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Larios

It may surprise you to know that the biggest drinkers of gin in Europe are not the English. No, it is the Spanish who hold that esteemed title, and globally Spain ranks among the big players in gin consumption year after year.

The legendary Larios produces the biggest-selling gin in Spain, Larios Dry Gin, dominating an ultra-competitive market characterised by a consumer base that knows its juniper-led spirits. But the story of this brand is much older than the ‘second-wave’ gin craze the world is experiencing at this moment.

This particular 200-year-old tale begins with Charles Lamothe, a French wine entrepreneur, and Fernando Jiménez, his Spanish associate, whose partnership led to the establishment of the creatively named Jiménez-Lamothe company. The brandy and wine it produced in its distilleries in Malaga and Manzanares didn’t go unnoticed for long, and gained a very respectable reputation.

This success caught the attention of the Larios family, who had moved to Malaga at the beginning of the 19th century. They became involved in distillation in 1863, having originally been involved in cane processing. The quality of the spirits made by Jimenez & Lamothe was recognised by The Larios family, who subsequently acquired the company in 1916.

The name was changed to Larios & Cía, and the Andalusian distillers launched what would come to be known as Larios Dry Gin in 1932. While it was the third marquis of Larios, José Aurelio Larios, who led this innovation, it was not until the glory days of the 1980s that Larios Dry Gin attained its current renown.

Larios Dry Gin remains the biggest selling gin in continental Europe and is one of the top 10 best-selling gins internationally. Go to any bar or shop at any supermarket that stocks alcohol in Spain and you’re certain to find Larios.

You’ll also find some below. If you haven’t had tried it, now you can, amigos!

Larios Rosé

70cl, 37.5%

A Mediterranean gin infused with strawberries! This is a variation from Larios, a Spanish gin whose history dates back to the 19th century even if the current name dates from 1932.  More info

Larios Rosé
5
$21.27
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Larios Ginebra Mediterránea

70cl, 37.5%

Larios Dry Gin, now renamed Larios Ginebra Mediterránea, with its handsome new packaging aimed at a new generation in the Mediterranean where gin is thriving. The best selling gin in Spain, the…  More info

Larios Ginebra Mediterránea
6
$16.20

Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin

70cl, 40%

A Spanish gin made using 12 botanicals which are distilled five times. Larios 12 is made with botanicals including wild juniper, nutmeg, angelica root, coriander, Mediterranean lemon, orange,…  More info

Larios 12 Botanicals Premium Gin
10
$21.75
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Larios Triple Sec - 1950s

75cl, 0%

A Spanish triple sec liqueur, produced by Larios back in the 1950s! The brand has along long been a well known gin producer, so fans of Larios' tipples might be interested in owning this piece of the…  More info

Larios Triple Sec - 1950s
$97.27

Yurinka Vodka - 1970s

100cl, 37.5%

An old bottling of Yurinka Vodka. It was made in Spain and sports a traditional-looking coat of arms and blocky font on the label. The 1970s may not have been great for vodka label design, but the…  More info

Yurinka Vodka - 1970s

Larios Dry Gin 1l

100cl, 40%

A one litre bottling of Larios Dry Gin, made in Spain with lemon, orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lime and orange blossom, as well as wild juniper and spices.  More info

Larios Dry Gin 1l
$25.13

Larios Triple Sec - 1970s

70cl, 16%

Orangy and a vital cocktail ingredient, Triple Sec is a welcome addition to any self-respecting cocktail cabinet. This one, from the 1970s, is made by established spirit-maker, Larios, and would be a…  More info

Larios Triple Sec - 1970s

Larios Triple Sec 1970s

70cl, 16%

An orange-based liqueur from Larios, this 1970s half litre bottle make a fabulous addition to any drinks cupboard…  More info

Larios Triple Sec 1970s

Larios Dry Gin (Old Bottling)

100cl, 40%

An antique bottling of classic Larios Dry Gin from Spain.  More info

Larios Dry Gin (Old Bottling)

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