Affordable Gins For Christmas

If you're shopping for the gin lover in your life, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg. These gins are highly rated, delicious, and should all be under $50.
Dec 20, 2016
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    Herbal & Juniper
    Distilled at Victoria, B.C.'s Phillips Fermentorium Distilling Co., this gin is distilled using hand-foraged botanicals and herbs grown in British Columbia. They distill their base neutral-spirit (instead purchasing it which is often done in gin production) from barley and redistill the spirit with the botanicals--juniper, Cascade hops, Grand Fir, bay laurel, coriander, and lavender. It is bottled at 45% ABV.
  • 9
    Created for spirits merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd in London by a Dutch distillery, production of this London Dry Gin is overseen by Dr. David Clutton. Six botanicals go into its distillation--juniper, orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, coriander seed, and cardamom--which is distilled in a direct-fire pot-still after steeping overnight in a neutral grain spirit.
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    Junipero is made in the London Dry style with juniper as the featured botanical. Other botanicals in play include aniseed, cardamom, cubeb, grains of paradise, and bitter and sweet orange peel. The spirit is distilled in a copper pot-still and is not chill-filtered. It was first released in 1996 by San Francisco's Anchor Distilling Co. now known as Hotaling & Co. Bottled a 49.3% ABV.
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    Rich & Oily
    Hailing from the nation’s capital, this craft gin features a distillate base of 63% rye, 26% corn, and a rich 11% malted barley. The botanical program prominently features the necessary juniper and the unique addition of local spicebush — a member of the laurel family with aromatic berries — along with coriander, grains of paradise, angelica, fennel, licorice, orris root, lemon peel, and lemongrass. The distillery focuses on grain and distillation also producing vodka and whiskey. Note: This product received a makeover with new packaging and "District Made" added to Ivy City Gin.
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    Juniper & Spicy
    Distilled at the Thames Distillery in London, Fords Gin is the final product resulting from the partnership between master distiller Charles Maxwell and Simon Ford of the 86 Co., a New York based spirits company. Using a neutral grain spirit made from English wheat, this gin has nine botanicals - juniper, coriander seed, lemon peel, bitter orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica, cassia, jasmine and orris - which are steeped in the stills before being distilled with the base spirit.
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    Spicy & Juniper
    Made by Domaine Pinnacle in Quebec, Ungava Canadian Premium Gin celebrates the tundra environment of Ungava Peninsula in northern Quebec. Ungava Gin is made using a spirit made from locally-grown corn that has been infused with botanicals harvested from the Ungava region. These botanicals are infused both pre and post-distillation which accounts for its unique yellow color. Botanicals include: wild rose hips, arctic blend, cloudberry, labrador tea, crowberry, and nordic juniper.
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    Fruity & Sweet
    The St. Augustine distillery is based in Florida’s eponymous town that carries the title of America’s oldest city. All products born here focus on the region’s long history and proximity to a variety of natural crops. For the gin that means using a 100% Florida-grown sugarcane for the neutral spirit and their legendary citrus. In order to preserve the spirit’s freshness, all botanicals (including juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, and cassia bark) are ground using a vintage hand-mill right before use.
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    Floral & Rich
    Caledonia Spirits was founded by Todd Hardie, a former farmer & beekeeper who started the distillery in 2008 as a way to support the local agricultural community. The distillery is now under the leadership of owner and head distiller Ryan Christiansen, who purchased the company in 2015. Barr Hill Gin uses a pure grain spirit before juniper berry is added during distillation in a custom-built extraction still. Prior to bottling, raw northern honey is added to the spirit. It's bottled at 45% ABV.
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    American Aviation Gin was released in 2006 as a collaborative product between Seattle bartender Ryan Magarian and House Spirits Distillery based in Portland, Oregon. Using a neutral grain spirit, seven different botanicals - juniper, elettaria cardamom, lavender, sarsaparilla, coriander, anise seed and dried sweet orange peel - are steeped and boiled with the spirit in a steel vat before being distilled again and bottled at 42% ABV. Note: As of February 2018, actor Ryan Reynolds is the proud owner of the gin brand.
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    This gin is the result of Watershed Distillery taking their Four Peels Gin -- made with juniper and seven other botanicals -- and aging the spirit in used bourbon barrels.