Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 201344 004265
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

More about Mataroa Gin

Produced by: Melissanidi Distillery
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alc./vol: 41.5%

Proof: 83°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Greece Greece

This Greek gin, distilled with 12 botanicals, takes its names from R.M.S. Mataroa (1922 -1957), a historic New Zealand ship sailed the Mediterranean Sea during the 1940s.
Mataroa Gin's 12 botanicals are sourced from 11 Mediterranean countries - one from each country and two from France:

Croatia - Juniper Berries
France - Angelica Root and Lavender
Tunisia - Coriander Seeds
Italy - Orris Root
Syria - Bay Leaf
Turkey - Liquorice
Spain - Orange peel
Egypt - Lemon peel
Morocco - Mandarin peels
Cyprus - Chamomile
South Chios, Greece - Mastic

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 01/10/2019

Appearance:

Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Bay leaf and liquorice most influence the piney juniper-forward nose.

Taste:

Bone dry, complex and well-integrated. Piney juniper sits alongside herbal, rooty and citrusy notes with very subtle but noticeable mastic freshness.

Aftertaste:

Clean and cleansing with lingering juniper, liquorice, bay leaf and mastic.

Overall:

With its pronounced piney juniper, Mataroa will not offend London dry traditionalists but its well-integrated Mediterranean flavours, particularly bay leaf and mastic will appeal to those seeking gins expressing characteristics from their origin.

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