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Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin

Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin

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Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin: A Journey to the Coast of Spain in Every Sip 

Unveiling a Gin Infused with the Spirit of Galicia

Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin is more than just a spirit; it's a captivating exploration of the rugged Galician coastline in northwestern Spain. Distilled with meticulous care and a unique blend of botanicals, Nordes captures the essence of the Atlantic Ocean's freshness and the wild beauty of the Galician landscape.

A Base Unlike Any Other: The Allure of Albariño Grapes

One of the most distinctive features of Nordes is its base spirit. Unlike traditional gins that rely on neutral grain alcohol, Nordes utilises a grape distillate crafted from Albariño grapes. This regional grape, renowned for its crisp white wines, imbues the gin with a subtle sweetness and delicate floral notes that set the stage for a truly captivating flavour profile.

A Symphony of Botanicals: A Dance of Galician Herbs and Classic Juniper

Nordes elevates the gin experience with a symphony of 11 botanicals, six of which are hand-selected from the Galician region. Juniper berries, the cornerstone of any gin, provide the essential piney foundation. However, Nordes doesn't stop there. Galician botanicals like eucalyptus, lemon verbena, and samphire (a succulent coastal herb) weave a tapestry of freshness, offering hints of mint, citrus, and a touch of the sea air. Sage and bay leaf add depth and complexity, while ginger and cardamom introduce a touch of warmth and spice. Finally, hibiscus and liquorice add a subtle floral note and a hint of sweetness that perfectly complements the Albariño base.

Tasting Notes: A Voyage for the Senses

Nose: The initial aroma of Nordes is a captivating invitation. Fresh juniper mingles beautifully with citrusy notes of lemon verbena and a whisper of eucalyptus. As the gin opens up, hints of white florals emerge, courtesy of the Albariño base, intertwined with a subtle sweetness of liquorice and a touch of peppery spice from the ginger.

Palate: The first sip of Nordes is a revelation. The juniper berry takes centre stage, but it's not overpowering. Instead, it's softened by the sweetness of the Albariño and the gentle warmth of the ginger. The citrus notes dance on the tongue, while the eucalyptus provides a refreshing coolness. Hints of herbs like sage and bay leaf add a touch of earthiness and complexity, creating a truly well-rounded flavour profile.

Finish: The finish of Nordes is long and lingering. The sweetness of the Albariño lingers, intertwined with the gentle spice of the ginger and a touch of menthol from the eucalyptus. The citrus notes slowly fade, leaving a clean and refreshing sensation.

Serving Suggestions: Unlocking the Full Potential of Nordes

Nordes' unique flavour profile makes it a versatile gin that shines in various cocktails. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Classic Gin & Tonic: For a simple yet delightful experience, pair 50ml of Nordes with a high-quality tonic water. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or a sprig of fresh mint to accentuate the citrus and herbal notes.
  • The Nordes Collins: This refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins combines 50ml of Nordes, 25ml lemon juice, 20ml simple syrup, and soda water. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice for a touch of sweetness and visual appeal.
  • The Spanish Gin & Fizz: Celebrate the Spanish flair of Nordes with this vibrant cocktail. Combine 50ml of Nordes, 25ml fresh grapefruit juice, 15ml elderflower liqueur, and top with cava (Spanish sparkling wine). Garnish with a grapefruit wedge for a beautiful and flavourful drink.
  • Nordes Martini: For a sophisticated and elegant option, create a Nordes Martini by stirring 60ml of Nordes with 10ml of dry vermouth, chilled, and strained into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist to express the citrus notes.

Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin: A Refreshing Escape

With its unique base spirit, captivating blend of botanicals, and beautifully balanced flavour profile, Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin offers a distinctive sipping experience. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a creative cocktail, Nordes transports you to the rugged Galician coast with every sip. Visit The General Wine Co. today and embark on this refreshing journey for yourself.

 

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