Gin’s ability to showcase myriad flavors has always made it a bartender favorite. With aromatic combinations ranging from floral and herbal to citrus and spice, and even vegetal, gin imparts a sense of place like no other spirit. A jack-of- all-trades, gin is the versatile star of innovative cocktails and classic libations alike.
Seeking new choices to explore more of the spirit’s impressive variety, VinePair asked bartenders to weigh in on the best new gins to grace their bars. While not every gin listed below is a recent release, each has gained our drink pros’ enthusiastic approval and is worthy of any gin lover’s consideration. From beloved local distilleries to a new favorite from Greece, keep reading for the latest gin obsessions.
“Indoggo Gin: This gin was newly launched by the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg in the past year. Gin is an excellent spirit because it is known by mixologists to adapt the flavors and ingredients mixed with it, so customers [don’t] feel like they are drinking a spirit at all. It is helpful to have a well-known personality behind a spirit, especially one known for drinking gin, because it helps with guest recognition and sparks a conversation.” —Justin Wilson, Director of Outlets, SAAM Lounge in SLS Brickell, Miami.