Mandatory Staff Picks: The 10 Best Premium Gins

Gin is one of the most adaptable spirits ever created. Even though the main ingredient is always juniper berries (that give gin its “gin-like” flavor), the spirit can also include any number of herbs and botanicals. One example is well-known brand Hendrick’s, which uses rose and cucumber to give it a unique flavor. It’s the base for some of the most well-known cocktails ever conceived, including the gin and tonic, negroni, gin rickey, gin gimlet, and others.

If you’re just an occasional gin drinker, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Gordon’s, Broker’s, or Beefeater. If you’re stepping up your gin game, there’s a whole tier above those brands just waiting to be discovered. Check out some of our favorite premium gins below.

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