Gin Mare is a made in a 19th century chapel in the small Spanish fishing town of Vilanova i la Geltrú on the Costa Dorada (“the gold coast” in English) which is an area located on the coast of Catalonia next to the Mediterranean Sea. Gin Mare is marketed as “the Mediterranean Gin”.
The Mediterranean botanicals in Gin Mare include Arbequina Olives (Catalonia, Spain), Thyme (Turkey), Rosemary (Greece), Basil (Italy), Cardamom (Sri Lanka) , Coriander Seed (Morocco) and Juniper Berries (Spain). There are also some more traditional botanicals in Gin Mare such as bitter orange peel, Seville orange peel and lemon peel. The botanicals are sourced from the around the Meditteranean and all of the botanicals apart from the citrus peels are macerated for around 36 hours in neutral grain alcohol prior to distillation in a specially designed copper pot still. All of the botanicals are macerated and distilled separately and then finally blended together afterwards to create Gin Mare. The citrus peels are macerated for even longer, for three hundred days in special clay jars.