Opihr

England

Like those explorers of old, they too have ventured far – to seek out the exotic spices and botanicals to create Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin. Opihr, pronounced: o-peer. The name itself hints at an exotic world lost in time, a place of treasure and wonder. To venture across this landscape is as much step into the unknown as any road trip or lost weekend. It’s a journey along the Spice Route that leads to Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin. They begin our quest on a small Malaysian island in search of the mysterious and darkly piquant cubeb peppers. In India’s south-east coast in Malabar they find the earthly paradise of Kerala. Here they gather fragrant cardamom and Tellicherry black peppers, the worlds finest – also known as the King of Spices or Black Gold. They make the long sea journey from India to Turkey for its earthy, spicy cumin seeds – and the distinctive nutty peppery note they bring to Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin. They next set sail for far Morocco – and the fresh, zesty note that its famous coriander lends our gin. They pause to load Spanish oranges, prized for the fragrance of their peel and the balancing sweetness this lends the spices. They give us their oranges, we give them something even better: gin. Yes, Spain is now Europe’s largest premium gin market by some way – and growing. Next and final stop: England. Here we are – home sweet, fragrant, peppery, zesty home. After their long journey, their precious freight has landed. Here at England’s oldest gin distillery, their Master Distiller adds the exotic spices and botanicals they have gathered to the copper pot still and creates Opihr, a unique gin with citrus notes balanced with earthy aromatics and warm, soft spices. Welcome to journey’s end.

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