Gin Mare 70cl
Imagine the Mediterranean distilled and bottled..... then you are imagining Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin
Imagine yourself on the Mediterranean coast, an eternal blue sky, bright sunshine, the smells that you can only experience in this region; rosemary, basil and thyme. The sea breeze gently cooling you. Then you are imagining what you can experience when you drink Gin Mare. They use traditional techniques which capture the pure essence of the Mediterranean region through delicate maceration and skilfull distillation.
Every bottle of Gin Mare is unique. Using their star ingredient (the arbequina olive) the acidity levels fluctuate each year. Made at the Gin Mare distillery, a thirteenth century chapel located in an ancient fishing village between the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada, skilfull distillation turns this gin into a culinary work of art.
Created using Spanish olives as the star ingredient, Gin Mare goes much further. They also utilise a variety of other botanicals from the Mediterranean region. Rosemary from Greece, Thyme from Turkey, Basil from Italy, Oranges from Valencia and Seville (Spain), Lemons form Seville, as well as juniper, coriander and green cardamom.
The aromatic profile of Gin Mare is remarkably different to other Gins, but it doesnt lose its roots. It has a herbal, almost floral notes on the nose with a hint of berry fruits. The olives give a savoury note, with almost a tomato like quality.
The taste is very herbal, and aromatic with soft coriander, a slight tartness from coriander and finishing with refreshing citrus.
Truly the Mediterranean region bottled..... Cheers!
The flavours in this gin stand for themselves, and work particulary well with 1724 Tonic Water (it doesn't overpower the gin). Use 50ml of gin with 150 / 200ml (depending how strong you like it), combine over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and orange zest.
For something a little more spicy, try a Bloody Mare. Use 60ml Gin Mare and 200ml of Seventeen Spicy Tomato. Finish off with a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the drink