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Gin Botanicals – Grains Of Paradise

Gin Botanicals – Grains Of Paradise

Name: Grains Of Paradise Species: Aframomum melegueta, a member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family. Geography: Originally native to West Africa, where it is cultivated in many countries along the coast of the continent, particularly Ghana and Liberia. Also an...

Gin News Roundup – 12th April 2019

Gin News Roundup – 12th April 2019

Welcome to our latest Gin News Update! As ever, there’s been plenty of top Gin News action since our last roundup, so let’s get cracking with the latest stories... New Launches From Big Hitters It must be nearly summer - peak G&T drinking time - as some of the...

Gin Botanicals – Orris Root

Gin Botanicals – Orris Root

Name: Orris Root Species: Orris root (rhizoma iridis) is the root of two different Iris flowers, Iris germanica and Iris pallida, which are plants in the Iridaceae family known for their beautiful flowers. Geography: Although both species are widely distributed, Iris...

Gin News Roundup – 29th March 2019

Gin News Roundup – 29th March 2019

Welcome back to our Gin News Update… Gosh, has it been a fortnight already?! Here’s the lowdown on the latest events in the gin world...   UK Gin Exports Could Fill 30 Olympic Swimming Pools Along with double-decker buses (height or length) and football pitches...

Gin Botanicals – Cassia and Cinnamon

Gin Botanicals – Cassia and Cinnamon

Name: Cassia / Cinnamon Species: Cassia is the name used mainly for the spice derived from Cinnamomum cassia (Chinese cinnamon) although, confusingly, Cassia is sold as generic cinnamon in the USA but differentiated from other cinnamon barks in Europe. Other common...

Gin News Roundup – 15th March 2019

Gin News Roundup – 15th March 2019

Welcome back to our regular Gin News Roundup! We’ve been scanning the newswires and keeping our ears to the ground to bring you right up to date with all the best new stories from the increasingly-bonkers Gin scene. There’s plenty to get through this week, so let’s...

Gin Botanicals – Star Anise

Gin Botanicals – Star Anise

Name: Star Anise Species: Illicium verum Geography: Illicium verum is originally native to Vietnam and China, but is now also cultivated in Spain, Italy, Morocco, India and the Philippines. Characteristics: Illicium verum is an evergreen tree of the Schisandraceae...

Gin News Roundup: World Gin Awards Special!

Gin News Roundup: World Gin Awards Special!

  Welcome to another of our increasingly-crucial Gin News Roundups! It’s awards season again, so this week’s update is a special edition reporting from the Oscars of the Gin industry: the World Gin Awards… World Gin Awards 2019 Winners Announced: Dingle Original Takes...

Gin Botanical Profile: Nutmeg

Gin Botanical Profile: Nutmeg

Name: Nutmeg Species: Myristica fragrans Geography: Nutmeg is native to the Moluccas, the Spice Islands of Indonesia - where its value led to atrocities and war between English and Dutch traders - but is also cultivated in China, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Grenada...

Gin News Roundup – 15th February 2019

Gin News Roundup – 15th February 2019

Welcome to our latest Gin News Roundup!  There’s plenty of fresh new gin stories this week, so let’s get cracking… New Graham Norton Gin For Ireland Graham Norton has launched a new Gin in his native Ireland. Produced by West Cork Distillers, Graham Norton’s Own Irish...

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