I discovered only recently that some supermarkets now sell ground cassia bark
as 'sweet cinnamon', and it really is delicious.
99 (70cl) which Aldi describes as "a delicious gin mixed from eight botanicals (juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, Sicilian lemon, Seville orange, cassia bark
and star anise) following a traditional Victorian recipe.
Other dried ingredients include orange and lemon peel, cinammon, cassia bark
, liquorice root and nutmeg.
A juniper-forward London Dry Gin using Tuscan juniper, Tanqueray Bloomsbury also incorporates coriander, angelica, winter savory and cassia bark
Brockmans, he adds, is not the traditional London Dry style; botanicals include blueberries, blackberries, licorice, Bulgarian coriander, orris root and cassia bark
"It appeals to those nurtured on vodka or who don't like that heavy juniper flavor," he says
It's juniper forward with peppery notes and the cassia bark
is well integrated to give it depth of flavour.
For instance, Brockmans incorporates orange and lemon peel, almonds, orris root, coriander, angelica, licorice, cassia bark
and Tuscan juniper botanicals into a pure grain spirit for 24 hours to release their flavors; it's then distilled in a traditional copper still.
Brush the squab with the remaining butter, and place the cassia bark
and turnips inside the squab cavity.
This year's variants include the original Bourbon County Stout; Bourbon CountyCoffee Stout, featuring Rwandan coffee; Bourbon County Barleywine, aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then Bourbon County Stout; Vanilla Rye Bourbon County Stout, aged in Rye Whiskey barrels hand-picked from four different distilleries, with a two pound mix of Mexican and Madagascar vanilla beans; and Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout, available only in Chicago, featuring the addition of panela sugar, made into syrup with coconut water, Cassia bark
and cocoa nibs.
Six are traditional enough – juniper berries, coriander seed, angelica root, cassia bark
and orange and lemon peel.
The fragrance blend of cassia bark
, nutmeg and lime runs across the range, helping to refresh and deodorise bodies put through their paces.