Gin is a European alcoholic drink made by distilling juniper berries. It is then generally combined with other herbal and botanical flavors to create a light alcohol that is perfect for mixing.
The best thing about gin is that it is versatile and can be used in many cocktails, no matter the season.
It is also possible to find affordable gins that will not compromise the drinkability or flavor of your drink since it is an inherently light liquor.
Gordon's London Dry Gin
For over 200 years, Gordon’s Gin has been a staple in the affordable gin market. It has won many awards over the years, including four Royal Warrants. Gordon’s Gin has a balanced juniper flavor that makes the perfect gin and tonic with a clear taste.
Burnett's London Dry Gin
Dry gin is produced by only adding the flavors of the botanicals that were used during distillation, and there are no added botanical flavors or sweeteners. Burnett’s London Dry Gin has a long history of delivering a distinct flavor without additives or additional flavors beyond those used for distilling. This gin has been made with the original recipe since 1770.
Seagram's Extra Dry Gin
Seagram’s is known for much more than its iconic ginger ale. Since 1939, the company has produced its popular extra dry gin. It has notes of juniper, coriander, bitter and sweet orange, and angelica root. It has also won awards for two consecutive years from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Nikolai Gin is an affordable gin brand from England. Tasting notes include juniper and citrus, and the gin has a clean finish. It is an ideal gin to make simple cocktails, like a gin and tonic. It is smooth, and crisp with a just slight kick for the perfect flavor combination.
Taaka is a well-known affordable vodka brand, but their gin product is just as noteworthy. Made in the United States, the Kentucky-based brand offers a crisp gin made from fine grain and careful production practices to keep it free of impurities. The juniper berry notes are prevalent, so if you enjoy that flavor profile, you will enjoy this gin!
13th Colony Southern Gin
Unlike other gins, the 13th Colony Southern Gin is more citrus-forward. It is six times distilled using only the purest Georgia water. Besides the citrus-forward flavor, it also has notes of light juniper amid other botanical flavors like hibiscus. Winner of the Gold Medal at the International SIP Awards, this gin is a perfect addition to any cocktail.
Hadley & Sons Gin
Hadley & Sons Gin features notes of juniper but has its spin on gin with the addition of cucumber and citrus flavors. The result is a crisp, light, drinkable gin perfect for any gin-based cocktail, simple and complex. It also won a Silver Medal in the SF Spirits Competition.
New Amsterdam Stratusphere Gin
New Amsterdam Gin is a popular brand among gin drinkers. They have two options for gin, their original Stratosphere Gin and their London Dry Gin. Both varieties have citrus notes, but the London Dry Gin has more juniper-forward tasting notes due to its dry nature. New Amsterdam’s gins are smooth, crisp, and the perfect addition to any cocktail.
Citadelle Gin is a French brand that has many types of gin on its roster. However, its original formula is a standout product. It is so smooth and well-balanced that you can enjoy it as a gin and tonic with a lemon twist in the glass! It has won multiple awards, and the company grows its juniper trees for the most perfect berries.
Plymouth gin features many varieties of gin, but their original gin features a balanced taste of seven botanical ingredients. It is the winner of multiple San Francisco World Spirits Competition and International Spirits Competition awards and is an extremely smooth and full-bodied gin perfect for any cocktail.
Gin is one of the crispest and clean alcohols on the market. Each of the gins mentioned on this list is an affordable option that does not compromise its quality.
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