The Bittersweet Taste Of Mother’s Ruin

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Gordon’s?

Or the one from Aldi that looks a bit like Gordon’s?

There’s so much more to it.

To wit:

Before compounds from the botanical ingredients are extracted into the gin, the spirit is essentially flavourless. The flavour that’s imparted depends on the exact ingredients added, the specifics of which, for most gin makers, are a closely guarded secret. However, in the EU at least, the dominant flavour must be that of juniper berries. These contribute a wide range of terpene compounds to the gin: alpha-pinene, beta-myrcene, limonene, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, sabinene, and beta-pinene. Some of these are also contributed by other additions; for example, limonene is extracted from dried citrus fruit peels that may also be added during the redistillation process. Generally, they tend to confer woody and herbaceous tones to the flavour of the gin. Oxygenated terpenes also play a part, and these too come from juniper berries.

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11 thoughts on “The Bittersweet Taste Of Mother’s Ruin

    1. bisted

      +*blush*…never got depressed…Hendricks&FeverTree my favourite…Beefeater & Schweppes tonic in England…CDC ubiquitous in bars here so I’ll pass thanks.

      1. Cian

        Rare for a bar to not have one at least of Hendricks, Bombay Sapphire, Gordons or Beefeater but you need to ask

  1. Joe cool

    One of the first things my future sister in law said to me. “Don’t give [my now wife] gin, for the love of god don’t “

  2. 评论员

    I NEED ONE OF THESE FOR VODKA, I SWEAR ON SUMTIN OR ENOTHER, THAT €11.99 70CL LIDL VODKA IS THE DEVILS OWN LAWN MOWER FUEL

    1. paul m

      combine that cheap vodka with some fruit to make your own schnapps and you’ll have upgraded your devils lawnmower to a combine soul harvester.

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