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
Knpalund Distillery 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
Last updated November 12th, 2016 by Aaron Knoll