Destilerías Xoriguer (2019)
Andén de Poniente, 91
07702 Mahón - MENORCA,
Brands by product groups
- 010600 - Spirits - Gin
- GIN XORIGUER
- 010700 - Spirits - Liqueur
MAHON GIN was probably the first gin distilled in the Mediterranean. Born 300 years ago in a time when the Port of Mahon held a strategic position, coveted by the major naval powers.
In fact, at the request of both British and Dutch sailors in the local taverns encouraged Minorcan master craftsmen to initiate distillation of Geneva or Gin, creating in 1750 the unique recipe of Mahon Gin which Miguel Pons Justo, founder of the mythical distillery, has kept under the name of ‘XORIGUER MAHON GIN” until the present day.
Xoriguer is one of the few distilleries in the world which continues distilling using traditional methods and it’s recognised as being “Protected Geographical Indication” ‘Mahon Gin’.
The peculiarity of our gin is based on its traditional methods using a combination of high quality vinic alcohol and select juniper berries which have been rested for several years.
Mahon Gin is distilled using traditional methods. This process is called the one-shot method, which requires local firewood from the clearance and maintenance of Menorca forests and sea water as a coolant.
Our gin is defined by the personality of juniper berries taken from the Catalan Pyrenees, high quality vinic alcohol and fresh spring water from Mahon. The unique and singular character comes from a single distillation using copper stills dating from two centuries ago, each with a capacity of 700 litres.
Discarding the head and tail, our gin is made only from the heart of the distillation, after collecting and tasting, the result is a crystal clear gin with a unique character rich in the essential oils of juniper berries.
The final step of bottling and labelling takes place at our distillery in the port of Mahon, we continue to use traditional bottles, the design of which hasn’t changed since 1750.
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