Spain has a long history…
of gin production and consumption, but it wasn’t until the last 20 years that the Gin Tonic took the bar scene in Spain by storm. Distinctly different from the British Gin & Tonic, Spanish Gin Tonics are served in a copa de balon so the consumer may fully enjoy the combinations of gin, tonic, botanicals, and aromatic garnishes. Elaborate and careful consideration goes into creating the right touch, elevating this standard cocktail to the next level.
BCN GiN is an innovative artisan gin from Catalonia, Spain. Unlike other gins that are made from a neutral base spirit, BCN is a wine-based gin. It’s made by blending a unique distillation of grenache and carignan grapes from the Priorat wine region with the aromatic purity of distilled Mediterranean botanicals and citrus. Crafted with ingredients sourced from high in the slate mountains of Catalonia and savored in Barcelona, the city which made the Gin Tonic experience legendary, BCN is a tribute to the intensity and elegance of Barcelona nights.
The BCN experience is incredibly balanced and refined: a gin which can be served alone and unblended for lovers of purity and intensity, or following our Perfect Serve and enjoyed in a refreshing Barcelona-style Gin Tonic. The versatility and elegance of BCN make it a flexible blending partner.
BCN GiN is the passion and design of Barcelona resident and master of spirit, Stefan Lismond, who learned the art of distillation in his native Belgium. Stefan has surrounded himself with an incredibly lively and talented community of contributors to the project in Priorat and Barcelona. Among them are Norrel Robertson, Master of Wine, and Philippe Geeraert, Master Distiller, both of whom ensure the highest standards for the selection of materials and distillation. Stefan also runs a speakeasy in the Poble Sec neighborhood of Barcelona, which serves as an artistic hub, bringing his community of artists, musicians, and wine lovers together. Connectedness, collaboration, and revelry are always at the heart of the BCN experience, which is both local and international, just like the city of Barcelona itself.
The label and bottle are inspired by the iconic tiled sidewalks of Barcelona, designed in 1916 by the Belle Époque firm of Escofet Tejera & Co. The panot, a tile made from cement, sand, and water in the shape of a flower with four petals, is now a vibrant symbol of the culture and lifestyle of Barcelona and fitting logo for a gin that celebrates its creative spirit.