Jin Jiji India Dry Gin
Three day’s drive from Delhi will find you in Goa, on India’s southwestern coast. Known for its white beaches, architectural jewels, and culinary heritage, Goa is home to Nao Spirits and the production of Jin JiJi and Hapusa Gins. Produced by Anand Virmani and Jay Dhawan, these spirits are distilled in copper pot, adding an additional layer of rarity to the already unique endeavor of making gin in India. Sourcing botanicals indigenous to the region, these spirits speak of place with a refreshing voice, adding value to a spirits category in which new products don’t easily distinguish themselves.
Jin Jiji is a celebration of the rich and diverse botanicals that can be found throughout India. Built around a heart of wild, foraged Juniper from the Himalayas, this “India Dry Jin” also features Juniper from Macedonia, the fragrant leaf Tulsi, Coriander Seed, Black Tea, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Chamomile, and Cashew Nut—the final ingredient lending a distinctly silky mouthfeel to a gin that is distinct but versatile enough for a wide variety of cocktails. 43% ABV