What is gin made of?
The question “what is gin made of?” can be a little tricky to answer. There are so many different methods used when creating a gin that the answer can vary quite a lot! Its primary ingredients include a neutral base spirit, Juniper berries and various other botanicals, as well as a minimum strength of 37.5% ABV.
Here’s John, our Head Distiller, talking about some of the ingredients that go into Northmoor Gin:
What gin goes with what tonic?
Now, this is one of our favourite gin quiz questions! All gin types have their own distinct flavour and each tonic does too, so finding the perfect match can take some trial and error. But don’t worry, here at Exmoor Distillery we have years of experience in tasting different flavours!
Full-bodied, distinctive gin botanicals and flavours, like our Northmoor Gin, tend to go best with simple tonics. This means that you get to really taste the gin, rather than having it diluted by sugar.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, a more subtle gin paired with bitter lemon or clementine tonic will do the trick.
Some more fruity gins can work really well with fruity tonic counter-parts. A grapefruit tonic, for example, will give your drink a fruit-cocktail twist.
Fun Fact: Playing with your gin and tonic garnish is another great way to twist up those flavours. Using lime, grapefruit, cucumber, mint and even Juniper berries themselves will bring out a whole host of flavours!
There are so many amazing gin quiz questions, answers and fun facts out there, and the list really does go on! We’ve learnt so much about this spirit over the years and we love sharing that knowledge with you.
If you would like to learn a little more about how gin is made then pop on down to Exmoor Distillery for a guided tour and a taste of Northmoor Gin! We are open Monday to Friday from 9 am till 5:30 pm. We are often open at the weekends too, but if not you can catch us at a local event or show!
If you can’t make it to the distillery then post your gin questions to one of our social media pages and we’ll be sure to get back to you!