Ibiza is world famous for it’s beaches, night-life and tolerant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Not so well known, however, is the fact that a gin (that’s quality and taste are also on a world-class level) is produced here too. It’s called LAW Premium Dry Gin, and not only is it distilled and bottled in Ibiza – but it owes it’s distinctive flavour to the island plants that are 100% natural.
The basic idea
The basic idea of the three producers, was to harvest and process the fresh, untreated ingredients by hand, to create a premium quality gin that is truly an offspring of the island. A gin that is so good, that it managed to immediately convince connoisseurs of high-quality spirits, in the international drinks market.
What is LAW gin made of?
LAW gin is produced in a traditional Hispanic copper ‘alambique’, needless to say, when it comes to a gin of this quality in small amounts. Just as self-evident, is the absence of aroma or flavour enhancers, as well as sugar. The use of fresh prickly pears in a gin, is probably unique in comparison with anywhere else in the world. And that’s not the only special feature: “The prickly pears, fresh lemon and orange peel, Padrón peppers, Spanish gherkins and Phoenician juniper – all represent the nature of the island,” explains Luna von Eisenhart Rothe, “and in addition to coriander, iris root and cardamom – we also distil the salt, from the salt plains, because it adds a hint of sea air – a must of course, not be missing in our recipe!”
Perfecting the recipe and setting up the little distillery, took almost three years before the three island residents—Luna and Alexander von Eisenhart-Rothe and Wolfgang Lettner’s dream of a genuine premium gin from Ibiza, could come true. While LAW is already widely available in Ibiza, through the Exclusivas Miró and Enotecum, the island gin also made it’s first international appearance at BCB – Europe’s biggest bar and spirits fair in Berlin, at the start of October, immediately becoming the event’s secret star.
And the story continues…
During it’s first year on the market, LAW has already won eight awards in international spirit competitions. The most recent in November in New York – where the three distillers were awarded with a prize for being the “Best Gin Distillery in Spain 2016”. In spite of all this international success – it was actually an venerable Ibicenco, who paid the three producers the finest of all compliments: “This tastes like the countryside in the springtime!” It’s incomparably fresh taste is now set to ensure LAW gin furthers its role as the ambassador of it’s island, in other countries around Europe.