Described as the “Spirit of the Italian Riviera”, O’ndina Gin is distilled using spring water from the Alps and nineteen botanicals, including juniper from the Apennine Mountains, Grande Verde di Genova basil from Liguria, lemons and oranges from Southern Italy, orris root from Tuscany, liquorice from Calabria, and sage, marjoram, thyme and fennel from Piemonte and its neighbours.
On the nose juniper blends with green herbs, citrus and spice effortlessly. It’s a seductive aroma, subtle yet flirty, with images of Italy planted firmly in mind prior to the first sip.
To taste oily juniper takes control, with basil and a beautiful bouquet of Italian herbs making themselves known. Orange, lemon and pepper provide balance. To finish, the citrus and spice begin subside to leave you with fresh basil in all its glory. Surprisingly, the gin is actually quite creamy in texture, which only adds to the charm.
Bottle Size: 70
Botanicals: Juniper, Lemon, Orange, Basil, Orris Root, Liquorice, Sage, Marjoram, Thyme and Fennel
Remember that holiday on the Italian Riviera? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to go? O’ndinia Gin is sure to take you there and back!
The flavour journey is the equivalent of riding a Vespa down beautiful coastal Italian roads, there’s lots of turns, but they are all massively enjoyable. We also love that each element, whether that by savoury, citrus or spice, has layers to it for complexity.
As a serve we opted for Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and a garnish of fresh basil to highlight the existing flavour.