Botanicals Distilled is a series of blog posts explaining the origin, characteristics, taste and uses in gin of individual botanicals. Find out why juniper is the key flavour in gin, why coriander is liked and loathed in equal measure and many other quirks of gin botanicals.
Angelica root is the Cinderella of the botanical theatre. Yet angelica root is a key botanical in the making of gin. And while juniper and coriander aren't exactly the Ugly Sisters, they get the invitations to the ball while angelica root is often overlooked.
Coriander's got history. From medicine to cooking, coriander has been used for millennia. Find out in this article why coriander seeds are so important in the making of gin.
Q. When is a berry not a berry? A. When it is a juniper berry - or aromatic, fleshy, female seed cone if you want to be finicky. Find out in this article why juniper is the key ingredient in gin.