Gin Mare opens the door to a new variety of gins, with a novel pan-Mediterranean concept that unites the different cultures around the sea. Produced with botanicals sourced within the Mediterranean area, in addition to the traditional juniper, bitter orange peel, seville orange peel, lemon peel, cardamon, and coriander seed there are Arbequina olives, basil from Italy, rosemary from Turkey, and thyme from Greece.
All the botanicals except the citrus are macerated individually for 24-36hrs in neutral grain alcohol from a premium barley base, before being distilled in a copper pot still, again individually. The three citrus botanicals, a custom blend of sweet oranges from Seville, bitter oranges from Valencia and lemons from Lleida, are macerated as fresh peels in neutral grain alcohol for an entire year before distillation. It's not until all the botanicals have been distilled individually that they are then married in the blending process.