Gin is the liquor of choice for those who enjoy elegant, vintage flavors and incredibly fancy cocktails. The herbal flavors in gin help make even the most straightforward gin and tonic feel like a complex and lavish drink.
For people with food allergies, gluten sensitivity, and Celiac disease, knowing whether your alcohol is gluten-free is essential. In this guide, we’ll cover nine excellent gluten-free gin brands and dive into the flavors and tastes to expect when using them.
Beefeater London Dry Gin leans towards the citrus side compared to some of the other, more herbal-forward gins on our list. The citrus makes it an excellent option for those who prefer a milder but classic flavor. When looking for a great gin that won’t overpower other flavors in a cocktail, this is what you want.
With top notes of juniper and coriander, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin has a bit of kick and spice that helps make it a classic and well-known American liquor. Compared to other choices, like Hendrick’s on our list, Seagram’s has a classic gin taste without a high price tag.
Bombay Sapphire is famous for its bright blue bottle but even more for its smooth citrus-forward taste, and next on our list of gluten-free gin. Many cite this gin as “the first time they liked gin” because the flavor shies away from the typical juniper and moves towards the floral and citrus flavors. Bombay Sapphire is the sweet, lemony gin favorite for many people.
Hendrick’s gin is popular with people who enjoy a strong, herbal flavor in their alcoholic drinks. The gin’s flavor comes from eleven botanical elements, chamomile, elderflower, caraway, coriander, lemon peel, juniper, orange peel, cubeb berries, yarrow root, angelica root, and orris root, then infused with rose and cucumber.
Tanqueray gin is an elegant classic that has over a century of praise. This old-timey brand is a classic London Dry Gin with a juniper-forward flavor. Snoop Dogg partnered with Tanqueray years ago to promote the brand using his song “Gin & Juice” while also introducing the brand to a younger audience.
Gin Mare is unique because it infuses Mediterranean flavor into a liquor typically associated with Western Europe. The brand uses Arbequina olives, a local ingredient, along with basil, thyme, and rosemary to create an intensely herbal liquor. The sweet notes of orange help balance out the flavor, making a unique and fantastic gin.
When you think of a classic, traditional gin and tonic, you’ll likely think of the flavor of Gordon’s gin. This brand is well-known, popular, and available internationally for a good reason. Gordon’s has the vintage juniper-heavy flavor that you expect from traditionally-made gin and works well in a simple cocktail or on its own.
Aviation is a relatively new brand in the world of spirits, started in 2006. Most people learned about Aviation when famous actor Ryan Reynolds became a co-owner of the brand in 2018. This gin is heavy on the earthy-spicy flavor that other brands shy away from, making for a delightful yet smooth taste.
Larios is the best-selling gin brand in Spain, and for a good reason. Like Bombay Sapphire, this gin is heavy on the citrus flavor, and because of this, the taste is bright and fresh in a way some other brands lack. The pleasant citrus flavor of grapefruit is very present in Larios gin.
Luckily, gin is often naturally gluten-free, unlike many dark liquors, which often use wheat or barley.
Personally, I’m a massive fan of Hendrick’s gin because of its strong floral flavor. Did your favorite brand make our list, or do you have your own gluten-free gin hidden gem? Leave a comment and let us know!
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I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.