Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin
Staff Pick

Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin

Item # 33353 750mL
$34.99/ Single Bottle
$209.94/ Case of 6
ABV
42.70%
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Production Methods

Organic

Tasting Notes

Made in Spain, the highest per capita consumers of gin in the world, with a Mediterranean inspired recipe of botanicals that include olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil, this is one of the most original and distinctive gins we have tasted all year. Herbal, spicy and floral the nose is clean and refreshing while the palate is delicate, invigorating, and perfect for mixing.


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Staff Pick Notes

This gin was produced in a converted chapel in Costa Daurada, a coastline just southwest of Barcelona. The main components are sourced from four different Mediterranean countries and balanced out with some local Spanish botanicals. I found that the juniper was a mere whisper; it's very distinctively olive and dried herbs highlighted by citrus oil on the nose. On the palate, you'll discover more savory dimensions like cardamom, black pepper and rosemary. There's also an interesting saline quality on the finish, almost reminiscent of olive tapenade. To pair, I'm thinking light dishes with an olive oil and lemon base, possibly some Branzino or Langoustines?

- BG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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