Some gins are meant to savor and impress. Let these rare gins slowly seduce your taste buds and leave you thirsty for more. These gins may come with a sizable price tag, but that first taste alone is a goldmine. Sip slowly and relish in the smooth finish of these fine gins.
To describe this gin as unusual may be an understatement. The Nordic Food Lab and Cambridge Distillery concocted this gin with the essence of 62 red wood ants. Yes, you read that right. They distill the ants for their natural chemical pheromones and formic acids, which produces a citrus flavor that is difficult to match. Anty Gin may be unconventional, but its distinct taste makes it one of the most delicious spirits on the market. Anty Gin has yet to grace the USA, but you can find the rare bottles online.
Purchase here: $260/700ml bottle (plus travel fees if ordering from outside the UK)
If you are looking to spend a little more on a gin you know you love, Burleighs 4.5 liter bottle is the way to go. Why settle on a smaller bottle of something so remarkable? This classic London Dry Gin is vibrant with the floral and citrus notes that every gin lover yearns for. Let yourself be enchanted by fresh eucalyptus, dry juniper, and bold pine. 45 West Distillers packages their signature London Dry Gin in regular sized bottles, but with this delicious gin, size does matter. Dare to go big with Burleighs.
Nolet Distillery’s The Reserve is a game changing gin. This golden spirit mixes ingredients more expensive than gold itself. The gin uses ample amounts of saffron for a toasty spice and verbena, which adds a bitter taste. The combination of saffron and verbena, along with notes of lavender and rose, create an array of flavors that will delight and awe. If you are an ardent gin drinker, enhance your zeal with a bottle of The Reserve.
Purchase Here: $599.99/750ml bottle
The price attached to The Cambridge Distillery’s award winning gin is as astonishing as the ultra rare spirit’s fine taste. This gin is certainly a luxury, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle. Each bottle, which are all hand blown, requires nearly fifty distillations to produce and is distilled at half the pressure found on the summit of Mount Everest. The Cambridge Distillery releases only six bottles per year, but you can contact the distillery directly if you want your name added to the list.