Situated a few miles outside of Seville, the family-run distillery of Los Alcores de Carmona has been crafting fine spirits since 1880. In its picturesque rural location surrounded by meadows, the distillery is built on the ruins of an ancient Arabian mill and Roman thermal baths. Expertly marrying the past with the present, Puerto de Indias’ portfolio of gins are distilled on 150 year-old copper stills, which operate side by side with innovative modern production methods. Infused with natural ingredients and botanicals from the sun-drenched region of Seville, Spain, these aromatic gins fill the senses with the spirit of Andalucía. Paying homage to its heritage, Puerto de Indias takes its name from Seville’s port which came to prominence during the 1500s, a period when Spain began extensively trading with the recently-discovered New World. In a nod to its maritime roots, the gin’s unique bottle shape is inspired by the Torre del Oro, or ‘Tower of Gold’, a 13th century Moorish watchtower and one of Seville’s most iconic monuments.
It’s pale pink in colour. The aroma of strawberries is evident with sweet, junipery and fragrant. Reminiscent of strawberry ice cream. The strawberry ice cream doesn’t stop with the aroma. The palate is of strawberries and cream ice cream with a juniper wafer. A creamy mouthfeel with a sweet long finish of strawberries and a hint of liquorice. There isn’t much more to say about this gin. It is simple and uncomplicated….