Opihr - Oriental Spiced Gin - 700ml
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The mysterious, ancient spice route. How much is myth and how much fact? All we know for sure know is that for centuries this fabled trail inspired the intrepid and the bold, luring them eastward with the promise of a fragrant, priceless bounty. Like those explorers of old, we too have ventured far - to seek out the exotic spices and botanicals to create Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin. We begin our quest on a small Malaysian island in search of the mysterious and darkly piquant cubeb peppers. Used in treating many ailments, cubebs are reputed to be an aphrodisiac, to have magical powers - and to be helpful in warding off demons too. All very good reasons to bring their spiced heat to our fabulous gin. In Indias south-east coast in Malabar we find the earthly paradise of Kerala. Here we gather fragrant cardamom and Tellicherry black peppers, the worlds finest - also known as the King of Spices or Black Gold. With over 10,000 festivals a year, Kerala is clearly the home of a good party. A jumbo must-see here is elephant polo. Its said if you dream youre riding an elephant, youre a born leader. Or maybe you just really like elephants. We make the long sea journey from India to Turkey for its earthy, spicy cumin seeds - and the distinctive nutty peppery not they bring to Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin. We arent the only travellers here: many spices cover thousands of miles too - across land by camel and elephant (dream on!) or over water by how, to reach the spice markets, where we join in the bidding wars. Here, where we load our perfumed cargo of precious juniper, whose distinctive peppery bite lends gin its characteristic taste. This floating city is a miraculous illusion built on over 100 submerged islands. It was also home to the explorers explorer, a certain Marco Polo - the guy whos been there, done that and, according to legend, discovered the t-shirt with a smart collar. We next set sail for far Morocco - and the fresh, zesty not that its famouscoriander lends our gin Crossing the Mediterranean wasnt always a pleasure cruise. Morocco was once one of the Barbary States, home to the pirates who pillaged trade ships in the 17th and 18th centuries, and invented eye-patches, parrots and hooks for hands. We pause to load Spanish oranges, prized for the fragrance of their peel and the balancing sweetness this lends the spices. They give us their oranges, we give them something even better: gin. Yes, Spain is now Europes largest premium gin market by some way - and growing. Here we are - home sweet, fragrant, peppery, zesty home. After our long journey, our precious freight has landed. Here at Englands oldest gin distillery, our Master Distiller adds the exotic spices and botanicals we have gathered to the copper pot still and creates Opihr, a unique gin with citrus nots balanced with earthy aromatics and warm, soft spices. Welcome to journeys end.
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