Star Anise comes from the Illcium verum tree, the distinctive star shaped fruits contain the aroma molecule anethole, responsible for the anise flavor.
Star anise is a much more affordable spice than aniseed but contains the same active ingredient, anethole, and is consequently much more widely used than true anise. Star anise is an intensely aromatic spice, giving a pleasant, sweet, aniseed menthol kick to the gins that use it.
Ref: www.ginisin.com, www.theginlounge.com
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