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    Finishing Touch: Botanicals in Gins and Spirits
    Finishing Touch: Botanicals in Gins and Spirits

    The essence of spirits’ flavor can lie in the use of botanicals. In gin, the use of juniper is essential, but other aromatic and flavorful botanicals can be included. For rums, botanicals add flavor that exist on their own or spice-up Spiced Rum. Adding them to vodka can bring a unique twist to the aroma. Even bitters can add in further ingredients to create complex and creative flavor concentrates. In any capacity, botanicals provide unique character and fascinating aromas to gins and spirits. 

     

    The American Agave Spirit
    The American Agave Spirit

    Using the name of ‘Tequila’ for agave spirits is regulated, and can only be used for blue agave spirits produced in specific places in Mexico: the state of Jalisco, and parts of Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, and Nayarit. This leaves distillers outside of those regions, especially in the US, with the need to create alternative titles for their agave produced spirits.