Botanical: Licorice

Licorice Root Licorice (alternatively spelled liquorice) comes from the root of a perennial plant native to a large swath of Eurasia. It takes nearly three years for a licorice root to be ready for harvesting, requiring several years of growth. It’s popular in its native regions as both a sweetener and component of natural medicine.

It’s particularly of interest in gin, because the root itself is thought to have been widely used as a sweetening agent in early gins, including some Old Tom styles. Licorice has a distinctive flavor, similar to anise or fennel, but with a pronounced additional sweetness. It’s used in gins for both its flavor and for the sweetening effect.

Gins Featuring Licorice

Askur Yggdrasil Gin
Last updated March 28th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Last updated March 25th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Whitley Neill Quince Gin Bottle
Last updated February 14th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Hayman's Old Tom Gin Bottle
Last updated January 29th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
V.J.O.P Bottle
Last updated January 29th, 2020 by Aaron Knoll
Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
Last updated December 18th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin Botle
Last updated November 3rd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll
Scapegrace Dry Gin
Last updated November 1st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll