Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin
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Distilled in 200 liters batches in a German copper still, Apostoles is a true craft Gin. Creator Renato 'Tato' Giovannoni macerates each botanical separately in a wheat alcohol base. The fresh leaves of Yerba Mate, Eucalyptus and Pink Grapefruit skins are macerated for 24 hours in stainless steel containers. Same for the Juniper and Coriander. The peppermint is macerated only for 2 hours. Then all of the macerations are blended and distilled. The result of the distillation is bottled and numbered by batch.
Within the realm of New World Gins, Apóstoles differs from the classic winter flavors of London Dry. This Gin presents a nuanced profile that is more tropical and indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere incorporating Argentine botanicals such as Yerba Mate, Pink Grapefruit, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. When the Jesuits arrived in the Provence of Misiones they quickly found that the Mate leaf would produce a high quality tea and began to plant hundreds of acres. Mate soon became the national beverage of Argentina with Misiones the original plantings. Apóstoles honors their Argentine land by incorporating fresh Mate leaves into their Gin.
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Wine EnthusiastThis unusual and appealing gin is made with yerba mate tea ("the most Argentinean drink of all," the producer says) and dials back traditional juniper in favor of sprightly eucalyptus and peppermint. It's a warmer expression of gin, with a supersweet, cocoa-like aroma and flavor and velvety feel on the palate.