Xoriguer (pronounced sho-ri-gair) is similar today as it at all times has been.
It is the results of distillation in traditional copper stills, the use of Top quality wine alcohol and carefully selected juniper berries, which come from the neighbouring Mediterranean mountains, along side aromatic herbs. These herbs are the jealousy guarded “secret” of the liquor’s original bouquet. Only the heirs of family know the identity and proportion of this valuable ingredient, which is added at the back of closed doors and without witnesses, at the start of each distilling. The respect for tradition is such that the fuel still used today in the distillation is wood.
The distillation begins when the vapours which are produced in the still’s boiler circulate through copper pipes until they reach a coil, where they condense, forming a precious liquid that drips into jars.
An expert tastes the liquid at intervals to decide the pecise moment when the distillation is complete. Once this is accomplished the gin is stored in large oak barrels, where it retains unchanging its colour, flavour and aroma, until in the end it is bottled.
Xoriguer, thanks to its unique character and to its distillation from natural products, is free of any unwanted additives which could impair its preservation or spoil any more or less cocktail or mixed drink.
Top quality wine alcohol and carefully selected juniper berries
Distillation in traditional copper stills
An expert tastes the liquid at intervals