Juniper IS gin – gin is not gin without juniper!
Harvested from the juniper tree, these berries are dark blue, almost black, resinous and aromatic. It’s dominant flavour is pine, and gives gin it’s “Christmas tree” aroma notes.
While most commonly used in gin, they can also be used in ales and cooking. Juniper is key in a Finnish sahti beer, or try in other beer varieties to add interesting flavour. Try them in dishes made with game meats, chicken or pork, or even in sauerkraut.
Product of Macedonia, packed in Australia.