Are you looking for some good Indian gin brands? Well, you have arrived at the right spot! Made with the best quality juniper berries and handpicked aromatic Indian spices, here are the Indian gin brands you should try!
Before we move into the list of brands, we would like to add a few interesting facts. Do you know that the popularity of gin and tonics in India increased after the British came to our country. Gin and Tonic water was also constantly used to treat malaria during that times. Gin was added to tonic water for soothing the bitter taste of tonic water. And, it seems that it did work because the popularity of Gin and Tonic has not lost yet.
One of the first Indian gin brands created by Anand Virmani and Vaibhav Singh during the gin revolution, Greater Than is made from wheat-based spirit, juniper berries, and botanicals. Coming from the house of Nao Spirits, refreshing ingredients such as ginger, fennel seeds, coriander, and lemongrass give Greater Than a distinctive taste. Consider savoring this gin with tonic water and garnish with lemon or rosemary. It is one of the popular Gin brands in India.
Price: Get a 750ml bottle of Greater Than at INR 1,450.
Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin
Every gin lover would know that this spirit is made with juniper berries. We’d like to tell you that ‘Hapusa’ translates to juniper in Sanskrit. Hence, a brilliant choice for naming an Indian gin brand. Loaded with Indian botanicals, and juniper berries specifically picked from the Himalayan region of the country, Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin is one of the best Indian gin brands. Add fresh mint to relish the flavors of this spirit. It is one of the best gin in India.
Price: Available only in Goa, you can grab a 750ml bottle of Hapusa Himalayan Dry gin at INR 2,600.
A triple-distilled neutral grain spirit, Jaisalmer is a craft gin that comes from the house of Radico Khaitan. The gin is redistilled in a traditional copper pot. Jaisalmer is one of the unique Indian gin brands that comprises of 11 botanicals from different parts of the country. These include everything from coriander to Darjeeling green tea. A refreshing spirit, Jaisalmer is a must-try for gin enthusiasts.
Price: You can buy a bottle of Jaisalmer gin at INR 3,500.
Read a full review of Jaisalmer Indian Gin here!
Stranger & Sons
Established by Sakshi Saigal, Vidur Gupta, and Rahul Mehra in 2018, Stranger & Sons is made with herbs that are produced locally. The most interesting thing about this gin is that it is infused with four different types of citrus peels of fruits grown in personal gardens. Gondhoraj lemons from Kolkata give Stranger & Sons an eccentric taste. Enjoy Gimlets, Gibsons, and Indian inspired cocktails with this gin.
Price: A Stranger & Sons bottle will cost you INR 1,450 in Goa, and INR 2,575 in Maharashtra.
An Indian dry gin, Jin JiJi is made with an interesting fusion of Himalayan wild junipers and Macedonian junipers. A brainchild of Delhi-based Ansh Khanna, and Ken Fredrickson, Jin JiJi is made with a wheat-based spirit. To make the drink more flavorful, ingredients such as black tea, tulsi, coriander seeds, chamomile, and orris root are added. It is undoubtedly one of the best gin brands.
Price: Currently, Jin JiJi is only available for sale in the US $30 (approx.).
Now that you know about these Indian gin brands, do not forget to try them out! Let us know if you like to hear about gin juniper berries and other gin related facts.