Botanical: Licorice

Licorice RootLicorice (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

Blush Gin

Last updated December 9th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Adrift Distillers Gin

Last updated November 27th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Beefeater Pink

Last updated November 25th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Citadelle Réserve

Last updated November 24th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

No Mistake Old Tom Gin

Last updated November 12th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Old Boise Gin

Last updated October 14th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

G’vine Nouaison

Last updated October 8th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Beefeater 24

Last updated October 7th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Oxley Gin

Last updated October 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Sloane’s Dry Gin

Last updated August 31st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Letherbee Gin

Last updated August 21st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Pinckney Bend Gin

Last updated August 16th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Short Path Winter Gin

Last updated August 15th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Gordon’s Pink Gin

Last updated August 5th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

G’vine Floraison

Last updated April 22nd, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

The Pharmacist Old Tom Gin

Last updated February 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Moonshot Gin (Batch 3)

Last updated January 30th, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Batch 2

Last updated December 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Van Gogh Gin

Last updated November 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Icewine Old Tom (Batch 1)

Last updated September 17th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Very Old Tom (Batch 1)

Last updated September 11th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Batch 1

Last updated September 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Wight Mermaids Gin

Last updated August 14th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Hepple Gin

Last updated August 8th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll
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