Definitely in my top 5, Gin Mare is so flavoursome you don’t need to put out nibbles when you serve it up to guests!
A full-bodied Meditteranean gin, it is distilled with olives, thyme, rosemary and basil in Barcelona, Spain.
You still get the hit of juniper when you smell the gin, but as you taste, the spicier notes of the herbs and other ingredients; cardamom, coriander, ginger berries and citrus fruits, come through. Those citrus fruits have been soaked in clay jars for up to a year in advance of distillation.
Gin Mare makes an excellent G&T. Refreshingly summery, as if someone has captured the Mediterranean in a bottle.
For a slightly different garnish, add a sprig of rosemary (crush the leaves lightly to release some of the flavour), cracked black pepper and a smear of fresh lemon juice around the rim of the glass. Divine!
Country of Origin: Spain
Price range: High