Licorice Root Cut | Glycyrrhiza Glabra | Liquorice

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Native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, Licorice root is one of the most widely used herbs today.  Licorice (alternatively spelled liquorice) comes from the root of a perennial plant native to a large swath of Eurasia. It takes nearly three years for a licorice root to be ready for harvesting, requiring several years of growth.

Liquorice is popular in its native regions as both a sweetener and component of natural medicine.  It’s particularly of interest in gin, because the root itself is thought to have been widely used as a sweetening agent in early gins, including some Old Tom styles.

Licorice has a distinctive flavor, similar to anise or fennel, but with a pronounced additional sweetness. It’s used in gins for both its flavor and for the sweetening effect.

That distinctive licorice flavor - spicy, earthy, bittersweet - is all the rage in craft cocktails. Licorice root is a regular ingredient in amari, aperitivi, and bitters of all stripes. And the root itself has a far milder flavor than other spices (star anise, aniseed, fennel seed, even tarragon) that deliver a licorice flavor.

Form: 

  • Root Cut

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g
  • 1 Kg (SAVE 43% OFF 100g Price)
  • 5 Kg (SAVE 52% OFF 100g Price)
  • 25 Kg (SAVE 59% OFF 100g Price)

Botanical Name:  Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Also known as: Liquorice or Sweet Root

Country of Origin: South Africa