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Gin Botanicals: Cubeb Berries Profile

Gin Botanicals: Cubeb Berries Profile

It's time for another of our informative, educational-but-still-quite-fun Gin Botanical Profiles! This week: Cubeb Berries... Name: Cubeb Berries Species: Piper Cubeba, also sometimes known as Java pepper or tailed pepper. Geography: Native to Indonesia, now...

Gin News Roundup – 7th December 2018

Gin News Roundup – 7th December 2018

Here we are again, folks - it's time for your regular Gin News Update!  Get up to speed with all the latest gin news in one place... UK Gin Sales Climb 267% In 10 Years New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have confirmed the remarkable rise of gin...

Gin Botanicals: Lemon Peel Profile

Gin Botanicals: Lemon Peel Profile

Name: Lemon Peel Species: Citrus Limon Geography: Originally native to Asia, the lemon is believed to have originated in India.  Although the tree was introduced to Europe via Italy in Roman times, lemons were not properly cultivated in Europe until around the time of...

Gin News Roundup – 23rd November 2018

Gin News Roundup – 23rd November 2018

It's a hectic world out there, with gin news going on all over the place. But fear not - it's time for another of our marvellous Gin News Roundups! Tanqueray Blind Tasting Initiative Tanqueray have launched a new campaign encouraging people to ‘forget the gimmicks’...

Gin Botanicals: Cardamom Profile

Gin Botanicals: Cardamom Profile

Name: Cardamom Species: Elettaria cardamomum (green cardamom) or Amomum subulatum (black cardamom), are sub-species of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family and are therefore related to both ginger and turmeric. Green cardamom is the predominant variety used in gin...

Gin News Roundup – 9th November 2018

Gin News Roundup – 9th November 2018

Hello again, folks and welcome to another of our Gin News Roundups! Yes, the world keeps turning and gin news keeps happening.  Here goes: A New Idea That Several People Have Had Already Regular readers will remember our previous update in which we told you about John...

Gin Botanicals: Angelica Root

Gin Botanicals: Angelica Root

Name: Angelica Root Species: Angelica Archangelica - catchy! Also known as Garden Angelica, Norwegian Angelica and Wild Celery. Geography: Angelica grows wild throughout Scandinavia and is cultivated in France, Germany and Eastern Europe. Characteristics: Like...

Gin News Roundup – 26th October 2018

Gin News Roundup – 26th October 2018

Time for another Gin News Roundup, folks!  While you were sleeping, gin news was happening. Here's what caught our eye recently: Brewdog’s Lone Wolf Rebranded Lone Wolf, the distilling arm of shouty, attention-starved brewers Brewdog, have unveiled a rebrand of their...

Gin Botanicals: Coriander

Gin Botanicals: Coriander

Welcome to another of our potted profiles of the most common Gin Botanicals! This week we're looking at Coriander, an essential component of most of our favourite gins. If you missed last week's missive on Juniper, you can find that here. Enjoy! Name: Coriander...

Gin Botanicals: Juniper

Gin Botanicals: Juniper

Juniper Hi folks, and welcome to a new series on the blog - our profiles of the main Gin Botanicals! And of course there's only one contender for our first entry: Juniper! These dark, bitter berries are the essence of Gin, contributing the spirit's dominant flavour...

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