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With so many spirits brands to choose from, how do you select the ones that will go on your shelves? Worry not! Here we have rounded off the top 7 spirits brands from Spain which were directly tasted and assessed by leading bartenders and spirits buyers at the USA Spirits Ratings. Don’t forget to mention your favourite.
Wishing to reflect the family's long-established reputation as millers, Sr. Miguel Pons Justo named the gin after the emblem of his family's centuries-old milling business: Xoriguer, the old windmill, built-in 1784, in which many generations of the Pons family had converted bushels of wheat to flour.
Over time, Xoriguer gin became more than merely a local curiosity and gained ever-widening recognition for its unique flavour and distinctive bottle.
These attributes, and its characteristic Mediterranean flavour, eventually resulted in Xoriguer being one of the few gins to be recognised throughout the EU as a local specialty with a geographic designation of origin, Mahon-Menorca.
Xoriguer is still a family business, and the Pons family aims to introduce the distinctive appeal of its gin to a wider circle of gin connoisseurs.
Tasting notes: First aromas of fresh citrus and juniper with a touch of lavender floral note as well. A slight saltiness in this spirit. Balanced and herbal.
This is the story of some “crazy” friends who wanted to know and update the possibilities of this mountainous area in Liebana council, surrounded by the Picos de Europa, whose ancient winemaking tradition had been lost.
One thing led to another and with the passage of time they were completely involved, founding the Company called Compañía Lebaniega de vinos y licores S.L. known by their trademark Picos de Cabariezo.
A pioneer winery and distillery set in Cantabria that has managed to contribute to the growth and recovery of these mountain vines, with a unique microclimate and terroir and a personality in the wines that they love.
Tasting notes: Bright citrus notes with a more herbal note.Complex and well-balanced.
Produced by Alvisa USA, here are the tasting notes given by the judging panel of USA Spirits Ratings— Botanical aroma. Light, but elegant. Sweet like honey, but it has a medicinal aftertaste.
Produced by Pablo D Victoria S.L., here are the tasting notes given by the judging panel of USA Spirits Ratings: Pleasant floral notes with ruby red grapefruit aromas. An at-home staple!
Produced by Alvisa USA, here are the tasting notes given by the judging panel of USA Spirits Ratings: Toasted seeds, ripe banana, vanilla ice cream, baked pear, caramel aromas. Subtle flavors of sour cream and toasted brazil nut.
Produced by Compañia Lebaniega de Vinos y Licores, here are the tasting notes given by the judging panel of USA Spirits Ratings— Notes of milk chocolate, red fingerling potatoes and spiced almonds. Notes of honey and creaminess on the palate.
Produced by Alvisa USA, here are the tasting notes given by the judging panel of USA Spirits Ratings: Flavors of butterscotch, caramel, vanilla bean, and cloves. Fruit-forward with stewed peach, bing cherry, butter pecan on the palate.