Botanical: Black Pepper

Black PepperBlack Pepper, often known simply as the “peppercorn” comes from the Piper nigrum vine, native to India and tropical Asia. The berries are picked while still green, then washed and dried, causing them to take on their signature cratered black appearance.

Peppercorn was so important that it made it to the resting place of Ramesses II in the 12th century BC and it was widely beloved in Rome during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. It was even used as a currency. By the age of Exploration, it came to dominate the spice trade, and while once only in the afford of the rich, black pepper is so quotidian that it appears on nearly every table alongside salt.

Piquant, spicy and warming, black pepper remains a popular ingredient in gin.

Gins featuring Black Pepper

Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin

Last updated April 11th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Gin Magic

Last updated April 10th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Strawberry & Balsamico Gin

Last updated February 4th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Dry Rye Gin

Last updated August 16th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Cotswolds Dry Gin

Last updated October 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

Last updated April 1st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Nautical Gin

Last updated March 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Gin’ca Peruvian Dry Gin

Last updated November 12th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Iron Balls Gin

Last updated October 10th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

St. George Botanivore

Last updated January 31st, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Ginbrew Jenevieve

Last updated October 30th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Mother Earth Gin

Last updated June 14th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll