Would You Try These 15 Most Unusual Gins?
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of gins out there but these ones are really REALLY special! Have you tried any of them or do you only like your classic London Dry?
Meaty Gin – straight from the butcher
Butcher’s Gin is Gin heaven for meat lovers! We haven’t tried it yet but would love to… It was created at the Antwerp-based butchery De Laet & Van Haver and the botanicals include the spices of the delicious Secreto 07 beef – some dried meat is also added to the spirit. Check this out to know the perfect serve.
Seaweed Gin – from the Celtic coast
Often known as one of mother nature’s superfoods, Dà Mhìle have created a gin from handpicked seaweed taken from the Celtic coast. Does it taste of seaweed? Yes a little, but the nice kind 😉 This is a must try, perfect as an accompaniment to oysters and seafood in general! Read more about it here and sign up to the ILoveGin club to receive it in your Sea Breeze Box. Scroll to the bottom of the article for more info!
Black Tomato Gin – from the Netherlands!
We think we’d like this one, the cocktails on their website look delicious! The special ingredients in this one are some small drops of fresh salt Oosterschelde water and homegrown great tasting black tomatoes.
Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin – the latest addition to the award-winning family
Dangerously good to drink neat with its 38% abv. The taste of juniper and blackberry are perfectly balanced and BOLD!
Spiced Chocolate Orange McQueen Gin – enough said
This Scottish company not only produces this delicious gin but they have experimented making Chocolate Mint Gin, Mocha Gin and Smokey Chilli Gin – all unusual, all delicious (they have won so many medals!) Read more about them here.
Saffron Gin – from Boudier
A colour of gin (which is all natural) is something you don’t see every day in a bottle of gin, made with the world’s most expensive spice which is saffron.
Sharish Blue Magic Gin – this one is a showstopper!
One of the key botanicals in Sharish Blue Magic is Clitoria ternatea, more commonly known as Butterfly Pea flower. When its extract is mixed with tonic, the colour of your G&T will change depending on the PH of the mixer!
Anty Gin – Gin made from…Ants
You may remember about us writing about Ant Gin here, this is still one of the more unusual gins we’ve come across. Made from 6,000 ants and costing around £280 it’s not likely to be found in your local gin bar, would you try it?
Nettle Gin – with no stings!
JJ Whitley have produced a rather unique gin made using nettles, it was featured in our spring Woodland Walk ILoveGin box, let us know what you thought of it. If you’ve not tried it yet we suggest you had over to the ILoveGin bottle shop and get yourself a bottle!
Lobster Gin – yes, made with real lobster!
Aptly named Lobstar gin, often throws up mixed opinions from people. Some like the idea of it while others are not keen on it, we’ve tried it and half of us liked it and the other half didn’t, so we’re thinking of it as a bit like the Marmite of the gin world. Read more about this gin and our thoughts here
Clotted Cream Gin – it sounds as sweet as it tastes!
The Wrecking Coast Distillery have created this unique Cornish Clotted Cream Gin we have tried it and loved it! It’s hand distilled with Cornish clotted cream to produce a smooth creamy flavour, I think the summer is calling for this one!
Christmas Pudding Gin
Perfect for those festive moments when you want to combine a tradition with your favourite tipple, the gin is made by distilling whole Christmas Puddings! Would you try this?
Yorkshire Tea Gin – tea + gin = 🙂
Made using Yorkshire water, their own juniper berries and of course tea, this unique gin by Masons is something we know we would love as well as anyone who is a bit of a tea drinker may also fall in love with.
Gin Made From Raspberries
Pinkster gin is made from fresh raspberries, it’s distinct colour makes it stand out from the crowd and it’s now quite well known so some of you may have come across it before. The best part of this? The jam made with the raspberries is available for sale and it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.
Bloody Shiraz Gin – red wine meets gin
Four Pillars have created a delicious gin which is made by getting shiraz grapes and steeping them in gin for 8 weeks and then are pressed, realising a unique gin which is a deep red colour and a flavour that’s unique. Find out more about this gin here.
Let us know which you have tried and which you would love to in the comments section on Facebook or here.
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