Tasting Notes for Terai India Dry Gin
The TERAI botanical mix gives the gin a bold, dry spice profile, while the tulsi, a signature botanical, and the more floral elements add freshness and vibrancy.
As a modern London Dry Gin, TERAI India Dry Gin works beautifully in a classic G&T with fresh lemon and mint or in a classic Southside cocktail.
Meet TERAI India Dry Gin. This London dry gin is inspired by the beautiful low, fertile marshlands running parallel to the lower ranges off the Himalayas, along North India and Southern Nepal. The name Terai means 'Moist Land', an homage to the land which inspired the gin’s creators.
TERAI’s commitment to craftsmanship exemplifies the best qualities of modern independent spirits. The gin is produced in a purpose-built distillery, using traditional one-shot distillation, where all the botanicals are distilled in a pot still before adding water to bring it to drinking strength — a process the creator's claim no other gin in India uses. The neutral spirit at the heart of TERAI is produced from rice at a neighbouring distillery.
The glass bottle draws inspiration from pillars in ancient Indian architecture, and each stopper is handmade in the traditional style of India’s Channapatna craft. On the label an intricate representation of the botanicals has been illustrated in the design of vintage Indian coins.
The creators of TERAI gin are India Craft Spirit Co. an initiative undertaken by Globus Spirits Ltd. one of India’s leading grain distillers. Within this initiative, Shekhar Swarup, Founder, aspires to create contemporary spirits inspired by Indian produce and culture. Shekhar is a 4th generation distiller and part of the Swarup family which has been involved in agriculture in India since the 1700s. The family has been part of the burgeoning spirits industry of India with the family’s first distillery that was established in 1958. India Craft Spirit Co. has established its own small-batch craft distillery in Rajasthan and TERAI India Dry Gin is its first offering.
Producer India Craft Spirit Co. Style London Dry Gin Volume 75cl ABV 42.8%