Gin Botanicals

Catch up on all our posts about various Gin botanicals, the flavour molecules, how and where they are grown and what’s so special.

Black cardamom Amomum subulatum

Black Cardamom : Amomum Subulatum

Black cardamom, also known as Amomum subulatum, is a perennial herb that is native to the Eastern Himalayas and is also found in parts of India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China. It is a member of the ginger family and is closely related to the green cardamom that is commonly used in cooking.

Black cardamom is unique in that it is harvested when it is fully mature and then dried over an open fire.

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Angelica is a botanical that is commonly used in gin distillation.

Norwegian Angelica : Angelica Archangelica

Angelica is a botanical that is commonly used in gin distillation. It imparts a unique and complex flavour profile that can pair well with a variety of other botanicals. Some great flavour pairings for angelica in gin include…read more>

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Green cardamom Elettaria cardamomum

Green Cardamom : Elettaria Cardamomum L

The plant is characterized by tall, leafy shoots and produces small, green, triangular pods that house the aromatic seeds responsible for cardamom’s distinctive taste and aroma. Green cardamom has been cultivated for centuries and is now grown in several countries, including Guatemala, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania, with Guatemala being the largest global producer.

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Mandarin Citrus Reticulat

Mandarine : Citrus Reticulata

Mandarin can be a great addition to gin as a botanical, and when paired with other botanicals like cardamom, juniper, coriander, angelica root, orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger, can create a gin with a unique and complex flavour profile that is both refreshing and warming.

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Flat Lay Image of Lemons and all the parts of the lemon plant

Lemon : Citrus Reticulata

Lemon (Citrus reticulata) is a citrus fruit that is native to Asia, and is now widely cultivated in various regions around the world. The most common variety of lemon used for culinary and medicinal purposes is the Lisbon and Eureka lemon.

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Star Anise Flat Lay

Star Anise : Illicium Verum

Star anise, also known as Chinese star anise or badian, is a spice that comes from the fruit of the Illicium verum tree. It is native to Southwest China, and is primarily grown in China, Japan, and Vietnam. It has a strong, distinct liquorice flavour, with hints of sweetness and a slight spiciness.

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Lemon Scented Ironbark Far North Queensland

Lemon Scented Ironbark

Lemon scented ironbark is a type of tree that is native to Far North Queensland, Australia. It is known for its distinct lemon scent, which is derived from the essential oils present in the bark of the tree.

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Coriander recreation of antique medicinal plants image

Coriander Seed

Coriander seed, also known as cilantro seed, is a botanical commonly used in gin distillation. The scientific name for Coriander seed is Coriandrum sativum L. Coriander seed is native to the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and it is also widely cultivated in other parts of the world such as Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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