Botanical: Aniseed

aniseed (anise)Anise, sometimes called aniseed is a member of the Apiaceae family which includes caraway, celery, carrots among others. The aniseeds are small fruits which impart a signature anethole note. Though many other botanicals, including the similarly named star anise, contain that note, the two anises are botanically different plants.

Which makes an important point. In gins, once distilled, it’s hard to pick the difference between the two. The anethole note is there, proving that flavor which suggests “anise.” Given that star anise is much cheaper, it’s a safe assumption that most gins when disclosing botanicals— if they merely say “anise”— they mean the star.

Gins featuring Anise

Spirit Hound Gin

Last updated March 25th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Sator Square American Dry Gin

Last updated March 24th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Forager Gin

Last updated March 6th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Bilberry Black Hearts Gin

Last updated February 17th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Bulrush Gin

Last updated January 18th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Aged Perry’s Tot Gin

Last updated December 17th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Blush Gin

Last updated December 9th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Waterloo No. 9 Gin

Last updated November 29th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Waterloo Old Yaupon Gin

Last updated November 18th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Oxley Gin

Last updated October 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Damrak Gin

Last updated February 26th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Junipero Gin

Last updated December 12th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll