Gin is one of the greatest spirits there is to offer, commonly consumed in a Gin and Tonic or a Martini of some sort. The characteristics of gins are vast due to the many botanicals used in the production today and the non-strict choice of neutral spirit a distillery can use. The infusion of the botanicals give the gin the refreshing essence that appeals to people all over the world. The only botanical that must be included in the distilleries choice of mix is juniper whilst others can range from cinnamon through to orris root, there is no limit to the number you can use.
Gin and shiraz? This one from Four Pillars made our heads tun at N&P when we heard wine grapes were involved from Yarra Valley, Australia. The grapes were steeped in the gin for two months before they were pressed to take the flavour of the gin to new heights.