A Guide to Floral Gins

17th April 2018

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to consider the growing range of floral gins.  

Floral gins have developed as distillers look for more unusual botanicals to make their gin stand out in the crowd.

Popular floral botanicals include hibiscus, lavender, rose petals and chamomile.

Floral gins work well with elderflower tonic water and garnishes such as cucumber, flowers, and citrus peel.

Bloom Gin was one of the first floral gins to be launched in the UK back in 2009.  Created by Head Distiller, Joanna Moore who back in spotted a gap in the market for something more floral and light.  

Inspired by the true beauty of nature, chamomile, pomelo and honeysuckle were chosen as the three key botanicals, each one helping in its own unique way to create a more delicate and subtle gin drinking experience. Try it with chopped strawberries to enhance the sweetness of the chamomile. The perfect summer drink!

The stylishly bottled Silent Pool is another popular floral gin.  The gin itself features a hefty 24 botanicals, including kaffir lime, chamomile, local honey and lavender, among others, resulting in a subtly sweet though intricately-balanced tipple. It is popular with both traditional and individual gin drinkers.  Garnish with orange peel.

The Dorset Conker Spirit Gin does not strictly fit into the floral gin category, however, it is made with local gorse flowers that taste of almonds and exotic fruits!  Other botanicals include samphire and elderberries, resulting in a gin that has light herbal notes.  It is most definitely worth a try!

You might want to try out other popular brands of floral gins such as Anno Gin, The Botanist, Hendrick's Gin and Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin, to name a few.