The seeds come from a plant belonging to the ginger family and are contained in small pods around the size of a cranberry.
As with many popular gin botanicals, cardamom pods were valued for its medicinal qualities ahead of its taste.
Cardamom has a pungent and identifiable aroma in spice form, but once it’s been distilled it becomes very green, like a blanket of grass. There is a definite piquancy on the nose as well, and to taste it’s identifiable only as itself – a slightly perfumed flavour, sweet at the fore with a fiery finish. Green cardamom seeds lend an additional eucalyptol flavour to gins, while black cardamom adds a more smoky finish.
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