OEL’s 3 Gin 500 ml

33,00

The 500ml stone­wa­re jug fil­led with OEL’s 3 Gin is a world first, thanks to the use of oli­ve oil for the aro­ma­tiz­a­ti­on. A must for gin lovers.

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Orga­nic gin: The world’s first gin fla­vou­red with oli­ve oil

OEL’s 3 Gin is the first of its kind in the world. A kind defi­ned by the use of vege­ta­ble fats to fla­vour spi­rits. But why do peop­le come up with the idea of com­bi­ning fat and alco­hol in the first place? And why an orga­nic gin of all things?

The ans­wer is: becau­se fats are fla­vour car­ri­ers. This insight is anci­ent, has been used in restau­rants and bars sin­ce time imme­mo­ri­al and pro­ves its­elf time and time again. And it is pre­cise­ly behind the coun­ters of this world, i.e. in the par­al­lel uni­ver­se of the night-swar­ming free spi­rits, that this rea­li­sa­ti­on always pushes open clo­sed doors. In the pro­cess of “fat washing” / engl. “fat-washing,” for examp­le, invol­ves soa­king fried sli­ces of ham in spi­rits such as a whis­key — sim­ply to make it smo­kier at the end. The fat enhan­ces the actu­al fla­vors of the whis­key and brings its own (ham) fla­vors right along with it.

This is exact­ly the case with our orga­nic gin, which is par­ti­cu­lar­ly sui­ta­ble for such fat washing due to the varie­ty of its fla­vors. During the spe­cial­ly desi­gned three-day fla­vo­ring pro­cess, both ingre­dients, i.e. gin and OEL, are stir­red tog­e­ther in regu­lar alter­na­ti­on of pha­ses of move­ment and rest, taking into account the cor­rect pro­por­ti­ons. By hand and at con­stant low tem­pe­ra­tures. Only when the opti­mal tas­te is achie­ved, the gin and OEL are sepa­ra­ted again by fil­te­ring equip­ment and the finis­hed orga­nic gin is bot­t­led in the colo­red stone­wa­re jugs. The distil­led bota­ni­cals of the orga­nic gin, i.e. the bota­ni­cals, were high­ligh­ted by the high vege­ta­ble fat con­cen­tra­ti­on of the OEL, enhan­cing the deve­lo­p­ment of their aro­mas.

The fla­vo­r­ed result cap­ti­va­tes the pala­te with rich notes of ripe­ned lemons, light aro­mas of ground rose­ma­ry and cori­an­der, and a natu­ral and all-round sweet­ness of mastihas and juni­per. This is accen­tua­ted by the resi­du­al crea­m­i­ness of the extrac­ted OEL.

Greek gin!?!

While the never-ending juni­per schnapps hys­te­ria con­ti­nues to take hold in Euro­pe, Greece still stubborn­ly reli­ed on the tried and tes­ted usu­al suspects ouzo and tsi­pou­ro. As is well known, the­re is no dis­pu­ting tas­te. Going up against the­se usu­al suspects takes cou­ra­ge. Geor­ge Cal­li­cou­nis, owner of the fami­ly-run Cal­li­cou­nis distil­le­ry in Kala­ma­ta for 168 years, has ple­nty of cou­ra­ge. He crea­ted and suc­cess­ful­ly mar­ke­ted the first gin from Greece with “Old Sport Gin”.

And this “Old Sport Gin” forms the basis of our orga­nic gin. The balan­ced use of:

  • Juni­per
  • Ange­li­ca roots 
  • Rose­ma­ry
  • Car­da­mom seeds 
  • Cin­na­mon sticks 
  • Nut­meg
  • Vio­let roots 
  • Lico­ri­ce roots 
  • Lemon zest
  • Bit­ter oran­ge zest 
  • Cori­an­der seeds and mastic make this orga­nic gin a spe­cial expe­ri­ence. Espe­cial­ly the mastic, a resin extrac­ted from the bark of the pist­achio tree, offers the OEL a won­der­ful working sur­face in the later flavouring.

How should I drink this orga­nic gin?

The grea­test homage is paid to the idea when the gin is enjoy­ed pure and without ice. In this way, all the gin’s for­ti­fied aro­mas can unfold. 
In deve­lo­ping this orga­nic gin, we pla­ced immense impor­t­ance on it being able to assert its­elf in every ima­gin­ab­le drink. An excel­lent gin and tonic can be pre­pa­red with the right tonic waters. If you don’t like tonic water, you can just as easi­ly pre­pa­re (or have pre­pa­red for you) a gin fizz, dry mar­ti­ni, or a gin basil smash.

When is a gin orga­nic and what makes a dry gin?

This is quick­ly exp­lai­ned: a dry gin is dry when the eli­mi­na­ti­on of added sugar was taken into account during distil­la­ti­on. The gin must also be distil­led with bota­ni­cals. In the ratio of bota­ni­cals among them­sel­ves, it should be noted that juni­per must have the lar­gest share. When all this has been taken into account, the gin cor­re­sponds to a Dry Gin.

To be allo­wed to call a gin orga­nic and to be able to mar­ket it accord­in­gly, abso­lute­ly all ingre­dients must be organic/​organic cer­ti­fied. Even the alco­hol used. Our OEL’s 3 Gin meets the­se cri­te­ria and is thus the first orga­nic cer­ti­fied Dry Gin with Greek roots.

Logo International Wine And Spirits Competition, Silver Award.

IWSC 2019

1x Sil­ver

The Spirits Business Competition, Gold Award

The Spi­rit Busi­ness 2019

1x Gold

Logo Craft Spirits Berlin Award, Bronze Award.

Craft Spi­rits Ber­lin 2020

1x Bron­ze