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

Sacred Gin

I visited Ian Hart’s Sacred Spirits Company headquarters in Highgate, London and interviewed the distiller himself in my most recent¬†Gin:

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Plymouth Gin

At one point, Plymouth Gin was considered a geographically protected product within the E.U. In 2014,  Pernod Ricard declared their

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Hendrick’s Gin

Hendrick’s Gin launched in 1999. It likely needs no introduction. Hendrick’s Gin was launched by William Grant & Sons at

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Bulldog Gin

Bulldog Gin may be “English,” but the botanical blend and influence is from a vastly different part of the world:

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Nautical Gin

Nautical Gin is “inspired by adventure.” Hailing from New Hampshire, Vertical Spirits’ adventuresome gin sources botanicals from nearly every continent.

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