HOW ARE VODKA AND GIN DIFFERENT?
We're starting a new series where we break down the basics of the Aussie Spirit World and give you the facts that we know you're just itching to know!
So, what makes Gin different from Vodka?
Gin and Vodka essentially start as the same thing, but it is the steps that are put in afterwards that really differentiate the two.
Vodka tends to remain as a neutral spirit, meaning it is known to be a fairly flavourless spirit (unless of course it's a flavoured vodka!).
The main difference between the two is that Gin must contain juniper for it to legally be called gin. What's juniper you ask?
The juniper gives your gin its pine flavour, along with all of the other botanicals added in. The added botanicals are also completely up to the distiller, making each gin very unique!