Angelica is often used in the production of gins and spirits as a herbaceous botanical, so our distillers have answered a couple of questions you may have...
What is angelica?
Angelica is a tall, biennial herb with a thick, fleshy root. It is native to Europe and Asia and is used in herbal medicine and cooking. The leaves, stems, and roots of the plant are all edible and have a herbaceous flavour.
How do you grow angelica?
To grow angelica, start by planting the seeds in a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Water the seeds regularly and thin out the seedlings when they reach about 4 inches tall. Make sure to keep the soil moist and fertilize the plants every few weeks. Harvest the angelica when the stems are thick and the leaves are bright green.
Is angelica edible?
It sure is! We use the roots in the production of all of our core gins including our multi-award London Dry, Elderflower Gin and even our glorious Rhubarb Gin to name a few, adding a herbaceous flavour.
What does angelica look like?
Look at this bad boy!
Got any questions for our Distillers, our Conservation and Sustainability Manager, Jonny, or our Rural Estate Groundsman, Martyn? Let us know below!