Country & region: Netherlands Amsterdam
Grapes: Zuidam Dry Gin, Netherlands Our first gin fittingly comes from the Netherlands. Founded in 1975 by Fred van Zuidam, the distillery started small, comprising of one copper still and a production line all in all covering just 300 square meters. Since those early days, the distillery has expanded to 3600 square meters, four copper stills and the enlistment of his wife and sons. So family aside, what of their gin? The Zuidam Dutch Courage Dry Gin is distilled from nine carefully selected botanicals, starting with juniper berries and orris root from Italy, coriander from Morocco, lemons, oranges and angelica from Spain, licorice root from India, and, finally, cardamom and vanilla bean from Madagascar. The resulting spirit has won several awards at the highest level and with a score of 91 points from our aggregated critics, it is the highest scoring on our list. Not bad for an average price of $22.