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The primary flavoring agent in Gin (and Genever) is the Juniper Berry. The Juniper Berry is a highly aromatic berry that comes from the Juniper bush, a low evergreen that grows in Europe and North America. Since all gins contain the Juniper Berry, what makes each gin unique and versatile is the use of different, and often exotic, botanicals. There are approximately fifty different botanicals used in different gin brands, the list includes:

Lemon and Orange Peel
Angelica Root
Coriander
Anise
Caraway Seeds
Orris Root
Licorice Root
Cinnamon
Cassia Bark
Rose Petals
Iris
Poppy
Bitter Almonds
Calmus
And many more…..

There are no requirements for how many or what type of botanicals are used in gin. Different producers use as little as four to up to nineteen of these botanicals. The exact use and proportion of these botanicals is left up to the producer, and the quality and character of the gin will depend on the skill of the distiller when formulating the recipe. The premium gin producers tend to formulate the aromatic ingredients on the basis of the essential oil content in the raw botanicals to assure greater uniformity and consistency.

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