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 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 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 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 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:...
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...