Product of: Greece
12 of the 14 botanicals which flavour Mataroa Pink gin are distilled with neutral spirit, then the distillate is infused with Greek pomegranate and Egyptian hibiscus which flavour this gin and impart a light pink hue.
The 12 distilled botanicals: Juniper berries from Croatia, Chamomile from Cyprus, Tunisian coriander seeds, French angelica root, French lavender, Turkish liquorice, Italian orris root, Spanish bitter orange peel, Egyptian lemon peel, Morocain mandarin peel, Bay leaves from Syria, Greek Chios mastiha resin.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/03/2020
Clear, pale pink.
Piney juniper with hibiscus, lemon zest, and herbal undertones.
Reassuringly juniper-led with classic gin notes of coriander, angelica, liquorice, orris and zesty citrus with delicate floral notes and mild enlivening peppery spice. This is a dry gin but with pleasing subtle sweet notes.
Fades with classic juniper-led spicy gin notes but with faint lingering red fruit and floral notes.
Unlike many other "pink gins" Mataroa is a proper gin with classic gin flavours. The pink influence - hibiscus and pomegranate - is very subtle, as are "Mediterainin" hints of bay leaf and mastiha. Atractively packaged and only let down by being bottled at slightly below standard strength at 38% alc./vol..