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Orris root types


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I've been in the process of creating a house gin and I am relatively happy with the formula I have developed. I have come across one problem that you guys probably know all too well, and that is flavor changing dramatically with time.

I've been using Angelica as a fixative but I feel its maybe not as effective as orris root. In my local area the typical orris root varieties ( Iris germanica, Iris florentina, and Iris pallida ) are hard to find and I want to try and avoid importing to save on cost.

In my area there is a variety which is abundant and cheap called Iris domestica (Common name: Blackberry lily, Leopard lily). Its primarily used in Chinese medicine. If I were to use this as a substitute do you think it would still have fixative qualities?


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