Ultimate Beverage Challenge 85 points - Wild and complex aromas of bergamot, sea breeze, pine needle, sweet spice, and white pepper. Spirit-forward on the palate with mint, black tea, cinnamon, and dried lemon peel flavors anchored by a mineral core. Finishes dry with pepper, flowers, and minerals. (Apr 2016)
Although most of the botanicals used to make this come from Misiones, Argentina, the gin itself is made in Mendoza. The botanicals include peppermint, eucalyptus, pink grapefruit skin and yerba mate, which is used to make a popular drink in South America and captures the spirit of Argentina rather well indeed. One of the first premium gins from Argentina, and a tasty one at that.
|When the spanish colonised what today is Argentina they brought the jesuits to assist on the evangelisation of the local tribes. The jesuits learnt from the guarani tribes the use of the mate leaf and started the first formal plantations. The town of Apostoles in Misiones was the first plantation and is today the national capital of Yerba Mate in Argentina.
It’s original name is longer:
Principe de los Apostoles
We wanted to honour our land and our Yerba Mate.
We couldn’t find a better way.