Gin is a spirit flavoured with juniper berries. Distilled Gin is made by redistilling white grain spirit and raw cane sugar which has been flavoured with juniper berries. Compound Gin is made by flavouring neutral grain spirit with juniper berries without redistilling and can be considered as a flavoured Vodka. A well made Gin will be relatively dry compared to other spirits. Gin is often mixed in cocktails with sweeter ingredients like tonic water or vermouth to balance this dryness.