Produced in Vilafranca del Penedés by Mediterranean Premium Spirits S.L., GINRAW may be a relative newcomer to the Spanish scene but it is causing quite a stir. The gin began as a joint enterprise between marketers Roger Burgués and Luis Jáuregui, both of whom were obsessed with Barcelona. After many years working in the spirits and luxury industry they decided to initiate their own brand and create a gin with the spirit of their beloved city.
The duo behind GINRAW decided to recruit four members to bring their idea to life. Using their established connections they brought together Rossend Mateu (maître parfumeur), Javier Caballero (mixologist), Sergi Figueras (sommelier) and Xano Saguer (chef). Collaboratively, they hatched a plan to create a gin that could truly embody the city’s spirit.
On the nose juniper’s resinous tones are present upfront. Crisp citrus and a green tip from kaffir lime leaf join in with bay leaves to create a captivating bouquet. On the palate, kaffir lime creates continuity with the nose before growing in complexity. The spice and subtle smoky notes (black cardamom) come through while bay leaves and citrus add depth.