Marula Gin // Belgium
Across Africa, elephants (along with giraffes and kudus) feed off marula trees that bear their ripe, intoxicating fruit between December and March. The fruit falls off the trees, begins to ferment slightly, then elephants eat a ton of them and get tipsy. Okay, we really don't know for sure if the elephants do get drunk from the fruit, but it's a fun thought and the inspiration behind this gin created by "two Belgian guys." Triple-distilled from an undisclosed base, its botanical lineup includes said elephant tree fruit, coriander, lavender, orange blossom, and rose petals. Whether elephant or person, always drink responsibly!
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.