Poli Marconi 46 Gin is an Italian Gin made in the Veneto region of Italy.
Poli are most famous as artisan producers of Grappa. The distillery was founded in 1898 by GioBatta Poli and is located in located in Schiavon, near Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of Veneto. They also have a Grappa Museum in Bassano del Grappa. The company has always produced a range of grappa, brandies and liqueurs to which can be added this fantastic gin.
Poli Marconi 46 Gin is distilled by Jocopi Poli in small batched in Poli’s Crysopea still. The Crysopea still is a truly innovative double boiler vacuum still developed with Poli and the Experimental Centre of the San Michele all’Adige Agricultural Institute. The project began in 2003. As far as I understand it, the vacuum part of the still allows the distillation of the alcohol to take place an a lower temperature than normal which means that more fruity and floral components of the distillate are retained. The Crysopea still was bought into service in 2015.
The unique identity of Poli Marconi 46 Gin, comes from the botanicals. These are carefully selected and inspired by the Asiago plateau in the north of Veneto where the Poli family comes from. The botanicals include juniper berries (naturally), muscat grapes, cardamon, mint, cirmolo (Pinus cembra or the Swiss Pine), creeping pine (Pinus Mugo or dwarf mountainpine) and coriander. Seven botanicals in total.
Why is it called Marconi 46 Gin? Well, it is named after the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, one of the pioneers of radio transmission, it is bottled at 46% abv and the distillery is located at 46 Marconi Street in Schiavon.
A very stylish, dry gin. Is it me, or does the bottle remind you of The Botanist Gin bottle?