Gin mare’s distillery is kept within a 13th century chapel located in a fishing village between Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. (Doesn’t sound like too bad of a place to work in my opinion.) The gin is a product of the Ribot family who first began trading in gin way back in 1940 with GIN MG. Fast forward to 2007 and the new generations of the family looked to develop their own gin ideas and in doing so, create a new gin that embodied the mediterranean.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Arbequina olive is the signature botanical. Although at first glance it appears that way, in actual fact it’s the citrus element of the gin that is brilliant. The peels of both lemon and orange are macerated together for a year in neutral spirit before distillation.
Gin Mare has a herbal nose that is not overpowering, with hints of juniper. The taste is also noticeably herbal with the rosemary, thyme and basil appearing first before the finish of citrus and juniper. It’s smooth and adds a delightful twist to your traditional gins. Very unique and popular, once you’ve tried it you’ll see why. Botanicals
Arbequina olives, Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Orange, Lemon, Coriander, Juniper & Cardamom
After many discussions and testing they settled on the botanicals below. Each of these botanicals are individually distilled before being blended together with a neutral grain spirit and water to finally create Gin Mare.