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Ginarte Dry Gin

Ginarte Dry Gin is produced by Ginarte SRL, an Italy-based spirits company. As a brand, Ginarte is inspired by the various botanicals that were used to produce pigments in the era of renaissance artists. The recipe includes 13 botanicals including juniper berries, calamint, safflower, mignonette, rubia, indigo, wild celery, lavender, hibiscus, elderflower, pine buds, mountain pine, and pine needles.

To start, the juniper berries are infused in wheat alcohol before being distilled in a discontinuous vacuum alembic still. The botanicals are then distilled using using the same process but a slightly different ABV of wheat alcohol. During […]

short rectangular can inspired by car oil with red, blue and white packaging

Engine Organic Gin

I’m usually an easy mark for novel spirit bottles, but Engine Organic Gin is probably my favorite design to date. The bold red, blue, and white immediately stood out, and I knew I had to try it. Paolo Dalla Mora, fashion and spirit entrepreneur, was inspired by both racing aesthetics from the 1970’s and 80’s, and Rosolios, a traditional Italian sweet liqueur. Rosolios is a popular digestive in Piedmont, the region where Engine is produced, and is commonly made using lemon and sage. With Italian traditions being a big inspiration for Engine, most of the ingredients are sourced from across Italy. The gin is made using lemons from Sicily, licorice roots from Calabria, sage and damask rose […]

clear bottle with a dark green label with illustrations of insects and leaves

Pergote Gin

I’m always a big sucker any spirit bottle with a green or blue label, so Pergote Gin always caught my eye on the Total Wine shelves. And, I also don’t remember seeing many Italian gins, so I was really excited to try this out. Pergote Gin is produced in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, and uses ingredients from all across the country. They use wormwood and raspberries from Piedmont, Juniper from Tuscany and Citrus From Calabria and Sicily. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Italian Gin ❖ Distillery: Produced and Bottled for CAPSICA LTD in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy ❖ ABV: 42% (84 Proof) ❖ Moderate Price ❖ Available in 325 ml bottles […]