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How To Flavour Gin

Naturally Flavouring Gin To Create Unique and Intriguing Drinks

Gin is a british favourite that has evolved from the standard “Gin & Tonic” to a variety of flavours from raspberry and rhubarb to vanilla smoke, pineapple, bakewell and more.

Foodie Flavours are used by some of the UK’s most innovative distilleries and the same high strength natural flavours are available for flavouring gin at home.

We have a wide variety of high strength flavours available to buy online now, in sizes from 15ml to 1 litre. Ideal for developing new products, small batch distilling or flavouring your own gin at home.

Using flavourings in Gin.

Flavourings are typically added to gin at the end of the distilling process or to bottled gin.

Types of flavouring for Gin
Water soluble flavourings are typically used for flavouring spirits such as gin. Flavourings that use ethanol as a carrier are recommended, flavourings with Propylene Glycol as the carrier can also be used but are limited by maximum dosage rates.

Extracts for flavouring Gin
Botanical extracts such as coffee, cinnamon, ginger, lavender, rose and others help you create interesting flavour combinations for gin.

Organic certified extracts are also available.

How much flavouring to use
The amount you use will differ between flavours. As a guide, start with 0.5ml to 1ml of flavour per litre of gin and adjust to taste. Some flavours may have a maximum limit which will be indicated on the label (this will usually apply to flavours containing Propylene Glycol). Please note our flavours are not syrups, so do not impart any significant amount of sweetness.

Flavour features for commercial gin distilleries.

For commercial users Foodie Flavours help you display a ‘clean label’ on your gin. Our natural flavourings meet EU regulations to be listed on your ingredients list as “Natural Flavouring”.

For commercial distilleries we have an extensive range of natural flavourings and botanical extracts suitable for use in flavouring gin. In addition to this Foodie Flavours can also provide flavour creation services to help you develop new products.

All of our natural flavours are:

  • Vegan & Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free (200ml sized products and up)
  • Egg-free
  • Contain no added sugar
  • Made in the UK

Ordering flavour for Gin.

Homemade Gin & small distilleries  – All flavours available from our online shop are the same full strength product we supply commercial distilleries. They’re great for adding a taste twist to bottled gin or homemade gin. Just add a few drops of Foodie Flavour from our 15ml sized bottles.

Our online shop is also a great asset to small distilleries. Whether you are developing new gin product lines or manufacturing, our 15ml – 1L sized flavours are ideal.

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Commercial Use – In addition to our core retail range available to order online, we supply hundreds of flavours in larger quantities. Our commercial flavouring products are ideal for small and large scale distilling, with an MOQ of only 1 Litre.

If you are interested in ordering from us please view our commercial flavour list. Then simply email us at with your details and requirements. We can then advise on suitability for gin production, provide pricing and samples as needed.

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Shop Flavours

View our range of gin suitable flavours in sizes 15ml – 5L.

Wholesale Flavours

View our range of gin suitable flavours in sizes 1L+ available to business.