Bordiga Occitan Gin - 1 Liter
Gin was first made by Bordiga in 1889, and this gin is made from the original Bordiga recipe. Only four main botanical flavors are used, some from the Occitan* Alps, hence the name. The four botanicals are angelica, juniper, cardamom and a secret ingredient (with traces of orange and lemon peel).
Occitan Gin has traditionally been made exclusively from juniper that grows wild (not cultivated) in the Maritime Alps, near Cuneo, which are some of the highest mountains in Europe. This combination of altitude and maritime influence enriches the essential oils of the hand-picked juniper berries grown here, giving them a unique flavor. The different botanicals are macerated separately in triple-distilled grain alcohol, then distilled before being bottled.
*‘Occitan’ is a language that originated in the Languedoc region of southwest France and is still spoken in some of the isolated mountain valleys to the west of Cuneo, on the border with Provence.