A gin and tonic may be one of the most commonly ordered drinks, and for good reason. The distinctive juniper taste of gin makes it a delicious spirit and more than just flavored vodka.
But what exactly is gin?
Gin is a spirit primarily made from fermented grain, but can also have a base of grapes, molasses and sugar beets. Gin goes through a double distillation process in which the fermented grain is distilled into a clear and neutral spirit otherwise known as a base spirit. From this base spirit you are able to make other spirits, for example, the Denver gin distillery “Deviation” uses the same grain and base spirit to make both their gin and whiskey products.