Botanical: Angelica

Angelica Archangelica The common variety of Angelica used in gin has been cultivated as a vegetable since at least the 10th century in Northern Europe. Often, the root is used in gin, owing to its intense, fragrant odor, though others parts, including the seeds, may be used.

Angelica archangelica is native to a large portion of subarctic Europe and Northern Hemisphere. The plants can be quite tall, growing up to 8 or 9 feet. The plant comes from the same family as celery, fennel and caraway. Owing to its ubiquity, the plant has been a common ingredient in gin for centuries, and often forms part of the base accord of juniper + coriander + angelica that most gins begin from.

Gins with Angelica

Moonshot Gin (Batch 3)

Last updated January 30th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

The botanicals in Moonshot Gin were sent 20 kilometers into the Stratosphere*. However, the real Moonshot in Moonshot Gin is

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Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Batch 2

Last updated December 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

As That Boutique-y Gin Company releases some of their gins in multiple batches, we occasionally will review the same gin twice. 

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Junipero Gin

Last updated December 12th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Junipero Gin recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. Anchor Brewing Company was at the forefront of the craft brewing revolution in

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Van Gogh Gin

Last updated November 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Van Gogh Gin launched in 1999. It is built on the same base as their flagship vodka. Distilled from wheat,

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Eden Mill Love Gin

Last updated November 11th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Eden Mill St. Andrews has two interesting things to note about their location. Firstly, yes golf lovers— this is the

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Sacred Coriander Gin

Last updated November 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

I talk at length about the Sacred Spirits Company in my book Gin: the Art and Craft of the Artisan

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Cotswolds Dry Gin

Last updated October 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

In a recent interview with Cory Muscato of Buffalo’s Lockhouse Gin, he said to me, “If you ever see a

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Coppers Gin

Last updated September 22nd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Coppers Gin begins with a little bit of a terroir approach; Vermont Distillers use hand-picked Vermont grown juniper berries. Produced

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