The Botanical Signature
The unique selection of 100% natural herbs and berries gives Ungava gin its distinctive colour and its captivating flavour.
Wild Rose Hips
The rose hip is the fruit of the rose plant, a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. Several species of wild roses appear throughout the Ungava region wherever there is access to direct sunlight. Rose hips are commonly used in a variety of foods, beverages, and also in perfume. They are particularly high in vitamin C. Wild rose hips give to the gin its particular colour and contribute to its sweet-tart, fruity dimension.
Crowberry is a plant from the Ericaceae family that grows throughout Ungava. It can be found along the coast and across the tundra in sandy rocky areas. The plant is an evergreen shrub whose berries, which resemble blueberries, can be used in pies and jellies. The leaves, stems, and even roots of the plant have traditionally been used by the Inuit in herbal remedies. Crowberry contributes to the sweet-tart, fruity dimension of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.
Like crowberry, the Labrador tea belongs to the Ericaceae family. It can be found throughout the Ungava region and usually grows in dry rocky areas or in peat bogs. The plant is characterized by its clusters of tiny white fragrant flowers and distinctive evergreen leaves that are smooth on top and fuzzy underneath. Both the leaves and flowers contribute a herbal flavour to Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.
Cloudberry is a plant of the Rosaceae family. It is also known as bakeapple and knotberry. It grows in damp areas near water such as bogs or marshes. The plant's white flowers form fruit that resemble amber-coloured raspberries which are popular for making jam. Tea made from cloudberry leaves has been used as an herbal medicine since ancient times. Cloudberry enriches the flavour of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.
Arctic Blend is a close cousin of Labrador tea and also belongs to the Ericaceae family. The plant is also known as Northern Labrador tea and can be found throughout the Ungava region. Arctic Blend resembles Labrador tea, with its straight evergreen leaves and white flowers, but in a smaller format. Its flowers, leaves, and small stems contribute to the underlying botanical base of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.
The juniper plant is a shrub from the Cupressaceae family. Its berries have been used as the predominant flavour in gin since the alcohol’s beginnings in the Middle Ages. Nordic juniper is found growing in sandy areas along the coast of Ungava and in dry rocky soil. Nordic juniper is an evergreen with needle-like leaves and blue-black seed cones, commonly known as juniper berries. They bring a citrus element to both the taste and the aroma of Ungava Canadian Premium Gin.