Press Product Guide 2019
Exhibitor: Destilerías Xoriguer
XORIGUER MAHON GIN
RECIPE FROM 1750 UNDER THE NAME OF XORIGUER SINCE 1945
Mahon Gin, born 300 years ago in the Port of Mahon in Menorca, was probably the first gin distilled in the Mediterranean. Requests of British and Dutch sailors in the local taverns encouraged Minorcan master craftsmen to initiate the distillation, creating the unique recipe of Mahon Gin in 1750. Miguel Pons Justo, founder of our distillery, has kept the name ‘Xoriguer Mahon Gin” until today.
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 and the unique character is based on a distillation of high quality vinic alcohol and hand-selected juniper berries in 200 year old cooper stills working with a natural wood. We keep using the traditional bottles, the design of which hasn't changed since 1750.
In the Xoriguer Distillery we love tradition.