Orris is the root of the iris, a beautiful, blooming flower species that grows across widely across the world. The root is taken specifically from the Iris Pallida and Iris Germanica plants.
Distilled, orris root retains its floral notes, but it also carries an earthy, dusty sweetness that falls somewhere in the middle of grass and hay. The nose is dry, sweet and clean, while the mouth is strong, sweet and woody – similar in taste to liquorice sticks. Much like liquorice, orris has cheek filling qualities and is capable of adding depth and texture to a gin.
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