UNKNOWN LANDS | GIN
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Our gin takes you on a special journey of taste: its unique lavender, raspberry and cranberry notes are unmistakable. Botanicals such as star moss, pink pepper, hibiscus flowers and rosebuds evoke memories of dense forests and journeys to distant lands.

From the hand-picked selection and origin of the unusual botanicals we use, to the distillation in our copper still, to the bottling and labeling of the bottles: Everything is made and perfected by hand, using the best natural ingredients...

We pursue a "small batch philosophy" with our gin, which enables us to conscientiously implement our vision for the gin and guarantee its high quality.

To boldly go where no one has gone before!

Alcohol content 42,5%
Contents UL-00001 ML

Further products

UNKNOWN Lands | Gin - Triple Cask No. 2

UNKNOWN Lands | Gin - Triple Cask No. 1

UNKNOWN LANDS | GIN - DOUBLE CASK

Nosing

A sweet smell of raspberries immediately hits your nose, paired with a pleasant floral lavender note. The alcohol is barely noticeable, if at all, when nosing this gin.

Tasting

Raspberries and lavender are also immediately present on the tongue. The juniper recedes into the background and the sweetness of the raspberries is perfectly complemented by the tart notes of cranberries and pink pepper. The finish is characterized by the freshness of hibiscus flowers and lime.

Imagine this: On a hot, shimmering summer's day, you set off on a hike through a densely overgrown, ancient forest that seems like a mysterious, living organism. The magnificent, majestic trees form a dense canopy of leaves that the sun only barely penetrates. Thin rays of sunlight find their way through the greenery and bathe everything in a magical, shimmering twilight. 

The air is saturated with the intense, calming scent of damp moss, earth and leaves. You feel an electrifying shimmer in the air, almost as if the forest is talking to you. The scattered, warm rays of sunshine dance on your skin as the cool forest floor gives way beneath your feet.

Your hike takes you past juicy, bright red cranberries and wild raspberries peeking out from between the ferns and moss. In the shade of the trees, you discover patches of star moss resting on the forest floor like a velvety green cushion. After a while, filled with these beautiful discoveries, you step to the edge of the forest and a breathtaking panorama spreads out before you.

 

Your hike takes you past juicy, bright red cranberries and wild raspberries peeking out from between the ferns and moss. In the shade of the trees, you discover patches of star moss resting on the forest floor like a velvety green cushion. After a while, filled with these beautiful discoveries, you step to the edge of the forest and a breathtaking panorama spreads out before you.

In the depths of the valley stretches a sea of purple-radiant lavender, growing under tall lime trees. The gentle breeze carries the sweet, refreshing scent up to you. The lavender is lined with roses in full bloom and lush hibiscus bushes, their colorful flowers glowing in the sun.

A sip of UNKNOWN Lands | GIN should give you the feeling of having arrived in this hidden and unknown place. It's as if you discover a part of this magical landscape with every drop, uncovering its secrets and tasting its unique flavors on your tongue. Enjoy the journey!

Manufacture

Our UNKNOWN Lands | GIN is produced with much love and care using the renowned London Dry method, whereby we particularly emphasize the floral notes. The base alcohol for our gin is a pure wheat distillate, which serves as the basis for the maceration of our 13 hand-picked botanicals. Each botanical is steeped for a week, with each ingredient having its own individual maceration time to allow its full aroma to develop.

But what makes our gin special are the secret stars of its production - star moss, wild raspberries and lavender. The star moss, a rare and fine ingredient, gives our gin a subtle, earthy undertone and a mysterious depth. Wild raspberries are added to the aroma basket of the still and give our gin a delicate, fruity sweetness. Lavender complements the floral notes of our gin, offering a delightful, calming aroma that adds an inviting complexity.

During distillation, the rising alcohol vapor extracts the aromatic substances from the botanicals. The distillate is then distilled twice in a column, resulting in a particularly pure and finely balanced gin. The gin is then stored for almost a month in large balloon bottles so that the aromas can fully develop and harmonize.

Our journey to gin perfection was a painstaking process that required numerous tests and tastings. We gradually varied the alcohol content from 40% to 45% in tiny increments of 0.5%. Each of these adjustments brought out a new dimension of flavor, with different botanicals becoming more prominent or fading into the background. This underlines the delicate art and science of gin making.

After many experiments, we found that a harmonious balance of aromas was achieved at a certain strength. The notes of star moss, wild raspberries and lavender found their optimal expression at this specific alcohol content.

To achieve this ideal taste, the distillate is finally reduced to the perfect drinking strength of 42.5% alcohol with fresh Brandenburg spring water. The gin is then given the opportunity to rest for another two to four weeks to further refine its unique taste.

We are proud that our final gin offers exactly the taste experience we dreamed of. With the carefully selected alcohol strength, UNKNOWN Lands | GIN unfolds its full potential and takes you on a sensory journey. Experience the secret interplay of star moss, wild raspberries and lavender and discover a new facet of this unique taste experience with every sip. We are sure that you will appreciate this extraordinary taste journey as much as we do. Enjoy the adventure

Botanicals

Our gin takes you on a special journey of taste: its unique lavender, raspberry and cranberry notes are unmistakable. Botanicals such as star moss, pink pepper, hibiscus flowers and rosebuds evoke memories of dense forests and journeys to distant lands.
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Juniper

Juniper is the basic botanical that gives gin its distinctive, resinous and slightly sweet taste. Juniper berries are actually female cones and take two to three years to fully ripen on a juniper bush. They have a long history in the healing arts and were already used in ancient Egypt as an ingredient in balms and ointments. A trivia fact: In the Middle Ages, juniper was believed to protect against witches and the berries were often hung over doorways to ward off evil spirits.

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Lavender

With its characteristically sweet, floral aroma and calming properties, lavender lends gin a special, elegant depth. Lavender was used in ancient Rome to clean clothes and to aromatize baths, leading to its Latin name, which is derived from "lavare", the word for "to wash". A lesser known fact is that lavender was also used in the Middle Ages to repel insects and mice.
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Wild raspberries

Compared to their cultivated relatives, wild raspberries have a more intense, richer aroma and a stronger sweetness, which gives the gin a summery freshness. They have been collected and consumed since the Stone Age. In Christian symbolism, wild raspberries were seen as a sign of kindness.

An interesting fact: wild raspberries often grow in areas that have been devastated by forest fires.

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Star moss

Also known as Icelandic moss, star moss is a unique botanical that gives gin an earthy and slightly sweet note. This moss, which grows on rocky substrates in the northern hemisphere, is actually a lichen, a symbiotic association between a fungus and an algae. Star moss was traditionally used in Scandinavian folk medicine as a cough remedy and is also known from Icelandic legends and myths. As a botanical, it gives gin a subtle complexity and a hint of forest aroma.
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Cranberries

These small, bright red berries are known for their distinctive tart-sweet flavor and antioxidant properties. Cranberries are native to North America and were used by Native Americans as both a food and a remedy for a variety of ailments. In fact, the word "cranberry" means "bitter berry" in several indigenous languages.
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Hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers give gin a slight acidity and an attractive pink color. They were used in Egyptian pharaonic rituals and are now a key ingredient in drinks around the world, from Mexican 'Agua de Jamaica' to West African 'Bissap'. Interestingly, hibiscus can also promote health as it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and is often used to regulate blood pressure.
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Rose petals

Rose petals give gin a delicate, floral taste and a seductive aroma. They were revered in ancient Greece and Rome and have been a symbol of love and beauty ever since. Interestingly, rose petals contain vitamin C and are often used in the cosmetics industry for their skincare properties.
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Pink pepper

Pink pepper, also known as Brazilian pepper, gives gin a fruity, peppery note. Despite their name, pink berries are not real peppercorns, but the dried berries of the Schinus molle, a South American plant. They give gin a balance between sweetness and spiciness, with a hint of resin. Surprisingly, the Incas used "molles", as Schinus molle is known, for ritual purposes and in the 19th century its berries arrived in Europe as an inexpensive substitute for real pepper.
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Kaffir lime leaves

Kaffir lime leaves give gin a distinct citrusy, floral note. They are an essential part of Thai and Indonesian cuisine and give a gin a unique, exotic flavor. A lesser known fact is that the kaffir lime is considered a sacred plant in Southeast Asia and that the leaves and the fruit itself are used in various medicinal applications.
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Angelica root

Angelica root is a classic gin botanical that imparts an earthy, slightly bitter flavor and a deep, complex note. It is often referred to as the "Holy Spirit" of botanicals because it helps to harmonize the flavors of other botanicals. In the Middle Ages, angelica root was often used in medicine due to its supposed healing properties.
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Coriander

As the second most common botanical in gin, coriander imparts a citrusy, nutty flavor. It has been used in culinary and medicinal applications for thousands of years. Coriander was one of the first spices to be exported from the American colonies to Europe. Interestingly, coriander originated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East and has even been found in the burial objects of Egyptian pharaohs.
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Basil

Basil gives the gin a slightly sweet, peppery note and a fresh aroma. Basil is a central component of Italian cuisine and was even revered as a sacred plant in India. In fact, there are over 60 different varieties of basil, all of which differ in taste, smell and appearance.
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Cinnamon

Cinnamon gives gin a warm, sweet and slightly spicy note. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices and has played a central role in trade and culture, from Egyptian embalming to medieval European gastronomy. An interesting fact is that cinnamon is extracted from the bark of trees and that there are different types of cinnamon, with Ceylon cinnamon being the highest quality.

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