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All about the most expensive gins: types, brands and prices

In recent years, gin has become one of the most glamorous and popular drinks in the world. But what are the different types of gin and which are the best brands? When can a gin be defined as luxury and which are the most expensive in the world? Let's find out the ranking of the most expensive gins and the names of the best brands.

9/26/2022

In recent years, gin has become one of the most glamorous and popular alcoholic beverages in the world, especially for gin tonic lovers. But what are the different types of gin and which are the best brands? When can a premium gin be defined as luxury and which are the most expensive gins in the world? Let's find out the ranking, with a focus on the different types and names of the best brands.

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Which gin to choose: the types

Best gins: which choose - Santandrea Luxury Houses The right drink is a fundamental element to enjoy an aperitif or an evening with friends. But to truly enjoy a drink, it is essential that the raw materials are of the highest quality, especially when it comes to spirits. Just like gin, a distillate that has become one of the most glamorous and popular alcoholic beverages in the world, especially for gin tonic lovers. After talking to you about the best luxury perfumes in the world and the luxury watch models, which we present in a dedicated article, the time has come to discover the ranking of the most expensive gins, not before having dedicated space to a focus on the different types of gin and the names of the best brands that produce them worldwide. In recent years, gin has become one of the most chosen spirits in clubs around the world, thus favoring the growth or, in some cases, the birth of some brands that produce the best gins in the world. In fact, there are different types of distilleries: from the industrial and already established ones to the handcrafted ones, more niche and often widespread only in some geographical areas. First, it is appropriate to define some essential characteristics of this spirit, namely the fact that it is obtained by flavoring ethyl alcohol with juniper berries and that its minimum alcohol content is 37.5% alc./vol., In addition to the fact that, in the production of gin, only natural flavoring substances can be used.

Then it is necessary to clarify that the first element to consider when choosing which gin to buy must first of all be its type, based on your personal taste. A first distinction to be made is therefore that between Dry gins, distilled gins and so-called Compound gins. Dry gins are the least sweet, since they require the addition of a maximum of 0,1 grams of sugar per liter, as well as the impossibility of using non-vegetable substances and spirit flavors, but only vegetable extracts (such as citrus fruits) , and they are also those with the strongest note of juniper. In particular, for London Dry gins it is not possible to use any type of flavor, but the amount of sugar can be even 0,5 grams per liter. As for the distilled and Compound gins, the former simply provide for the possibility of adding other aromatic substances at the end of the distillation, while the latter are obtained by flavoring pure alcohol with alcoholates produced by third parties, through a simple assembly, namely a compound which is obtained cold, without distillation but only by mixing together the alcoholates of the individual spices and herbs.

Which gin to buy: the best brands

Best gins: best brands - Santandrea Luxury Houses After defining the most important types of gin - even there are others based on even more specific distinctions -, it is time to discover the best brands of gin. Since the right drink is a fundamental element to enjoy an aperitif or an evening with friends, we suggest some of the best gins to buy and to keep at home for special occasions. Among the best gins to choose from, it is impossible not to mention first of all Hendrick's, a Scottish distillate produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan with botanicals characterized by traits of orange peel, lemon, elderflower, chamomile and obviously juniper berries. Hendrick's is a balanced and pleasant gin, complemented by aromas of rose petal and cucumber oil, making it suitable for drinking straight. Another gin increasingly in vogue is the Spanish Gin Mare, produced on the coasts of the Mediterranean (in Catalonia) and characterized by a hint of Mediterranean scrub, thanks to botanicals such as bitter orange from Valencia and sweet orange from Seville, Italian basil, cardamom, rosemary, olives, thyme and coriander. Gin Mare is thus very aromatic and intense, with a marked herbal smell.

In addition to the United Kingdom and Europe, another world leader in gin is Japan, especially thanks to products such as Roku Gin, made with six Japanese botanicals ("roku" means "six" in Japanese) - like flowers of Sakura and two different types of green tea -, plus eight more usual ones. These two gins - Mare and Roku - are perfect for a gin tonic, but less suitable for drinking straight. In this list of the best gins, it is also worth mentioning the Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, a distillate produced in Germany and created by Alexander Stein, who wanted to use 47 botanicals - hence the name - to make it. Monkey is a gin balanced between fruity and floral, with spicy notes ranging from acacia flowers and ginger, to wild jasmine and cranberry. Finally, for those wishing to buy a premium gin as a present for some enthusiast, we suggest evaluating the London Dry Gin Fisher, contained in an elegant bottle and characterized by hints of spicy herbs, citrus fruits and vegetables. To close, instead, with an Italian gin, we want to mention the Tuscan GinArte, produced in Panzano di Greve in Chianti (Florence) and characterized by five typically regional botanicals, as well as by a beautiful package that includes two different versions, both dedicated to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

The most expensive gins in the world

Best gins: most expensive in the world - Santandrea Luxury Houses After having discovered the different types of gin and the best brands of gin to buy, the time has come to venture into the world of premium or luxury gins, or spirits that can be defined precisely as luxury products for their cost. In fact, there are several aged gins made with refined ingredients, as well as being enclosed in expensive bottles and packaging, therefore characterized by really high prices: we are certainly not at the level of luxury products with the value of the most expensive diamonds in the world - which we present in a another article -, but even the most expensive gins in the world are truly exclusive items: let's find out!

    5. Cambridge Anty Gin (250 euros) - This gin is made in the UK, has a strong citrus flavor and each bottle contains 62 red ants which give it a very unique taste.
    4. Hms Victory Oak Barrel Aged Navy Strength Gin (450 euros) - Made from a 19th-century recipe from the British Royal Navy, this distillate was created in collaboration with the National Museum of Royal Navy in Portsmouth and is contained in an oak casing, a truly unique packaging that increases its value.
    3. Nolet's Reserve Gin (650 euros) - We get to Holland for this gin produced by a distillery that has lasted for ten generations and makes a limited edition product, characterized by the contrasting flavors of verbena and spicy saffron, as well as by a higher alcohol content. higher than average (52.3% alc./vol.).
    2. Cambridge Watenshi Gin (2.500 euros) - This gin is one of the most expensive in the world, given it is produced in collaboration by a distillery and a jewelry store, which makes only six bottles of each batch, all limited edition and decorated with embroidery in silver, ideal for containing a distillate made using a unique technique, which uses the vapors of the Cambridge Distillery Japanese Gin and requires as many as 50 distillations to make a single bottle, since each process generates only 15 ml of gin.
    1. Morus LXIV Gin (4.500 euros) - And here is the most expensive gin in the world, a distillate produced by the English brand Jam Jar Gin and sold exclusively in London in the luxury department of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, being a limited edition that counts only 25 bottles and made with leaves of an ancient mulberry tree, for a final alcohol content of 64% alc./vol. The processing of Morus LXIV Gin is very long, since the mulberry leaf is harvested by hand and dried individually before distillation together with the other botanicals, and its casing justifies a part of the price, given that it is a bottle of handmade porcelain accompanied by a glass contained in a leather case.




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