A historic gin from the Spanish island of Menorca, one of only two gins in the world to have protected designation of origin, alongside Plymouth.
This gin was first created in the 18th century when British sailors occupied the Island, and desperately wanted a taste of home (London being the spiritual home of the spirit after all).
There are a few distinguishing features about this gin. Rather than a neutral grain spirit, Xoriguer uses a distilled wine, which is flavoured with juniper and a secret selection of herbs known only to the producing Pons family. It is also distilled in wood fired pot stills, and briefly matured in American oak barrels before bottling in its distinctive packaging.
Xoriguer took its name from the mill that the Pons family had been using to produce flour (featured on the label).
This is an earthy and assertive gin, which balances bittersweet juniper with grapey sweetness and a strong herbaceous note.
Excellent stuff, a true cult spirit with a great history.