· GIN WITH Angelica root ·
This is one of the most common gin botanicals. It has been cultivated as a crop since the 10th century, and while the plant itself is considered a vegetable it is the root that is used in gin (on occasion Angelica seeds are used). This botanical shares a similar smell and taste to fennel (it hails from the same plant family as fennel). Due to its prominence throughout Europe, it has become a favorite botanical of local gin makers.