The gin graphic is designed to quickly communicate the character of a gin in an easy-to-understand, visual way. The gin graphic element of Gin-Note is divided into six different segments, each one representing a different aspect of a gin’s character. They are:
Juniper: green, resinous notes of juniper berries; can be broken down to include spruce, pine needles, cedar, pine, etc.
Citrus: bright, zingy and zesty; the flavours commonly associated with citrus fruit such as lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit, but also including the citrus character of botanicals such as coriander, lemongrass, verbena, etc.
Spice: including both sweet spice: e.g. cinnamon, cassia, nutmeg, cardamom, clove; and savoury spice: e.g. cumin, pepper and ginger.
Herbal: herbal, leafy notes, both dried and fresh, including basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, sage, fennel, etc.
Fruit: capturing the plump, fruity character of a gin beyond citrus. Includes notes of berries (strawberry, raspberry, etc.), stone fruit (cherry, plum, peach, etc.) and any other fruit.
Floral: perfumed characteristics of flowers such as rose, violet, orange blossom, lavender.
Each of the six segments covers a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest.
A gin is given a rating (by the brand owner), for each segment. For example, a bold, citrusy gin would have high values for intensity and citrus.
The total sum of the values for each segment for a single gin (i.e. when the values of all six segments are added together) cannot exceed 30.