Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature one as our Gin of the Month. Gin Mare has been in our collection for some time so we head over to the Mediterranean to learn more…
Gin Mare is a gin that represents the Mediterranean with the botanicals in the gin drawing flavours from various countries within this region. It is a new gin concept that brings together the unique aromas such as thyme, basil and rosemary which marry perfectly to create a fresh smooth gin. The distillery is located in an ancient fishing village between the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada making the Gin Mare born in a pure Mediterranean environment.
The personality of the Gin Mare is brought together through the botanicals. It uses citrus from Spain, basil from Italy, thyme from Greece, rosemary from Turkey, and juniper, coriander, and green cardamom which are all harvested on local farms. Gin Mare also draws on one extra ingredient which the highly aromatic arbequina olive.
Naming the Gin
The word “Mare” throughout the Mediterranean culture leads you to “Mar” (sea) which is the exact translation in Italian. The universal concept that would be used as the name would include “Mare Nostrum”, the sea of all the communities living under this magical Mediterranean influence which unities the love of gastronomy, the pleasant climate, a way of life with different values where time runs differently than the rest of the world.
Award winning Gin
The Gin Mare has been accredited with many awards over the years, which is an achievement by the distillers who create this fine gin. They use a premium barley base, through delicate maceration and distillation which is independent for each of the gins botanicals. Some of the botanicals like the citrus carry a much longer harmonization process in some cases more than a year to the authentic blending which expresses all the characteristics of each botanical into the final product Gin Mare.
Gin Tasting Evening’s at Waterhead
Waterhead regularly hosts Gin Tasting Evening’s with special guest speakers. To keep up-to-date with all future gin tasting evenings at Waterhead take a look at the Waterhead Events Page for our upcoming events, also look out for our monthly gin blog’s.
The Waterhead is currently stocking Gin Mare as the Gin of the Month, when you are next at Waterhead Bar & Grill make sure its a must try!
Hope you enjoy.