OUR PROCESS

Using 11 fresh botanicals & distilled to perfection

Our master distiller has crafted our very complex and different gin. Aczu is made with a cereal alcohol base and 6 distillations of the highest quality, along with its eleven selected botanicals – always fresh for each production. We wanted to be faithful to the culture of the area, which is why we have chosen botanicals that local people have used for decades in their cuisine, drinks, and more.

Once the botanicals have been freshly selected, we add them to the alcohol and proceed to macerate for at least 5 days. This allows the alcohol and botanicals to merge by extracting all the essential oils from the botanicals. When we finish the maceration process, we move on to distillation. This is done the traditional way, in a copper alembic.

After the distillation is complete, we hydrate our gin to get it to the appropriate alcohol content. Once hydrated, we transfer it to our steel tanks and let it mature for 5 months. As a result, we have a London Dry Gin where juniper loses its leading role and yields it to the citrus and spices notes of our gin.

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TASTE PROFILE INFLUENCES

Beyond the botanicals

THE ESSENCE OF OUR WATER

One of the key elements in the complexity of our gin is the water we use for its manufacture. The water is extracted from the farm where our distillery is located. Although it is treated and purified by osmosis, it is still unique. Our water retains the essence of the sea and all the surrounding agricultural lands because it comes from underground.

THE LOCATION OF THE DISTILLERY

Our distillery is located in Chipiona, a town that is known for its Muscat wine. The land of Chipiona is perfect for growing the Moscatel grape, from which Muscat is made. Another beneficiary of this fertile land are the fruits and vegetables. Since our distillery is located on a farm surrounded by vineyards and crops, this influences the manufacturing of our gin. As we let our gin rest in steel tanks for 5 months to oxygenate, the surrounding environment of our farm helps develop its character by modifying its flavor and aroma , softening it and making the botanicals, alcohol and water come together in perfect harmony.

THE WEATHER

We are in an area where the climate is hot and humid which makes the temperature more stable. This positively effects the maceration of Aczu Gin because all the essential oils of the botanicals are extracted in a natural process. The climate also influences the maturation of the botanicals, allowing the ripening to occur very slowly and naturally, without major changes in temperature, so that our productions are consistent regardless of the time of year.

NOSE

The spices provide an aroma both warm and sweet along with the freshness of citrus to the nose.

MOUTH

At first, an explosion of flavor appears from the spices and then expands throughout the mouth, reaching every corner. This is followed by a lingering citrusy freshness.

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