Webb James

Liqueurs and spirit

Collection of Juniper

Since its foundation by Englishman John Webb in  1793, the company has been involved in the export of botanicals and other agricultural products. Using known and trusted contacts in  his native country, Webb dedicated himself to the export of botanicals etc for the gin and spirit producers to both the united kingdom and united states of America.  In fact, a price list dated 1805 exists in a museum  in Rhode Island. Traditional products, such as juniper berries and orris root powder were  collected in  the Tuscany region, together with other typical items like licorice from Calabria and orange peels from Sicily. Other botanicals such as coriander, angelica root, cassia and so on were also traded. Business has always usually  been conducted through major importers in the united kingdom such as Burkett Sharp, G.w. Hilden, Brome & Schimmer and, more recently,  Sparks White,  and Evans Gray & Hood etc.;  some of these companies have not been active for some time. Ingredients are brought to and processed in our factory in Leghorn then stored in our warehouse as  in the past. Every week we select the best samples from the various batches we receive and send them directly to distillers for “nosing tests”

Coltivazione giaggiolo (Iris Radice)
Growing Iris (Iris Root)









Webb James, wholesale spices manufacturer in Tuscany, offers a full service including transportation and delivery to the customer’s warehouse tailored to each individual’s requirement. As in the past, we offer the following range of botanicals including:

– juniper berries

– coriander seeds

– orris root

– licorice root

– angelica root

– cassia

– orange peel

– ginger dust and slices

and so on…


This video show you the production and processing of the florentine orris root:


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