On a unique estate in Andalusia (Spain), Belgian Paul Van den Heuvel launched his exceptional project in 2015. After experimenting with honey, fruit and spices, he created GauGin®, a much appreciated gin in two flavours: GauGin® I (orange) and GauGin® II (lemon). The idea for a gin came about only when he realised a honey beer was unsustainable due to the unreliable production of honey…
Besides oranges and lemons, the following plants are of great importance in the production of GauGin®: juniper, wild rosemary, wild thyme, lavender and wild sage. In total, there are 27 carefully selected herbs and sun-ripened fruits that grant Gaugin® its unique character and exquisite taste. GauGin® is distilled three times in small batches in a small craft distillery.
I’d rather put a traditional top product in an industrial bottle than an industrial gin in a top bottle.
An exquisite awarded gin
The Belgian blog Gin Ur Way quickly awarded GauGin® II the title of Best Belgian Gin and placed GauGin® I fourth, with a score of 93/100 and 91/100, respectively. A fine start, certainly when you realise that some established names could nowhere near match GauGin®’s rating. According to Gin Ur Way, GauGin® belongs to the world’s best gins.