GIN EVA La Mallorquina
GIN EVA // Spain
'La Mallorquina' is the traditional olive variety in the Spanish Isle of Majorca (Mallorca). Only a few producers make oil of it, as the trees are centuries old and growing between mountain rocks. GIN EVA used the olives as a signature botanical, harking back to the long tradition olives have as a cocktail garnish. Only 3,000 bottles are available of the first batch that was released in 2018.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"It opens up on floral notes with hints of orange blossom, but there's also something slightly herbal, while there's a layer of juniper berries as a supporting act. The palate has a nice earthy quality to it, with a touch of cilantro and olives, as well as juniper. This gin begs to be used in a Martini."