GINspirations for an enhanced gin drinking experience

Jan 17, 2023

Studer Gins

Gin at its very best

What used to be a cult drink in the early 18th century has recently experienced a new hype. The vast range of gins has never been so extensive. There are numerous types, and the number is growing almost every day – from Dry to Sloe, Old Tom, Flavoured Gin and also non-alcoholic ones.

In the past, this fine spirit had a rather rough reputation. The cheap and high-proof spirit became so popular, especially among the lower social classes, that the government was forced to intervene in the wake of a ‘gin crisis’ by introducing restrictions such as higher taxes. But that’s a story for another time.

Today, the best varieties are waiting on the shelves of bars and restaurants (or in the liqueur cabinet at home) for thirsty throats to be enjoyed by men and women from all walks of life.

And – as we all know – taste is debatable.

So, this blog isn’t about the many gin variants on the market, but we’ll give you a few tips to enhance your drinking experience that little bit more.

1) Storage

It is the variety of flavours that characterise a good gin. Even though this spirit cannot spoil due to its relatively high alcohol content, it can change in taste if it is stored too cool or too warm. To ensure the taste is retained for as long as possible, store it always in an upright position in a cool, dry and dark place.

2) Let’s raise a glass

Highball, long drink, tumbler, copa, goblet or a champagne glass? Choosing the right glass plays a huge part in the drinking experience. Whether you drink it neat on ice or mixed in a cocktail, such as a G&T or a SloeFizz, some glasses naturally seem more appropriate than others. Ultimately, personal style and perhaps the occasion will decide which glass to raise.

3) Get the temperature right

Gin develops its aromas best at a temperature of 13 to 15 degrees. We recommend placing the glass of your choice in the freezer for a few minutes before filling it with a large ice cube (smaller ice cubes melt away much quicker and dilute the spirit much faster). Add the gin and enjoy! Of course, feel free to add a mixer; tonic water goes well with it. For more (g)inspiration, take a look at our Recipe page for alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Award-winning premium spirits from The Home of Great Spirit – Studer’s range of premium gins:

Gold Gin 40.0% VOL

Swiss Highland Dry Gin 42.4% VOL

Old Tom 44.4% VOL

Sloe Gin 26.6% VOL

Sloe Gin Cinnamon 26.6% VOL

Wildflower Honey Gin 33.3% VOL

Swiss Highland naturally ONI Gin (non-alcoholic) 0.0% VOL