Our Gin tells the embrace between the international tradition of gin and the local tradition of Genepy liqueur. An alpine interpretation of a historical drink.
Grown up with the books of the imaginative Italian novelist Salgari and then captured by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” saga, we like to think of our gin as a valuable loot of a seaman from Jack Sparrow’s crew.
After years of pirate raids, the man eventually has come back to the Mediterranean shores and plans to drink the bottle with his old friends, once in his hamlet across the Alps.
From Ventimille he thus heads towards the mountains; he puts into the bottle the exotic spices forgotten in his haversack and adds the fruits and flowers picked along the way. When on top, he also inserts a genepy flower.
It is a cold compound gin, obtained by a mix of different botanicals among which, besides the unavoidable juniper, the genepy stands out. Genepy is a typical plant for a renowned Piedmontese liqueur, cultivated at the highest quotes in the mountains and processed in the distillery through the technique of alcohol suspension, which lasts six months. This is a gentle extraction method, which could be defined as a slow cold distillation, in order to capture all the genepy aroma.
Proudly alpine in a Gin&Tonic, our gin is excellent in mixology. It is also great as a digestive drink, straight or on the rocks.
The Genepy Gin is another fundamental ingredient of the Negroni Alpino.