Gin Botanicals – Seville Orange

Gin Botanicals – Seville Orange

Name: Seville Orange Species: Citrus x aurantium, which is believed to be a cross between Citrus maxima and Citrus reticulata. Geography: Despite the common name, Citrus x aurantium was originally native to southeast Asia but was introduced to Spain by the Moors...
Gin Botanicals – Ginger Root

Gin Botanicals – Ginger Root

Name: Ginger Root Species: Zingiber officinale Geography: Originally native to the islands of Southeast Asia, ginger root has been used as a spice for thousands of years and was one of the first such to be traded among ancient civilisations during the Austronesian...
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 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 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 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...