orris root


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orris root

The powder made from the root of certain species of iris. It is used in making some types of cosmetics. It may be a sensitizer by contact or inhalation.
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47% ABV; distilled from almonds, lemon, licorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia bark, cubeb berries, grains of paradise.
1 cup English lavender flowers Half cup marjoram leaves 1 tbsp thyme leaves 1 tbsp mint leaves 1 tbsp Orris Root powder 2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground cloves A few drops lavender oil
Crabtree & Evelyn offer up a bouquet of flowers with Iris (100ml, pounds 24) which blends the signature orris root with bergamot, cassis, cedarwood, patchouli, musk and vetiver.
The product's blend includes grapefruit, orris root and Seville orange peel with accents of Japanese sencha and Chinese green teas.
The other ingredient in Beefeater gin is orris root - from the iris plant - which adds flavours of Parma violets.
Distilled in Scotland with coriander, orris root, meadowsweet, cubeb berries, orange and lemon peel, angelica root and juniper, then infused with Bulgarian rose and cucumber from Holland, the boutique spirit is an herbaceous gin with a crisp flavor and finish.
Nevertheless, you'll get a far superior blend if you make up a jar at home with 4 whole nutmegs, 10 dried rosebuds (available from Middle-Eastern stores), 12 cinnamon sticks, 12 blades of mace, 1 teaspoon of anise, 1 tbsp of turmeric, 2 pieces orris root, 1 tbsp of Cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon lavender, 1 tablespoon white pepper, 2 pieces galingal, 2 tablespoons of root ginger, 6 cloves, 24 allspice berries, 20 cardamom pods, 4 black cardamom pods, and 20 threads of saffron.
Next, it's the secret mix of 'botanicals', the blend of juniper, orange and lemon peel, coriander, licorice, cinnamon, cassia and nutmeg, angelica and orris root, that gives the gin its singular personality.
It's all a load of botanicals, according to Beefeater's master distiller Desmond Payne, referring to his own closely guarded blend of nine flavourings - juniper, angelica root and seed, coriander, liquorice, almond, orris root and lemon and orange peel - which are steeped in grain spirit for 24 hours prior to re-distillation.
Blending red lychee, golden quince, kiwi, jasmine, white chocolate orchid, musk, orris roots and woods, it all comes packed in a bright pink bottle decorated with green crystals.