Gin is basically a distilled grain spirit flavored with extracts from different plants, mainly the juniper berry. Gin drinks have a distinctive, herbal taste that seems to draw very clear-cut reactions from imbibers. The name is derivative of its main ingredient, from the Dutch word jenever. Although gin has been produced and consumed for centuries, the methods for making the quality gin drinks today have been around only since the start of 20th century. Gin is made when juniper berries are distilled with a grain mash and other flavors such as cassis, coriander, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, and a host of other special botanical flavorings. You can find the best gins from our exclusive gin collection at lovescotch.com.