Xoriguer Mahón Gin (1L)
One of 3 designated EU appellations for Gin (together with Plymouth and Vilniaus džinas), this style of gin has been produced on the Isle of Menorca since the 18th Centrury. Xoriguer was established in the early 20th Century and remains family-owned to this day.
Made from a neutral, grape-based spirit, the gin is vapor infused with juniper berries in a wood-fired pot still. The gin is bottled at 41% abv and no additives, colorings, or sweeteners are added.
"One of the few regions on the world with a protected place of origin for gin is found on the tiny unassuming Mediterranean island on Menorca. Gin production began here centuries ago when this was a popular British outpost for the military. Since then, the local production of this one-of-a-kind gin has become a symbol of pride. Made through a direct fire copper pot distillation of local wine, botanical notes of juniper and lemon shine through the glossy surface. The majority of juniper is gathered wild from the neighboring mountains and is definitely the focus of the spirit. At turns oily, piney, and earthy, with notes of forest flowers, spring herbs, and hot sand, which elevate this to the extraordinary."