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Shimla Gin

Shimla Gin is a fine spirit from Shimla, a city in the Himalayan foothills of India. Shimla is known for its beautiful landscapes, colonial past, and cool weather. The city gives Shimla Gin its name and botanical ideas. This gin mixes traditional gin-making with the aromatic botanicals of Asia.

Making the Gin

Making Shimla Gin involves location, tradition, and distilling art. They start by picking botanicals from Shimla's hills. The area's plants add unique tastes and smells to the gin. Key botanicals include juniper berries, which are vital for gin's crisp taste. They also use local spices, herbs, and fruits like coriander, turmeric, and citrus peels. These add to the gin's complex taste.

The distilling process blends tradition and modern methods. They soak the botanicals in a high-quality spirit to start the flavouring. Then they distill it in copper pot stills. This traditional method makes a refined spirit. It also pulls rich flavours and smells from the botanicals. Master distillers watch this process. They make sure each batch of Shimla Gin meets high standards.

Shimla Gin stands out for its authenticity. It's not just a drink. It's a journey to where it comes from. The gin has spicy notes that show India's food culture. It also has citrusy notes that remind you of Shimla's orchards. The gin celebrates its heritage in every sip.


Sustainability and community involvement are key to making Shimla Gin. The distillery buys botanicals from local farmers. This ensures fresh ingredients and supports local farming. They often use water from the area's clean, glacial rivers. This adds to the gin's purity and freshness.

Shimla Gin is made for the global drinker but keeps its local roots. The packaging often shows local culture. It's a treat for both the taste and eyes. You can drink it neat, with tonic, or in cocktails. Shimla Gin offers a taste of the Himalayas in every glass. It shows Shimla's beauty, complex history, and lively spirit.

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