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Liquorice Root Botanical

Liquorice Root Botanical

Liquorice Root Botanical

All in all Liquorice root botanical is a long, thick, brown root that is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It has a sweet, liquorice flavor and has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine.

Notably used as a flavoring agent in distilled spirits. Typically added to the mash before fermentation, or to the wash after fermentation. The amount of root to use will vary depending on the desired flavor profile.

Here are the steps on how to use it when distilling:

  1. Firstly, you will need liquorice root, a mash tun, a fermenter, a still, and a condenser.
  2. Secondly, prepare the mash. Add the root and mix well.
  3. Thirdly, ferment the mash for the desired amount of time.
  4. Distill the wash until you have the amount of spirit wanted.
  5. Your flavored spirit is now ready to be enjoyed.

Some safety tips to keep in mind using this root.

  • Don’t use too much this can make the spirit too sweet and syrupy.
  • Avoid overheating it this can release toxic compounds.
  • Wear gloves and eye protection when handling the root, as it can cause skin irritation.

Here are some additional tips for using the root in distillation:

  • You can also add the root to the still after the distillation process is complete. This will add a more subtle liquorice flavor to the spirit.
  • If you want a stronger flavor, you can soak the root in vodka or brandy before adding it to the mash.
  • You can also experiment with different types of licorice root. Some popular varieties include Chinese liquorice root, Turkish liquorice root, and Spanish liquorice root.

With a little care and experimentation, you can use liquorice root to create a delicious and unique distilled spirit.

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