There are several gin brands worldwide and several within our country itself. A favourite amongst many who enjoy it with plain or tonic water most of the time, all gins have Juniper Berries as their predominant flavour. Since it's World Gin Day tomorrow, we thought of curating a list of a few homegrown gins having their own unique twist!
#Discovertheunique with these gin-credible homegrown gin brands:
Celebrating two cultures in 1 sip, Doja is the world's first Indo-Japenese gin, deriving its name from the same. With the distiller in Japan and production in Goa, you can drink this gin neat, on the rocks or even with soda or water, its versatility making it compelling. The Indo-Japenese spirit is a curation of the finest native botanicals that give it the delicious taste it has.
Did You Know: Doja is the world's first Indo-Japenese gin.
Available in: Mumbai & Goa
Greater Than is a brand often associated with gin by many people, considering its popularity. With taste notes of Clean Juniper, fresh lemon peel on the nose, a sweet touch of fennel on the tip of the tongue and a zing of ginger on the finish, Greater Than is the only London Dry Gin made in India. The other speciality of the brand is its collaboration with coffee brand Sleepy Owl, coming out with a coffee-infused gin. What makes the collaboration special and unique is the factor that India's first craft gin— Greater Than, and India's first cold brew coffee— Sleepy Owl, have joined hands.
Did You Know: Greater Than is India's first craft gin and their collaboration with Sleepy Owl, creating a coffee-infused gin is one of a kind.
Available In: Goa, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi
With Greater Than being India's first craft gin, GinGin became India's first Hemp craft gin. A passion project of Shubham Khanna, GinGin was the outcome of an experiment gone right. While playing around with ingredients to create the perfect gin, Shubham experimented with hemp, its addition making the gin better than expected. A product of several trials— GinGin is a single shot vapour-infused spirit, again a first of its kind in India, making the gin even more special.
Did You Know: Gingin is India's first Hemp Craft and single shot vapour-infused gin.
Available In: Goa
With the common interest of loving gin and the need to have a homegrown brand, three friends gathered together to create Stranger & Sons. The ingredients used to infuse their gin are nine botanicals, out of which they outsource the junipers while sourcing the rest locally. The gin is unique as it incorporates three types of citrus peels, all from fruits grown in their own garden. Stranger & Sons is a product of love, hard work and local elements.
Did You Know: Stranger & Sons incorporates citrus peels from fruits grown in the own gardens of the founders.
Available In: Goa and Mumbai
A hand-crafted, small-batch distilled with Darjeeling tea and wild foraged Himalayan Juniper— Jin Jiji India Dry Gin is the first gin to use cashew nuts, a native ingredient of Goa. They aim to spread happiness and positivity, hoping one transcends into a feeling of calm and tranquillity upon having the gin. Jin Jiji hopes to capture the soul and heart of India with local botanicals like juniper, tulsi, black tea, chamomile, angelica root, coriander, and cashew nuts, in use for centuries.
Did You Know: @Jinjijigin is the first gin in the world to use cashew nuts.
Available In: Goa