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1 month ago   |   By Dunnet Bay Distillers

Common juniper , a species of conifer, provides the one essential ingredient of gin - juniper berries. Without them, a spirit just isn't gin. Juniper's aromatic berries are in fact fleshy seed cones providing gin with its piney and resinous flavour. Juniper, a member of the cypress family is native to the United Kingdom and most of continental Europe, and it is found growing across the northern hemisphere.
In ancient times, juniper, was thought to be a curative for all manner of illnesses. Pliny the Elder mentions juniper in his Natural History , while Aristotle claimed it was conducive to...
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