Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with needle-like leaves and small blue flowers. Its Latin name, Rosmarinus, translates to “dew of the sea,” a tribute to its Mediterranean origins.
As it tends to dominate, many distillers opt to place it in the vapour chamber (if they have one) during distillation – or use it in such small quantities that proportionately, it is in a smaller dose than other pervasive flavours such as orange peel and even in this low amount, still has a big effect on the end outcome.
…As a G&T garnish. The herb is a most often distilled with subtlety, so a fresh sprig will really help to bring out the flavour in a herbal gin, but also works perfectly as a garnish to balance particularly orangey gins too.