Hemp is the new thing in Gin that is trending in Goa lately. So here we bring you two hemp Gin to try out in Goa.
In case you’re wondering, it’s completely legal and won’t knock you out. To break it down, marijuana and hemp are two varieties of the plant Cannabis Sativa. Hemp refers to the non-intoxicating cannabis harvested for the industrial use of its products. In marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound that makes one feels “high,” measures at about 17%, whereas hemp has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally. Hemp is used in a variety of commercial and industrial products in India: textiles, paper, bioplastics, building materials, body care, and now gin.
- GIN GIN: Gin Gin is India’s first, and currently only, hemp gin. It’s distilled using nine botanicals, including the custom juniper that is sourced from the Himalayas. Others are coriander, lavender, rosemary, caraway seeds, cinnamon, lemongrass and butterfly pea flower, and hemp. Priced at Rs 999. Best enjoyed with tonic water.
Satiwa is created at Naveen Distilleries in Margao, having teamed up with a Russian distiller to fine tune the recipe. The process took three months and involved as many as eight iterations! Recommends drinking it with rosemary, grapefruit, or a slice of orange. It works well with plain soda or regular tonic. It doesn’t need much to enhance it,” says Sahil the onwer of Sinq and Sativa
Let us know which is your favorite Hemp gin and why. It is available across all wineshops in Goa.