Gin MG, The Extra Dry London Gin
GIN MG, created in 1940, has been made by following the traditional London Dry Gin method that does without using cloying sugars that mask juniper flavours. It's unique as the only botanical used in MG Gin is juniper berries picked from the distillery's own trees in the Teruel region. These berries are hand-picked in October and re-selected again in Vilanova before distillation.
The Giró Ribot family have been making aromatic cordials and dealing in wine since 1835 - being based in the Penedés wine region of Spain. By the early 1900s, they had also become distillers of brandy and whisky. During the Spanish civil war, Manuel Giró Sr was hiding in the local mountains when he noticed an abundance of juniper bushes growing there. So, began the family's connection with gin, and in 1940 it launched the highly successful Gin MG brand which is now one of the best-selling gins in Spain.
"Ideal for martinis and G&Ts, look for a brisk, bracing aroma that mixes juniper and anise. The palate is smooth, dry and citrusy, with most of the flavour on the cinnamon-accented finish." Wine Enthusiast 91 pts - rated Best Buy