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

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

Monopolowa Dry Gin

Last updated November 27th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Djinn Gin

Last updated June 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin

Last updated May 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Nashoba Perfect 10

Last updated May 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Green Mountain Organic Gin

Last updated March 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Pickering’s Gin 1947

Last updated December 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Winter Flower Gin

Last updated November 11th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Pierdas Almas +9 Botanicals

Last updated May 8th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Merrylegs Genever Style Gin

Last updated August 17th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Pickering’s Gin

Last updated January 17th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Touch Wood Oaked Gambit Gin

Last updated October 24th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Wheel House American Dry Gin

Last updated September 15th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Waterloo Antique Barrel Reserve Gin

Last updated August 24th, 2014 by Aaron Knoll

Strait Gin

Last updated September 2nd, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Port of Dragons 100% Floral

Last updated March 13th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Watershed Gin

Last updated January 24th, 2013 by Aaron Knoll

Southern Gin

Last updated November 23rd, 2012 by Aaron Knoll

Bardenay Gin

Last updated October 29th, 2012 by Aaron Knoll
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