1. A distilled spirit that is primarily flavored with juniper berries, along with numerous other botanicals (herbs, spices, and fruits). It is usually made from a neutral base spirit—essentially vodka—that is either infused with those botanicals, or re-distilled with the vapors passing through them. In most countries, the only legal definition of gin is that it is a spirit with a “main characteristic flavor derived from juniper berries.” Popular varieties of gin include London dry gin, Plymouth gin, and modern gin, all of which have distinct flavor profiles.