BCN Gin begins with a selection and distillation of the best Priorat wine pomace from carignan and grenache grapes, capturing the essence of Spain’s famous Mediterranean mountain wines grown on ancient slate terraces.
Separate macerations of fresh Mediterranean botanicals and citrus are followed by individual distillations of each element to obtain a pure concentration of flavor, which is the signature of BCN Gin. The botanical signature is based on organic Mediterranean rosemary, thyme, wild fennel, pine shoots, and juniper berries. The fruit component comes from the use of fresh, organic fruits and citrus, with orange, lemon peel, and Catalan figs all playing integral parts. Distiller Stefan Lismond describes BCN Gin as a broader, more horizontal flavor profile compared to the sharper, more vertical flavor profiles of classic London Dry-style gins.
These pure macerations and distillations combine into a harmonious blend that is further re-distilled to 94.9% ABV. Water obtained from the artesian Mas Baboixos natural spring, which rises from deep within the slate layers of the coastal mountains, is blended in to balance BCN Gin at 40% ABV.
BCN Gin is never chill-filtered, as the process can strip the end product of complexity; instead, a very light natural filtration is made through plant-fiber filters to remove any suspended particles, making BCN Gin a choice for vegetarians. As such, in rare instances, a bottle of BCN Gin may become cloudy if allowed to become very cold, which does not affect the flavor. This cloudiness is a testament to the quality and integrity of a natural product that has not been stripped of character through chill-filtering.
Tasting Notes: The profile of BCN Gin is explosively fragrant, with an abundance of fruit and herbaceousness. The palate shows fresh herbs like mint and anise, as well as savory herbs like rosemary, with a bright array of spice notes, such as sumac and pink peppercorns.
Pairing Notes: BCN Gin has a rich, full-body, making it a phenomenal sipping gin. The complex flavor profile is dynamic in cocktails: ever-present, but shifting to fit its different pairings. Recommended with herbal ingredients like Chartreuse or Atxa Dry Vermouth, orange liqueur, absinthe, red wine or sweet vermouth, and Alma de Trabanco Quinquina. When in doubt, garnish a BCN Gin & Tonic with a rosemary sprig or lime wedge and enjoy.
BCN GiN & Tonic Perfect Serve:
- 1oz BCN GiN
- 0.5oz red wine from Priorat
- 1 200ml bottle Fever Tree Tonic Water
- 1 red grape
- 1 wedge of lime
- 1 twist of lime
Build and serve in a wine glass. Rinse the glass with red wine and large ice cubes until well chilled then strain out most of the wine. Fill glass with large ice cubes and add one red grape (halved), a wedge of lime, and a twist of lemon. Add 1 oz BCN Gin and gently add 1 bottle of Fever Tree Tonic. Stir and perfect serve. Watch on YouTube