Le Tribute Gin is made using a host of citrus fruits and botanicals. These include juniper berries from eastern Spain, two types of Valencia oranges, Seville lemons, grapefruits, kumquat, mandarine, lime, and lemongrass. All are macerated in a base of wheat and barley except the lemongrass which is macerated with water. Then they are distilled in groups and blended.
Juniper. We select and harvest by hand the most mature juniper berries from the Giró family’s land in Teruel.
Lemongrass. After three months of development, trying to extract essential oils from citronella, we discovered that the better option was to distil the herbs with water, rather than alcohol.
Orange and lemon. We use two types of oranges from Valencia and lemons from Seville, marinated together to guarantee a perfectly balanced distillate that blends flawlessly with the other botanical ingredients in our gin.
Grapefruits. We use three types of grapefruits that are combined perfectly to achieve a bittersweet flavour, resulting in the freshest liquid.
Kumquat. A citrus fruit that is native to China and provides acidity as well as freshness.
Mandarin. From the Mediterranean coast, the sweet touch.
Lime. The queen of freshness, to round off the fresh flavour of the ginger.
Alcohol base. We use an alcoholic base of the highest quality wheat and barley.
Selection of botanicals. After the artisanal selection of the botanicals, there is another level of quality control in the distillery, before the shelling and manual maceration.
Distillation. We distill each botanics group individually and later the master distiller elaborates the mixture following the recipe of the Giró family.