Tasting Note: Very herbal & aromatic with citrus & a hint of spice.
Unique Selling Point: Mediterranean gin with four principal botanicals: basil, thyme, rosemary & Arbequina olive.
Production Method: Arbequina olives as their local botanical used in Gin Mare, due to the low yield of arbequina olives when juiced, up to 15kgs of olives have to be used per distillation batch. Citrus, cardamom & coriander along with thyme, basil, rosemary & juniper berries grown on the family’s land. 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. Most of the other botanicals are macerated separately for around 36 hours & then individually distilled in a 250lt Florentine still. The distillation takes around 4.5 hours, usually producing around 150lts of the heart of the liquid. After six separate distillations have taken place, they are blended with more neutral spirit & water to create Gin Mare. All the blending and bottling takes place in the main plant, directly next to the chapel.