(Lavandula angustifolia)

The home of lavender is originally the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. Common Lavender is mainly used for the production of perfumes or as an ornamental plant. The flavor is similar to that of the rosemary and bitter to spicy. Lavender is e.g. part of the spice mixture „herbes de Provence“.

(Piper cubeba)

Mainly originating from Sri Lanka and Java, this plant is sometimes called Java pepper also. With his persistent and slightly bitter flavor it is very similar to other types of pepper. It owes its aroma mainly the monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and is name giving for an aclohol called cubebol.

Juniper berry

Juniper species are mainly found in the northern hemisphere. The berries are an important raw material for the production of alcohol. They are used for making juniper-brandy or gin. Also for spirits such as Krambambuli, Steinhager and Genever is the juniper berry the special taste.

Sweet Flag or Calamus
(Acorus calamus)

His second name is "German ginger" – and this has good reasons. Like the famous ginger rhizome the calamus is also for flavoring highly significant. Various chemical substances ensure that calmus is used for making tea and mixtures of spices since long time. It has a distinctive taste, so that calmus even could be found in the formula of Cola.


Mädesüß is a genus in the Rosaceae family. Various types of Mädesüß could be found in Europe and the Asia up to Yunnan and in the Himalayas and in eastern North America. They grow in forests and open spots (grassland), often with moist soils.


HamburgerhafenPort of Hamburg around 1900.
The Windjammer is a tall ship type that was first build in the second half of the 19th century. Windjammer were are also known as deep-water sailors, which means that they are intended for intercontinental travel across the oceans. Its importance as a cargo ship is indisputable. The genuine American word "windjammer" has or had a quite illustre range of meanings: military trumpeter, tall ships, their crews, braggart, an air pump and even a Jack type.


"Hamburg Dry Gin" is a pun on "London Dry Gin ". But in this case, "Hamburg" stands for the local origin and not for the style: In a "London Dry Gin" all botanicals are distilled together - seaking in manufacturing technology, the royal art of gin making. The word "dry" means in this case that the gin is not sweetened at all. The "5 continents - Hamburg Dry Gin" is therefore, strictly speaking, a London Dry Gin made in the Hamburg area.

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