Gin is the distillate of a grain mash with various flavoring agents. It gets its primary flavor from Juniper berries, but many other herbs and spices go into the make-up. The botanicals come from all over the world, (Cardamom , Cassia bark, Orange peel, Coriander seed, Angelica root. Most of the Juniper berries themselves are imported from Italy. There are also dozens of other possible ingredients. Each distiller has his own secret formula and no two Gin brands are exactly alike. The English version uses 75% corn, 15% barley and 10% other grains for the mash.