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Gin Defined

Gin: A neutral grain spirit redistilled with the addition of juniper, typically with the addition of other botanicals and aromatics.

From the TTB Class and Type Definition: "Spirits with a main characteristic flavor derived from juniper berries produced by distillation or mixing of spirits with juniper berries and other aromatics or extracts derived from these materials and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)"

Classic Gin

A gin produced with a clean base spirit with a neutral flavor to allow for traditional botanicals  to come through.  Typically noted as a juniper forward  gin.

Compound Gin

Made from a neutral grain spirit with the addition of essences and botanicals without redistillation.

Contemporary Gin

A modern style of gin, where juniper is still present but other flavors are made prominent than in a classic gin. Also known as New Wave, New Western, or New American Dry.  

Flavored Gin

A gin that has been flavored with fruit or another botanical typically through infusion or maceration and may be sweetened.  

London Dry Gin

A traditional juniper-forward gin made using the London Gin product technique.  All flavor must be achieved through distillation.  

Matured Gin

Gin that has been matured in or  with wood, including the use of barrels, chips or staves.

Navy Gin

Any gin that is bottled at a minimum ABV of 57%.

Old Tom Gin

A gin produced based on the historical Old Tom style.  Typically noted as botanically intense, sugar-sweetened or botanically sweetened.

Sloe Gin

A gin-based liqueur flavored with sloe berries. 

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