Three new gins coming soon. Made in India, by Indians for the world
Thinking of drinking local? It’s going to get easier, The Cocktail Story gives you a sneak peek of 3 new Indian Gins to be launched soon.
You read it right. A turbulent year for the beverage industry in India is finally giving us some relief and a big dose of happiness with not just one but three new Indian Gin Brands. Are you craving for a delicious Indian summer gin? We have got you covered.
Gin has undoubtedly become an integral part of the Indian drinking culture, we have witnessed the origin of many brands of gin in India since 2015, we definitely applaud Greater Than to start this trend which was quickly followed by many great Indian gin brands such as Hapusa, Stranger & Sons, and many more.
TERAI INDIAN DRY GIN
First up, we have Terai India Dry Gin (we absolutely love the name and the “India” inclusion in its description) Terai has labeled itself an “India Dry Gin” now why is that note-worthy?
The most popular gin category in the world is labeled as London Dry. Terai is a London dry gin considering its technique of production, but here it is seen making a bold statement referring to itself as an India Dry Gin. *proud just saying it*
Terai is an Indian gin and is clearly proud to be, references to its origin can be clearly reflected in the name. Terai means a strip of fertile marshland running along the foothills of the great Himalayas.
The bottle design of this Indian Gin is inspired by the pillars as seen in ancient Indian architecture. Our favourite element is however the unique stopper (cap) that crowns the bottle, which is handmade in Channapatna ( remember those colourful wooden toys we played with as children, very likely that it was made in Chanapatna).
The label reads out another interesting feature which is “Cultivated from grain to glass” this means that the entire product is made by Globus Spirits, having been in the distilling industry since 1958 in Rajasthan, this new gin uses a rice distillate as its base which is made in house as opposed to buying the neutral spirit from another source.
The botanicals used are also beautifully mentioned on the label.
The name of this homegrown gin brand is also a reference to the notions of the marshlands being lush, bountiful and fresh which can be seen in their choice of botanicals. The chunk of the botanicals used are sourced from the Khari Baoli market in Delhi, which is Asia’s largest spice market.
Terai is a clear embodiment of all things Indian, from inspiration of the Himalayas to being produced in Rajasthan with spices from Delhi and the stoppers coming from Karnataka. Terai is an ode to the diversity that India is proud of, Terai will be first launched in the capital city hopefully by the end of July.
This is a craft Indian gin, as it is made in small batches in a customized pot still and uses a traditional one shot process which is a longer process of production with minimal margin for error, as the rice spirit is distilled with the botanicals as per the recipe in the exact measurements. This is not a common practice that brands of gin follow for production but is usually the choice of the craft and boutique distillers.
The Swaroop family who are the people behind this brand have been distilling since 1958, it can be confidently said that they bring the experience and expertise needed to create an exquisite craft gin. We are confident that it will live up to the hype!
Saṃsāra Gin is a new impressive product from the Spaceman Spirits Lab , an elegant contemporary Indian craft gin.
Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world”; with a philosophical undertone Saṃsāra aims to bottle the “free spirit” and embody the very essence of exploration. With the trend of mythological stories backing up Indian brands, this brand of gin is clearly a trend-setter as it aims to celebrate the inherent human passion for self-expression, curiosity and wanderlust.
This really connected with us at The Cocktail Story, as time went by in the lockdown we too felt the need to wander and we missed tagging our travel pictures with #wanderlust as it just wasn’t possible. Like us a lot of you must have also spent the last three-four months with a lot of time to yourselves in self exploration and expression. This gin in a way relates to that very notion.
A new Indian gin made in the classic London dry style in a copper still with 11 botanicals that include hemp seeds, rose petals, wetiver grass, green cardamom and the usual suspect juniper berries. Like many other fabulous craft Indian gins and spirits, Saṃsāra is also proudly made in Goa, India.
One botanical definitely caught your attention right ? Ours too – HEMP SEEDS. Saṃsāra is one of the first spirits from Asia to include hemp as one of its prime botanicals, they are working with Bombay Hemp Company, India’s premier cannabis research organization which is backed by the likes of Ratan Tata and Rajan Anandan. This technique is a step forward in incorporating the wellness of CBD in Indian Beverages.
Saṃsāra is sustainable in its approach right from the get go with the sourcing, packaging and a women centric production facility to create a skillfully crafted and unique Indian Gin, which strives to bring out the lesser known stories of India to the world.
Spaceman Spirits Lab is a platform looking at building a community of distillers, mixologists, brand experts and forward thinkers with the intention of fostering innovation in craft spirits in India. Saṃsāra is the first attempt of the Lab at taking an Indian gin to the world
We are mystified with the legend of Saṃsāra and hope to see this gin very soon and embark on our journeys of self expression.
Get excited folks, it is soon going to be available in Goa, California, New York and Illinois.
Gin Gin, we love it so much we need to say it twice. This is the thought behind the name of this latest Indian gin brand which is called GinGin.
A truly Indian Gin with a touch of minimalism and boost of homegrown spirit. All of its elements being “Made In India” right from the column still used to distill it to the botanicals and everything in between is procured from India. GinGin uses 9 botanicals, to name a few we have Himalayan Juniper, coriander, lavender, butterfly pea and hemp. These are infused with the spirit in a one shot vapor distillation. Hemp again, YAY.
GinGin is also in the league of one the first spirits to include hemp in its list of botanicals.
Created by a team which wants the world to drink Gin and bring this gin to as many people as possible. An Indian gin which aims to be extremely versatile in any way that you choose to drink it. GinGin will soon be available in an efficiently designed cuboid bottle. The name and bottle are inspired by the shape of a Parallelogram (which is quite evident from the GinGin logo above).
GinGin as the name suggests is a very clear cut and well defined gin with a minimalistic approach which will be the core of its product.
GinGin is made in Goa and will soon be available in Goa and Delhi NCR
Like all things exciting in the Indian Alco-Bev Industry, The Cocktail Story was the first to give the world a look at India’s first hemp flavoured Gin with our exclusive virtual unveiling of GinGin. HERE is where you can find everything you need to know about GinGin
Indian Gin manufacturers continues to produce fine, affordable, and best cheap gin products that is sure to be an absolute delight for gin lovers.
We at The cocktail story cannot wait to try out all these new gins with our favourite cocktails and create more cocktails stories for all of you.
Do you agree with us and feel it is a brilliant time to be vocal for local!?