Gin is one of the most sought and consumed distillates in the world. Since each distiller combines the flavors in different ways, it may be impossible to find two brands that resemble each other.
Both the Dutch and the London methods are used to produce gin. The first produces a less purified product with a stronger grain flavor while the London system delivers a tastier gin: it has no sweeteners or colorings and is always dry.
Each year brings new premium varieties to satisfy the most demanding gin-lovers. We present some of the best dry gins that will make your next libation a memorable event.
Dillon´s Unfiltered Gin 22
The taste of Canada
You’ll find Dillon’s Distillers in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. This is a family company that, among other distillates, produces a gin whose taste and excellence are internationally praised. The plants, herbs and fruits grown in these fertile lands are used to infuse life to Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin, a unique product, made by hand in copper stills, using 22 unfiltered secret botanicals that give it flavor and fullness. Dillon’s Unfiltered Gin received the platinum medal in the 2013 SIP (Spirits International Prestige) Awards.
Ferdinand´s Saar Dry Gin
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is produced at the Avadis Distillery in the German region of Saar, renowned for its Riesling wines. Its creators are the master distillers and winemakers Andreas Vallendar and Zilliken Dorothee, who put together their expertise to make a “Riesling infused gin” adding 30 botanicals grown in their vineyards. The result is a handcrafted and powerful dry gin, remarkably fresh and aromatic.
Aria Portland Dry Gin
English tradition with an American label
Produced in Oregon, in the western United States, Aria Portland Dry Gin is inspired by the classic English gins. Distilled manually in small batches, it has a great body; the flavor is rich and smooth, aromatic, complex and balanced. Its ten botanicals— which include juniper, coriander, orris root, Seville bitter orange and lemon peels, and cardamom— lend earthy, floral, citric and spicy flavors. This elegant gin was awarded a double gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
The Australian elixir
Four Pillars, a dry gin made in Australia’s Yarra Valley, is defined as a classic distillate, with spicy and unforgettable touches of citrus. It captures the essence of all the botanical ingredients brought from Europe and Asia. Cardamom, whole oranges, allspice berries, cinnamon and star anise, among others, come together perfectly to create a product praised by discerning connoisseurs. ■