Mahón Gin is distilled in the port town of Mahón on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca – a 1 hour flight off the coast of Barcelona. The Distillery is the white building located on the seawall.
Xoriguer – pronounced “sho-ri-gair” – the old windmill.
The windmill on the label has belonged to the owners, the Pons family since the 18th century. Menorca’s stunning and pristine coastline is designated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. A history starting with the British Navy stationed here in the 1700’s because of the deep water port. The island began producing gin for the British Navy.
DO for Gin. [ Denominación de Origen (DO) Mahón-Menorca ]. One of two in the world. The island of Menorca has been distilling gin since 1708. Original demand came from British sailors and soldiers stationed in the Spanish islands,
Mahón Gin from Destilerias Xoriguer located on the UNESCO Bio reserve Baleric Island of Menorca off the coast of Barcelona Spain.
COLOUR: Clear with a platinum cast.
NOSE: Deeply aromatic • fresh cut flowers • hint of vanilla.
PALATE: Juniper • smooth citrus •subtle saline • lovely silkiness
FINISH: Appealing freshness from Juniper • spicy and citrus zest undertone.