|Juniper: Juniper, the primary botanical used to flavor gins, is also the inspiration for ginís name as gin is a shortened version of the Dutch word for juniper, geniever. Essential oils are extracted from juniper berries to give gin its characteristic aroma and taste.
Elderflower: In season only from mid-May to mid-June, elderflower has a delicate floral flavor. The fragile, creamy-white blossoms, from which the lovely but hard to describe taste of the elderflower is coaxed out is complex with notes of flowers and summer fruits.
Lemon Grass: Lemon grass has a vibrant, lemony flavor. The botanical is extracted from the leaves and stalks of lemon grass and is a frequent ingredient in gin cocktails. We felt it deserved a prominent place in our gin.
Coriander: One of the oldest known botanicals and a traditional gin flavoring, coriander has a citrusy, nutty flavor. In addition to being an important gin ingredient, coriander, the seed of the cilantro plant, is also said by some to be a digestive aid and to help alleviate insomnia.
Angelica Root: Recognized as much for its medicinal properties as its flavor contribution to gin, angelica root has a slightly sweet, warm, aromatic, musky taste. Heralded in some cultures as a panacea for ailments ranging from colds to gout, angelica root also complements juniper and other gin botanicals.