Taking a little break from Aussie gins to introduce you to this little Spanish number, Xoriguer Mahòn Gin.
Pronounced ‘sho-ri-gair’, Xoriguer Mahòn Gin is produced in Menorca (a beautiful island off the Spanish mainland). I visited there a few years ago, but didn’t manage to fit in a visit to the distillery (might start saving for a return visit).
Xoriguer is one of only 2 gins in the world that has it’s own EU Designation of Origin, Plymouth gin is the other.
The bottle suggests something a little unrefined and gimmicky, but don’t be deceived!
It is floral in aroma and flavour with hints of citrus and an almost perfumed after-taste. It went very well with Fever tree tonic water and lots of lemon and lime slices.
I also created a martini with my fave Lillet and although a little on the sweet side, it made a delicious variation.
Country of Origin: Mahòn, Menorca, Spain