Super Premium Gin - 2013
International Spirits Challenge
Gin - Contemporary Styles - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Nose: Herbal nose with berry fruits. Hints of soapiness and perfume.
Palate: Very herbal and aromatic palate. Perfume-like delivery. Coriander and tart juniper, citrus zest.
Finish: Zesty, spiced finish.
If you like gin to taste of gin don't bother with this - it's far too delicate for mixing (even a decent tonic an slice of lime obliterates it), and if you drink it neat or in a Martini then it doesn't taste like gin.
In fact, I doubt it meets EU regs which define gin as follows..."In all types of gin, the predominant flavour of must be juniper...".
he Chaps at Masters of Malt don't know what they're are doing frankly, given the hopelessly inaccurate notes above. Stick to whisky, chaps.
17th November 2014
This is the Gin that gets put in my basket at the airport duty free. This is my absolute favourite and so very unique. Ideal with ice, tonic and a sprig of basil.
18th October 2014
Gives of a wonderful aroma just sitting in your glass. I think this carries enough of it's own flavours without adding. Jus a little slim line for me.
17th October 2014
Getting a bottle on the advice of a friend of mine, will write back. Got to say 'Gin Connoisseur' might not be the right title to the person below me if you write of most British gins!
21st July 2014
We were introduced to Gin Mare by the bartender at Hotel Arts (Ritz Carlton) in Barcelona in early July 2014. In a Martini it is served with a lemon twist and fresh basil leaf, accentuating its basil botanical and slight citrus flavor. In a gin and tonic, Gin Mare is served with Fever Tree tonic from the USA, a leaf of fresh basil and fresh lemon or lime at your request. It is 42.5% alcohol (85 proof) but very smooth and refreshing. Unlike most Gins with the over powering Juniper oil used as a botanical, Gin Mare does not smell or taste like any other Gin I have tasted. It is quite refreshing, and light. It certainly is a huge improvement over US and most British Gins. Hendricks Gin, with its cucumber botanical essence is a close rival but not as smooth or refreshing as Gin Mare. Truly an outstanding Gin product.
19th July 2014
It is very good and very different. We all expect gin to have juniper flavours, but that doesn't really need to be the case. This is lovely and refreshing and would make a nice G&T. As far as the price goes, it is high, but judging by the bottle, it seems they are going for an up-scale market. £30 would be about right for this.
8th June 2014
Brought some back from Spain and was really excited about it. Sadly, I honestly wouldn't know this wasn't Gordon's.
5th May 2014
Great idea, great combination - lacking a bit of balance though when you look a price tag
13th April 2014
This is stunning stuff. Highly recommended. Gin will never be the same again. Enjoy with a fresh spring of rosemary and a splash of tonic and lots of ice.
3rd February 2014
This was recommended at Rubi's Gin Bar in Barcelona when we asked for something a 'bit different'. It is very tasty with the Thyme and Rosemary coming through, thus making it a great drink with lamb or beef.
23rd August 2013