Botanical: Orris Root

Iris Flowers, whose roots are known as Orris RootOften cited by perfumers as “fixative,” which means that the herb itself helps bind the aromatics of other ingredients more tightly into the solution. The it in this case is the root of the Iris, and it has its own distinctively violet, earthy aroma. Due to its fixative properties, Orris Root has been a traditional part of the aroma accord which gives gin its distinctive flavor. It’s also among the most common botanicals in gin.

Gins featuring Orris Root

Green Hat Gin

Green Hat Gin is a grain-to-glass gin distilled at New Columbia Distillers’ distillery in the outskirts of Washington D.C. Beginning

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Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin hails from That Boutique-y Gin Company’s line of one-off and limited-edition gins. David T. Smith (author and

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Cardinal Gin

Southern Artisan Spirits boasts an all-organic blend of botanicals for their Cardinal Gin. Located in the foothills of the Blue

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Wight Mermaids Gin

Isle of Wight Distillery’s Wight Mermaids Gin boasts local coriander— the first commercial coriander operation in England. Mermaids Gin also

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Hepple Gin

Hepple Gin is about process— an unusual one— or should I say, three. The three methods used to maximize the

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Ki No Bi Gin

Could Japanese Gins be the next Japanese whiskey? That’s the bet of a group of Japanese distilleries who are getting

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Whyte Laydie Dry Gin

Montgomery Distilling’s Whyte Laydie Dry Gin begins from a base of Montana grown wheat— cultivated on the Montgomery family ranch. It’s

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