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Caraway

Caraway

Or sometimes referred to as "Cumin" or "Meridian Fennel" is family of the carrot and has anethole in it. The anethole gives quite a pungent anise flavour and is very rich of Calcium and Magnesium. Make no mistake, caraway is definitively something else than cumin. It's mostly popular in Germany and Austria. Caraway needs quite long hours of sun and ours is grown in the north of India.

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Cardamom

Cardamom

Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices around next to saffron and it's been around for ages in a wide variety of uses. The old Egyptians used it as a tooth-cleaner and the Romans had it as perfume. We have it as a nice flavour detail in our gin. Our variety is the Lanka Light Green-1, and one of the best ones available in the market. A rich aroma complemented by a profound flavour. 
Cardamom takes about 3 years to grow on the field, and the average harvest is about 120 kilo for 1 ha. The seeds are dried in a so-called 'hot air barn' at 45 degrees to intensify the flavour which they call green curing.

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Licorice

Licorice

Licorice brings back those memories of chewing on a little wooden branch full of flavours! We chop up the licorice in bite size chunks and then let it macerate in the mix of botanicals. The flavour comes close to anise and fennel and therefore it's one of our key ingredients to add to the gin. Having licorice in the gin makes sure it combines well with tonic as it compliments the same bitter-sweet notes found in tonic.

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Angelica

Angelica

Angelica is one of those key ingredients necessary in a proper London Dry Gin. It acts as a glue to the other botanicals; adding to a more consistent flavour in the distilled gin. Our Angelica comes from the south of germany. The flavour is sometimes mistaken for by juniper, however Angelica is more earthy, herbal and rooty. Of the 30 varieties available in the market we use Archangel Angelica. 

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Juniper

Juniper

The juniper berries we use are grown organically in Macedonia. The farmer beats the bushes, and by doing so only the ripe berries fall right into the basket. As Juniper is one of the main ingredients in any gin, we made sure we have great berries with a ripe flavour and we use them while they're still fresh.

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