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Xoriguer - the gin of Mahon (Menorca)


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Xoriguer - the gin of Mahon (Menorca)

Missy | | Sep 24, 2008 04:12 PM

I just returned from a trip to Spain-with a side-stay on the little island of Menorca. The first night I arrived at my agroturismo, I had a G&T at the ramshackle bar. The guy used Xoriguer gin, which he poured out of a corked, brown earthernware bottle with a picture of windmill on it.
I am no expert in liquor by any means-but this gin was SOOOOO good-my first imrpession was "Wow, this tastes like the snow Dad used to shake down on us off of the cedar trees back home in Virginia!"
I supposed it must have a strong flavor of juniper berries. At any rate, I bought a bottle home and I've been enjoying it almost every night since I got home. Sadly it's almost empty.
The website,, says it's distilled from wine alcohol.
I'm not qualified to make any other statements except I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I buy this is the US?? Or do I need to finagle another trip to Spain?

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