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Gin: The Distiller's Darling

Issue: August 31, 2015

Gin styles are defined primarily by the method of flavoring. Until recently, American gin was often compound gin, which is a neutral spirit with flavors mixed in. Distilled gin requires that the botanicals actually undergo distillation along with the neutral spirit, although additional flavorings may be added after distillation. Wine Spectator's Jeffrey Lindenmuth explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 21, 2015.

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