Nordés, Spain's fastest growing premium gin, wants to challenge British drinking habits. Nordés believes its gin's herbal and highly aromatic flavour profile makes it the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes.
Named after the north-easterly wind, Nordés Atlantic Galician gin is produced in a small distillery close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia's capital in North Western Spain. White albariño grapes are distilled with selected botanicals. Verbena is paired with laurel, samphire and mellow sage, warmed up with a pinch of juniper, cardamom, ginger, hibiscus and black tea. This results in a gin with gastronomic notes of eucalyptus, laurel and mint and delicate flavours of white fruit.
Don't have traditional tapas to hand? No matter. Nordés suggests pairing a well-made gin and tonic alongside a smoked salmon starter or spicy sausage. As a main, match the gin with Thai cuisine to bring out the lemon verbena notes. For dessert, try pairing it with a summer fruit sorbet and a sprig of mint to bring out the sweeter aromatics. Soon, Nordés will have you asking: “Red, white or gin?”
Nordés gin (70 cl) ABV 40% - RRP £35 - is available nationwide at Amazon and Master of Malts.
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