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coriander sources. With a perhaps even more predictable association between climate and flavor than juniper even, distillers can more easily plan around their coriander without a house chemist. Look for fresh coriander from Northern localities to get a higher oil content and a slightly more floral flavor. A little bit of these go a longer way. Drier, warmer localities produce a crisper, more traditionally citrus/spice flavor. The lower oil content of these corianders means you can dial up the ratio without it becoming overwhelming. And of course, all of these are subject to the whims

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of weather in a given season, so better yet, get to know your local coriander farmer or become one yourself and embrace the coriander of your local climate.

Aaron Knoll is a noted gin historian, critic and consultant. He authored 2015's “Gin: The Art and Craft of the Artisan Revival,” which has since been translated into three languages, and additionally co-authored 2013's “The Craft of Gin.” He also founded leading gin website in 2009.

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Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.