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Gin Mare - Mediterranean Gin

85.40 /100

Savoury & Herbal Flavours

Score With Tonic: 82.20 /100  •  Juniper Influence: 52 /100

Gin Code: E05

Producer: Gin Mare

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Spain

Location: Barcelona

Release: Special Import

ABV: 42.7%

Regular Price: $54.70

Review Date: Sat June 15, 2019

Gin Code: E05

Producer: Gin Mare

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Spain

Location: Barcelona

Release: Special Import

ABV: 42.7%

Regular Price: $54.70

Review Date: Sat June 15, 2019

About This Contemporary Gin

Why This Bottle?

According to their website, the makers of this gin claim they “have managed to distill and bottle the Mediterranean to export it to the world’.  A large boast, but very well supported by this savoury gin.  Distilled in a 13th-century chapel located in an ancient Spanish fishing village in NE Spain (a rather poetic way of describing Barcelona), this gin employs a variety of ‘Mediterranean’ botanicals.  This list includes Arbequina olives (Spain), rosemary (Greece), basil (Italy), thyme (Turkey), oranges and lemons (Valencia and Seville), making this not only a Mediterranean gin but a truly international gin. The savoury nature not only makes this gin food friendly (pairing with a wide range of foods) but also makes it a bartenders best friend when mixing cocktails. Check out the website (www.ginmare.com)  and go to the ‘Info for Experts’ section….there’s a fascinating visual showing the breakdown of how each distinct botanical works with each other to result in this outstanding, complex gin.

 

Strath Panel Notes

On the nose, we basically got pizza sauce. Oregano, thyme and an acidity that wasn’t quite tomatoes – but something close. Also lemon and licorice, which may be odd choices for pizza, but we won’t judge!

The palate gave way to oranges and cloves, pepper and cinnamon – all with a rich oiliness that must come from the olives.

Serving suggestion:In a Negroni made with Amaro.

Will It G&T? Not really to our taste. The tonic drowns the gin, unfortunately.

Recent Reviews

How We Review Gins

Score

Gins are rated out of 100 by our members when they come to sample them in-store.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a sloe gin lowly because they don’t like sloeberries). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the gin in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

dry & invigorating
eg – almond, orris, clove, ginger, anise

floral & delicate
eg – rose, chamomile, cucumber, apple

fruity & sweet
eg – berries, peach, orange, vanilla

savoury & herbaceous
eg – earl grey, thyme, caraway, spruce