcohol or not. A post shared by Gem&Tonic (@gemandtonicdxb), Nicholas Wyatt, bartender at Teddy’s Bourbon Bar in Prattville, Alabama. 19 10 While there are a variety of prices out there, it is best to use your palette to judge and not a simple price tag evaluation. My favorite super-premium gin is the Isle of Harris Gin. Jerry Thomas called for this style in almost every cocktail recipe that doesn't use "Holland Gin" (genever) when he wrote the first bartending guides. Gin is unique in that there are so many different flavor profiles and combinations of ingredients. But it can get boring, even for the most exquisite gin lovers, to always have the same drink, with the same flavors. It can be a challenge to nail down a “favorite”, as almost every single gin tastes different. Here is just a selection of popular ingredients that may impact the flavor of the gin you choose. The nose is a bit of juniper and rosemary. The European Union, United States, and Canadian Food and Drug Regulation all stipulate certain requirements of gin makers. The Botanist Like many spirits, there are several styles of gin available, each presenting a different character or flavor profile. The best thing about getting into gin is the fact that a good bottle won’t cost you a mortgage payment. All 22 ingredients are foraged from the island that’s most known for its Scotch distilleries. It is being recreated by many craft distilleries. The finish is dry and lingers enough to keep you going back to deciphering all the individual profiles that meld so well together. It was so popular that the rights to distill it were sold to the US in the 193… Aria. Also, featuring “exotic Asian botanicals”, the rarity and exclusiveness of the ingredients drive the cost of this gin. His contemporaries considered Old Tom an essential in the bar as well. More people are experimenting with different flavours and infusions, with newer varieties pushing up the cost. 7. The price of gin has risen more than any other spirit over the past few years. More people are experimenting with different flavours and infusions, with newer varieties pushing up the cost. Typically made in a craft distillery, the juniper flavor takes a backseat to citrus notes. It’s produced at the same distillery as Tanqueray, but the character of this London dry gin is different, with a bolder juniper flavor on the palate. It makes for a phenomenal gin and tonic, and pairs well with seafood of all types. For that, we present you the top 5 of the world’s most expensive gins, a pure delight for the rarest tastes. If you can find bottles of it, buy them all. Hans makes some of the best brandy in the world and his gin isn’t too shabby either. Gin is usually more expensive than vodka. It’s by far the best. Gin managed to maintain some level of reputability throughout its many infamous moments, including an appearance during the American prohibition as lawless folks made a variation called “bathtub gin”. Outside of juniper berries, gin can contain any number of aromatic ingredients. First of all, it’s not necessarily true that all gin is more expensive than flavoured vodka. Old Tom Gin was the gin of the Victorian period (1837–1901) and it was the gin of choice for the first bartenders. This gin is in a category all its own, and lots of fun. A post shared by Whisky Heroes – Whisky Blog (@whisky_heroes), Andy Printy, beverage director at Chao Baan in St. Louis. June is Negroni Month, so we’ve chosen this herbaceous and savoury gin as it stands up really well in a negroni. The Revivalist Botanica Equinox l Gin. The gin comes in a reusable flask (just give it a bit of a wash first) which is a nice touch, although it is a touch more expensive than some of the others on this list. Column distillation came about after the creation of the Coffey still, and features a two-step process. Perfect for your favorite gin cocktail. The Reserve has … Gin has seen a resurgence recently, even reclaiming a spot on the throne as the preferred martini ingredient. The EU is by far the most strict and specific, breaking gin down into four categories: There are three classic methods of producing gin. Gin and vodka are two very distinct spirits. New American or Western Gin: Named after the region it started, these gins are now made everywhere in the world. Old Raj Dry Gin is the tried and true “expensive” bottle of gin that really should make an appearance in the home bar. But if you truly want to enjoy all the juniper and botanical nuances of the spirit, you’ll want to spend just a little more. Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis).. Compound Gin is a neutral spirit that has been flavored with either essence or natural flavoring. Made with a molasses base, this is a fruited, botanical bomb. Cambridge Distillery Watenshi “The Japanese Angel” $2700. Gin is an easy spirit to make. A post shared by Chelsea Lovett (@girlandgrains). It can be tricky to find a good tasting gin that is also inexpensive. It is pretty much everything that a gin can be. As you can see, gin can vary widely in price. Particularly, the gin was the brainbaby of the the man Carolus Nolet Sr. It's an incredible yet classic London Dry-style gin. It’s on the pricier side of gin, but not too bad on the wallet. There are plenty of premium or upmarket flavoured vodkas that are far pricier than the average bottle of gin. Best Gin for a Martini: Plymouth Gin. Gin can credit its expansion in popularity to William of Orange, as it grew quite popular in the British isles. Gilbey’s Gin recipe dates to the 1870s, when the Gilbey brothers, two veterans of the Crimean war, whose successful wine/spirits merchant business had thrived throughout the second half of the 19th century, expanded their business to include the eponymous gin (called Gilbey’s since 1895). Unlike other spirits that require an aging process, most gin features a limited or nonexistent aging period. Old Tom Gin: An often sweet gin that is the namesake of the classic Tom Collins cocktail. Plymouth Gin: Similar to London Dry varieties, the law requires anything called Plymouth Gin be made in Plymouth, England. Take one … Thus, the age of a gin is rarely highlighted, unlike whiskey varieties. We only provide the approximate prices. 14. Monkey 47 from Black Forest Distillery will punch your pocketbook in the mouth, and you’ll thank it for the pleasure. As it roars down your palate, it has a creamy body filled with mild melon and sage. It’s beautifully elegant and refreshing. Its delightful herbal qualities are rounded out by the deep earthiness of white truffles. As stated by the Surgeon General of the United States, pregnant women should refrain from drinking alcohol as it increases their baby’s probability of having congenital defects. Most certainly the godfather of all artisanal gins, the Nolet family’s gin is the most expensive in the world – at $700 a bottle. It really depends on which brands and flavours we’re talking about here. Drinking alcohol can lead to serious illnesses and have a negative effect on motor skills, which are required for driving and machinery operation. At $45 for a 375ml bottle, Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin is the priciest gin on the market right now—and also the most interesting. 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