Nordes Gin, Galicia, Spain (750ml)
A happy recent discovery for us . . . Producer notes ~ "The history of Nordés, Galicia’s very own gin, began with a group of friends and a dish of octopus. Whilst enjoying this traditional Galician delicacy, a renowned sommelier and winner of the Nariz de Oro awards 2004, a Galician winemaker and a master distiller began to imagine a Galician gin which would be made using local ingredients and be truly different from other gins.
After much trial and error, they finally found the perfect combination of ingredients, which captured the essence of Galicia, giving rise to what we now know as Nordés." The base of this fine spirit is Albarino from Galicia. Botanicals used include "sage, bay leaf, lemon verbena, eucalyptus, peppermint, glasswort, ginger, cardamom, hibiscus, black tea and, of course, juniper. The exact amount of each one is added to achieve the subtle and well-balanced notes which give it its distinctive aroma."