Gin Eva - Meet the Makers
What did you do before starting your distillery?
I was a winemaker working for different wineries on Mallorca.
What made you decide to start your distillery?
Distilling spirits is just like making wine, but with much more freedom. No limits for creativity and you also don't have to wait for a good vintage or ripe grapes. Many advantages for a small company.
What's the distillery like and can you tell us about the distillation process and/or botanicals?
We use a 150 Litre Kothe copper pot still in the distillery. We first steep all botanicals in the base alcohol for a period of time to gain the full aroma and flavour. Our Signature Citrus Gin, which is mainly juniper and citric fruits in pure grain spirit, is a 'one shot' distillation. For us multiple distillations do not make sense, so we do not use our column. The idea is to extract the maximum of the volatile compounds and multiple distillations are counter-productive. Appreciating and make the most of the produce and botanicals is key.
What can people expect and experience if they visit the distillery for a tour/tasting?
Our distillery is a small unit located in an Industrial Park, but with the most amazing smells and aromas, and the opportunity to try GIN EVA gins - plus all the enthusiasm from the GIN EVA team!
What have been the biggest challenges and achievements so far?
It has been a big adventure since we started in 2012. We've had many ups and some downs. Distilling the perfect gin is a never-ending challenge which fulfils us.
How would you describe your gin/s in 3 words?
Subtle, focused, perfumed
What's your favourite way to drink your gins?
Together with friends in a bar. Personally, I usually try them neat.
What gins would you always have on your gin shelf (other than your own of course!)?
No. 209 Gin, all of the St. George Gin range, and Black Tomato Gin.
What's next for you and Gin Eva - any exciting plans?
To keep it exciting we will work on special edition gins. Next maybe it will be a gin with Japanese botanicals and flavours, like Yuzu, Coriander Ginger...
The Gin Guide's profile, tasting notes and review of Gin Eva.
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