A testament to the brothers vision of a locally inspired gin, Gin Mare does indeed taste “Mediterranean”. It smells herbaceous, with resinous juniper and thyme dominating. Olives are also apparent. To taste, more juniper with a burst of basil, rosemary and thyme emerge as well as coriander. The combination feels savoury and different to other gins on the shelf, marking Gin Mare as both authentic and original. It’ll make for a savoury old Negroni, but really it’s home is in a big, loud Spanish-style G&T.
With rosemary, thyme, olive, and basil included in the botanical line up it’s savoury and unusual, balanced and complex.