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Tag Archives: Juniper

• Nooooo. Juniper Berry Disease Threatens Gin and Tonic

Nooooo. Juniper Berry Disease Threatens Gin and Tonic

Recently, a fungus-like pathogen called Phytophthora austrocedrae has been found causing dieback and mortality of juniper at several upland woodland sites in the Lake District and Scotland in northern Britain threatening future supply for gin distillers. This fungus was first found in southern Argentina in 2007 causing mortality of a native South American conifer species. […]

• Just the tonic for British gin…juniper berries saved from extinction

Just the tonic for British gin…juniper berries saved from extinction

Native juniper berries, which give mother’s ruin its unique flavour, are being saved from extinction. Michael McCarthy raises a glass to the Ice Age evergreen that put the UK distillery industry in high spirits. Gin drinkers, raise your glasses – the juniper, with its fragrant fruit, has been revived in Britain. Juniper berries are the […]