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Bafferts Mint Gin


Christopher Hayman of Hayman Distillers Ltd. (and Thames Distillers), London, England, UK - although the production and storage is in Witham, Essex. It is marketed and sold in the USA by Infinium Spirits (Wilson Daniels Ltd), Aliso Viejo, California.


Hayman Distillers and Infinium Spirits.


Haymans have been distilling Gin in London for over 200 years and started with James Burroughs (of Beefeater Gin fame) as James Burroughs Ltd. The company was sold in 1987 to Whitbread, although part of the business was retained and renamed Hayman’s. Today Christopher Hayman is supported by his son (James) and daughter (Miranda), the great-great-grandchildren of James Burroughs.

The Bafferts Brand was established in 2000, and is marketed as “A Gin even a Vodka lover will fall for!” Using a recipe dating back to the 1800’s, it is unusual in its choice to infuse with mint – we believe this is the only mint flavored Gin out there.


The compound, triple distilled base of the standard Bafferts Gin is infused with mint. It is sold in a simple, cleanly designed bottle, with a distinctive twist running the length of the glass. Bafferts Mint has green lettering as opposed to the blue lettering on the traditional bottle of Bafferts.


Flavored Gin - Mint.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

40% (80 Proof).

Price Range



Uses 5 botanicals: Coriander, juniper, lemon, orange peel – and infused with mint.


Possibly named after Robert “Bob” Baffert, the great American racehorse owner and trainer – the mint infusion being used to signify the drink of the Kentucky Derby: the Mint Julep.

Tasting Notes

It is certainly like Vodka with a faint aroma of mint and a very subtle nose of citrus and juniper. Despite this, the flavor is heavy on the mint with a very light, mild, but distinctive Gin character – and is reasonably smooth. The addition of any mixer masks the flavor of the Gin whilst the mint still carries through with most. This is Gin for a mint lover and is fine for a mint flavored G&T. However because the Gin is masked it is better to use it in drinks as a mint flavored Vodka as recommended by the marketers of this product.

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