Skin Gin GmbH (2019)
Alter Marktplatz 8
Brands by product groups
- 010600 - Spirits - Gin
- Skin Gin
Skin Gin – Handcrafted German Dry Gin
Unique, extraordinary, mindblowing.
The founder Martin Birk Jensen created the idea for his own gin in 2014 during his summer holiday in Greece. Almost 8 months later, the first bottle of his "Skin Gin" was released on the market.
Martin wanted to create a mild gin with a fresh and fruity note. He wanted to create a product being completely unique compared to other brands on the market. He wanted to have a mix of botanicals which could dominate the bitterness and strong alcohol flavor being present in most other gins.
He quickly had a clear idea of which botanicals would make up his gin: In order to give the gin its fresh character, the main note should be Moroccan mint. Oranges, lemons, limes and pink grapefruit should form the fruity component. The botanicals from Skin Gin were rounded off by coriander and of course the main distillate of juniper.
In cooperation with a master distiller near Hamburg, Germany, the perfect recipe for Skin Gin was finally created after many trials. Sample number 21 had exactly the taste that Martin had imagined: mild, fruity and above all: unique.
In order to ensure the highest possible enjoyment, Skin Gin wanted to focus on ensuring the highest quality right from the start. For this reason, the selection of botanicals is still based on impeccable origin. Skin Gin uses Moroccan mint, Spanish oranges and pink grapefruits, Italian limes and lemons, German juniper and Vietnamese coriander. These are each individually distilled to obtain nearly 100% of the essential oils contained in them, and finally blended to skin gin.
As well as for the taste, Martin quickly had a clear picture in mind for the Skin Gin logo and design. With a filigree anchor, he wanted to make reference to shipping, with whom he is very closely connected as a Dane living in Northern Germany and the port of Hamburg. The anchor is a symbol to the fact that we all have a home port no matter where we are. The bottles he wanted to cover by a “skin“, which also gave birth to the name "Skin Gin“. Coated with different skins, but with the same content which is also symbolic for the fact that we all have different skins, but in our hearts, we are all the same.
In a small family business in northern Bavaria, this idea was turned into reality. To this day, the bottles are handcrafted with various leather looks and hot stamped, making each bottle unique.
Due to its elaborate production, Skin Gin finally becomes an experience that touches all the senses. Beginning with seeing and feeling the high-quality and exclusive bottles, through the subtle aromas of the botanicals, which unfold as soon as they are opened, to the unmistakably mild and fresh taste - at Skin Gin the concert of all senses is uniquely perfect and therefore a must-have for every gin lover.
As Perfect Serve it is recommended to put 4cl Skin Gin into a glass with thick ice cubes and fill it up with a high-quality Tonic Water. Due to its fruity sweetness, a fresh orange zest and a sprig of rosemary should be added to the garnish, which supports the Mediterranean theme of Skin Gin with its beautiful fragrance.
After its first launch in Germany in 2015, Skin Gin is now exported internationally. Skin Gin can be purchased in England, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and soon also in the USA and Malaysia.
- DISTRIBUTOR WANTED (Yes/No): Yes for selected countries.