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Do you know the flavor difference between Anisette & Licorice?

November 27, 2018

2 Different Plants, 2 Different Parts

It’s a common misconception that delightful Anisette and tasty Licorice are the same thing, but these flavor profiles stand alone with rich tastes that make up the essences of two of our best-selling cigars. To better understand the difference, let’s take a look at these plants from the ground up:

Licorice is a legume that grows up to five feet tall with lilac flowers and bean pods. The roots grow about three feet into the earth for at least three to five years before being harvested. About 90% of all natural licorice is used to flavor tobacco. Fans of fellow spices tarragon, fennel and holy basil love licorice.

Anisette, meanwhile, is a liqueur flavored by anise, a white-flowering annual dating back as far as 1500 B.C. Anisette generally has a milder scent than Licorice. Those who enjoy dill, coriander, cumin and caraway also like anisette for its expansive properties.