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We are looking for some Botanicals for making gin. Just wondering where you Gin makers are getting yours. Are you able to purchase pre-made up packets? Thanks, coop


Reply:We are looking for some Botanicals for making gin. Just wondering where you Gin makers are getting yours. Are you able to purchase pre-made up packets? Thanks, coop
Reply:Hi Coop,

I wish it was that simple. We buy botanicals from 3 suppliers, as no one here in Australia offers the full range, and if they do, sometimes the quality of each batch varies greatly. Gin formulations are highly subjective and proprietry, it took me about 12 months and over 400 trials to get the spec right, for two reasons;

Gin is not Gin, there are many types and sub classes of Gin, you need to understand the market you are hitting (predominatly mixers, or straight drinkers) For instance the new Hendricks is considered by most Martini drinkers to be too aromatic, but fine for a G&T. Pick a gin you like and emulate that.
The flavour statement in every batch of corriander and juniper varies greatly depending on the season, origion and freshness. We buy 200kg lots of juniper three times a year, and we blend from each, trying to get some consitenecy, sort of a solero system, adding at the back and working through. Junipers store brilliantly, if the conditions are correct. No so for corriander, we now have a reliable source of locally grown, so I can be sure of the seed quality from batch to batch, but even then we allways trial a new crop.

I have scoured the world for pre-packed botanicals, but they do not exists (probablyf for the reasons I have stated above). I have found a number of poor escenses, but using them would disctate your product being a compounded, not distilled Gin under EU law, not sure about the US regs in this space.

Gin is actually hard work to get it perfect, but when it is, its phenominal. Happy to ask any questions at all except what is my formulation (apart from 2:1 juniperto corriander) :-)

rich..


Reply:The only thing we have locally is the juniper berries. We have millions of trees right here and I just go out in my own yard a just pick what I need. Always fresh but we have nothing else. Thanks for helping me. Coop
Reply:We are looking for some Botanicals for making gin. Just wondering where you Gin makers are getting yours. Are you able to purchase pre-made up packets? Thanks, coop
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If certified organic is important to you, try Mountain Rose Herbs.


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I've used Mountain Rose Herbs and was impressed with their selection, quality and speedy delivery.


Reply:I've used Mountain Rose Herbs and was impressed with their selection, quality and speedy delivery.