Spanish gin has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with a surge in the number of distilleries dedicated to crafting high-quality gins. These distilleries bring their own innovative approaches to gin production, often combining traditional techniques with local ingredients and flavors. The result is a diverse range of Spanish gins that showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of the distillers. At Chilled Wine you can explore different kinds of exquisitely crafted Spanish Gin brands!
Spanish Gin @ Chilled Wine Shop
Spanish Gin Production: The Value of Tradition
Spanish gin tradition and production have deep roots that date back several centuries: Spain's historical connection with gin can be traced back to the 16th century when the country engaged in trade with the Netherlands, the birthplace of gin. Spanish sailors and merchants were introduced to this spirit during their voyages, leading to its gradual popularity in Spain, up until today!
When it comes to gin production, Spanish distillers often uphold traditional methods that have been refined over time. Copper stills play a significant role in the distillation process, as they are believed to contribute to a smoother and more refined spirit. The careful selection of botanicals and precise distillation techniques are of utmost importance to achieve the desired flavours and aromas. Find out more at Chilled Wine!
Spanish Gin Distilleries: Famous for Their Excellent Craft
At Chilled Wine we are proud of our selected Spanish gin collection: Spanish distillers draw inspiration from the diverse flora found in different regions of Spain. Each distillery takes advantage of its unique surroundings and incorporates local ingredients to create gins with distinctive flavor profiles. These botanicals could include Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, thyme, and basil, or region-specific elements such as juniper berries, wild herbs, citrus fruits, or even eucalyptus, hibiscus, and sage.
Notably, our Cabraboc Gin de Mallorca, which is crafted through the distillation of juniper berries and carefully chosen Mediterranean botanicals like basil, rosemary, thyme, and lavender, will truly delight your senses. Or what about the Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin, which is a triple distilled grape gin, inspired by flavours from the Mediterranean – it's infused with olives, rosemary, basil, thyme and cardamom, with overriding citrus notes and hints of juniper. You have to try it!
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Spanish gin different?
It's the botanical selection that makes Spanish gin different. For example, when rosemary, basil, thyme, and olives are as unique ingredients. Following the distilled gin approach, Spanish gins often undergo separate distillations before being blended and distilled anew.
Is Spain known for gin and tonic?
Spain is very much known for gin and tonic: Throughout Spain, from post-lunch to post-dinner and late into the night, the gin tonic is the preferred beverage when seeking something stronger, surpassing even the popularity of beer or wine.
Do the Spanish drink gin?
Yes, the Spanish love to drink gin. Gin cocktails are historically a very Spanish thing and are very popular today. Interestingly, the Spanish are the world's biggest gin drinkers.