Gin Mare was testing the boundaries of Gin long before everyone else hopped on the bandwagon. With rosemary, thyme, olive, and basil included in the botanical line up it’s savoury and unusual, balanced and complex. Due to the low yield of arbequina olives when juiced, up to 15kgs of olives have to be used per distillation batch. Interestingly, the citrus is a custom blend of sweet oranges from Seville, bitter oranges from Valencia and lemons from Lleida. The citrus fruit is macerated for an entire year in neutral spirit of around 50% ABV.
Made in the small Spanish fishing town of Vilanova, just outside the city of Barcelona, Gin Mare epitomises the Mediterranean spirit. It’ll make for a savoury old Negroni, but really it’s home is in a big, loud Spanish-style G&T.