Botanical: Star Anise

star aniseStar Anise comes from the Illcium verum tree, native to Southeast Asia. Often seen as an inexpensive substitute for true anise in cooking, the distinctive star shaped fruits contain the aroma molecule anethole, responsible for the anise flavor.

In gins, it can be hard to tell which type of anise you’re tasting. The effect is very similar, as both anise and star anise impart a “anise” like flavor.

Gins featuring Star Anise

Snowdrop American Dry Gin

Last updated December 21st, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Black Button Distilling American Dry Gin

Last updated September 22nd, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Warwick Gin

Last updated June 8th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Last updated February 15th, 2019 by Aaron Knoll

Blush Gin

Last updated December 9th, 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

Jory’s Gin

Last updated September 1st, 2018 by Aaron Knoll

St. George Botanivore

Last updated January 31st, 2016 by Aaron Knoll

Spy Hop Distilled Gin

Last updated December 30th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Merrylegs Genever Style Gin

Last updated August 17th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll

Mother Earth Gin

Last updated June 14th, 2015 by Aaron Knoll