Gin is in right now, and you know what’s also in? Getting to know all about it. Gin, as we know it, has been around since the late 1600s, but today, it might be more popular than ever.
As a Melbourne Private Tour Company offering Winery Tours to Yarra Valley, we soon realized the Yarra Valley had amazing breweries and distilleries too. So now we take drink enthusiasts on a Private Yarra Valley Hard Liquor and Beer Tour, and gin makers are always one of the highlights. Here are 5 reasons why is gin so in right now.
- Gin – ‘Is not one thing but many’
There’s one gin out there to please every palate, that’s guaranteed.
Gin starts as a clear, high-proof grain spirit, just like vodka. Producers can make it with all types of grains, from rye to wheat. Then, the spirit is distilled again with the addition of roots, herbs, seeds, barks, citrus peels and spices, and every gin has its secret recipe.
- ‘There’s no Gin without Juniper Berries’
Although technically every gin producer can use any botanicals they want, the key ingredient in all gins, and for many, critical to call the spirit ‘gin’, are juniper berries.
Some producers like Four Pillars Distillery, in the Yarra Valley, aromatizesits Modern Australian Gin with Szechuan pepper, macadamia nuts, lavender, grapefruit peels, and more!
- ‘Some of the best Cocktails are made with Gin’
Today’s most popular gin-based cocktail is the gin & tonic, and it’s the perfect summer drink to keep your thirst quenched.Legend says, the cocktail keeps mosquitoes at bay too. Yet, many other classic cocktails are made with the aromatic spirit too.
The Martini, the Negroni, the Bramble and the Gimlet depend on gin as well, and they will taste massively different depending on the gin you use!
- ‘There’s Non-alcoholic Gin Too’
The zero-alcohol trend has reached the wine, beer and now spirit worlds, and make no mistake; non-alcoholic gin is super tasty!
Australian distillery Brunswick Aces makes a mean non-alcoholic gin flavored with cassia, ginger and citrus. The famous British Seed lip is one of the better-known sans-alcohol gins, and the tropical Colombian non-alcoholic gin called Caleño is one of the best releases of the year. They’re making the stuff everywhere!
- ‘Take Gin home’
Experience making your own cocktails at home, pick up some gin with mixers, or make them form our Youtube Channel video, ‘5 Best Gin Cocktails’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBPqrEB9tqY
Give us a call on 1300 48 11 88 to have your own Yarra Valley Gin Experience’.