Botanical: Orris Root

Iris Flowers, whose roots are known as Orris RootOften cited by perfumers as “fixative,” which means that the herb itself helps bind the aromatics of other ingredients more tightly into the solution. The it in this case is the root of the Iris, and it has its own distinctively violet, earthy aroma. Due to its fixative properties, Orris Root has been a traditional part of the aroma accord which gives gin its distinctive flavor. It’s also among the most common botanicals in gin.

Gins featuring Orris Root

Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Batch 2

Last updated December 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

As That Boutique-y Gin Company releases some of their gins in multiple batches, we occasionally will review the same gin twice. 

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Junipero Gin

Last updated December 12th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Junipero Gin recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. Anchor Brewing Company was at the forefront of the craft brewing revolution in

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Two Birds Specialty Cocktail Gin

Last updated December 2nd, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

From the makers of Two Birds Gin comes their specialty cocktail edition. Two Birds Specialty Cocktail Gin features the same five

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Van Gogh Gin

Last updated November 24th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Van Gogh Gin launched in 1999. It is built on the same base as their flagship vodka. Distilled from wheat,

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Sacred Coriander Gin

Last updated November 10th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

I talk at length about the Sacred Spirits Company in my book Gin: the Art and Craft of the Artisan

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Green Hat Gin

Last updated September 9th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Green Hat Gin is a grain-to-glass gin distilled at New Columbia Distillers’ distillery in the outskirts of Washington D.C. Beginning

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Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Batch 1

Last updated September 5th, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

As That Boutique-y Gin Company releases some of their gins in multiple batches, we occasionally will review the same gin twice. 

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Cardinal Gin

Last updated August 21st, 2017 by Aaron Knoll

Southern Artisan Spirits boasts an all-organic blend of botanicals for their Cardinal Gin. Located in the foothills of the Blue

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