Angelica root (Angelica archangelica) is part of the parsley family, but is unique among the parsley family for its aromatic odor, different from fennel, parsley, anise, or caraway. It has been compared to musk or juniper. It is reputed to have a large variety of medicinal benefits. In gin production, once distilled, angelica has an earthy flavour. It’s a little bitter and a little herbal, and is reminiscent of wormwood. The herbal tones carry through to the nose, with a faintly nettle-like smell.