"For gin to be classified as gin, Juniper Berries need to be the main flavoring agent. It must taste predominantly of Juniper to be called a gin. Many other botanicals are used to fill out the flavor and round out the spirit. All gins will generally be flavored with 80% of the botanical count being Juniper berries and coriander seeds for the citrus notes most will always have Orris or Angelica used as a fixative for the volatile flavors. Once you open a bottle without these roots fixing and keeping the bright volatile Molecules, it would stop smelling like gin very quickly. Botanicals refer to Botany, basically anything that grows out of the ground."