There is a wonderful selection of aromatic herbs and spices (botanicals) that can be used to flavour beer, mead and distilled spirits.
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Juniper Berries: traditional flavouring for Gin. Also heavy beers, stouts and porters.
Anise: Adds a strong black licorice flavour to specialty beers. excellent for spirit flavouring.
Licorice Root: excellent for porters and stouts. Increases head retention.
Coriander: Traditionally used in Witbeir and some Belgian beers
Ginger: Common additive in mead, dark ales and mulled wines
Lavender: Traditional mead herb
Orange Peel: Bitter orange adds flavour to Belgian Wit and spiced beers. Sweet orange peel addas a sweet citrusy character to strong ales. Also popular as a spirit flavour
Rosehips: Gives beer a citrusy flavour and a red colour.
Cinnamon: (Cassia) Goes well with ginger, honey and orange flavours