Nordés, Spain’s fastest growing premium gin, wants to challenge habits of British drinkers
Nordés suggests its unique Atlantic Galician gin should not be restricted to aperitif. Nordés believes its gin’s herbal and highly aromatic flavour profile makes it the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes.
Named after the north-easterly wind, Nordés Atlantic Galician gin is produced in a small distillery close to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia’s capital in North Western Spain. White albariño grapes are distilled with selected botanicals. Verbena is paired with laurel, samphire and mellow sage, warmed up with a pinch of juniper, cardamom, ginger, hibiscus and black tea. This results in a gin with gastronomic notes of eucalyptus, laurel and mint and delicate flavours of white fruit.
If you don’t have traditional tapas to hand, Nordés suggests pairing a well-made gin and tonic (try serving it with fresh sage leaves) alongside a smoked salmon starter or spicy sausage. As a main, match the gin with Thai cuisine to bring out the lemon verbena notes. And for desert, why not pair it with a summer fruit sorbet and a sprig of mint to bring out the sweeter aromatics.
Soon, Nordés will have you asking: “Red, white or gin?”
Bory Saintoyant, Nordés Marketing Manager comments: “Unusually the soul of our gin comes from albariño grapes, we have then layered flavours and essences which form the foundations of Galician cuisine. Its highly aromatic and fresh taste means it makes an amazing pairing with traditional Galician tapas and savoury dishes from around the world. But, perhaps more surprisingly, it’s also a great match with desserts.”
For gin aficionados who believe a G&T can only be for aperitif, mix Nordés with tonic water over plenty of ice and add three white grapes as garnishes to bring out the flavours and nuances of the albariño.
Nordés gin (70 cl) ABV 40% – RRP £35 – is available nationwide and at Amazon and Master of Malts.