Mostly distilled from cereals or sugarcane molasses spirit; the Dutch is considered the forerunner Genever, The name is derived from the French "genévrier" (juniper). The characteristic taste arises from flavoring with coriander and juniper berries (genever). Depending on the manufacturer, there are around 120 different flavorings such as. B. ginger. nutmeg, Orange peel and paradise apple seeds used. The flavor can be used both during the distillation, as well as subsequently. The well-known British brand Gordon's London Dry Gin has been produced since 1769. The alcohol content must go to. Amount to 37.5% vol. Gin is also a popular ingredient in cocktails, including the famous Martini and the long drink gin and tonic.