A cult gin from Mahon in Menorca, Xoriguer is one of the only gins in the world (alongside Plymouth) to have a geographical indication, Gin de Menorca. Gin has been made on Menorca since the time of the British occupation in the 18th century and Xoriguer commands a devoted following of happy travellers. Unusually, Xoriguer is made in wood-fired potstills from distilled wine (eau-de-vie) rather than the more usual grain-based distillate, and is rested in American oak barrels before bottling.
This is a classic gin recipe that is over one hundred years old. It has a bright, fresh taste and is so good it can be drunk neat, although it is equally good as a G&T.
I struggle to get it in Australia but when I do it is savoured and treasured like an heirloom.
- Russ Fuller, 15th March
Given free choice of all the affordable gins, I would always plump for this. Wonderful in the Fiesta drink of Pomada, an excellent base for G & T, but perhaps best appreciated drunk Menorquin style: a generous measure of the gin, neat and at room temperature, with an accompanying small glass of iced water. If you must make a Martini with it, then make it about 95% gin and enjoy!
- Michael, 19th February
had this whilst on Holiday in Menorca. Drinking this stuff during Sant Joan was one of the best experiences to date
- Ryan, 25th January
10/10 the dogs nuts
- AB, 7th Sep '12
Its distinctive, old fashioned flavour rivals any british gin. The only gin i buy
- anonymous, 2nd May '12
I was introduced to this gin on a craggy old sailboat, sailing around the coast of Majorca. Nothing makes a gin and tonic like this gin - and combined with a gorgeous sunset; well life doesn't get much better!
- anonymous, 9th Apr '12
A wonderful sharp zest which makes for a brilliant refreshing ice cold summer refreshment. Served with a good helping of fanta lemon over ice has to be belived. Its refered to as 'pomade' by the locals in Menorca when mixed like this.
- anonymous, 14th Dec '11
This is absolutely my favourite Gin
- anonymous, 20th May '11
A great gin, the distillery in mahon itself has a wonderful selection.
- anonymous, 18th Feb '11
Great Gin, very prominent floral and violet notes, makes a brilliant martini!
- anonymous, 1st Oct '10
Best gin in the world.
- anonymous, 15th May '10
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