STAFF PICK - Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is an aromatic take on the premium gin category by British Gin company Greenalls. Exotic opulence at its best! SO aromatic with notes of cardamom, cumin and turmeric, combined with subtle nuances of ginger, ground pepper and grapefruit. Serve dry with East Imperial Burma tonic, or to take a memorable ride on the orient express, East Imperial's Yuzu Tonic is Maharaja . - Martinborough Wine Merchants.
Opihr Gin is named after the legendary port from which King Solomon was said to receive a cargo of gold, silver, sandalwood, pearls, ivory, apes and peacocks every three years. While this may sound like the content of a hipster’s Anthropolgie shopping basket today, during days of yore such items were extremely exotic and would have only been garnered through mad and dangerous means.
The gin itself was designed with the equally exotic ancient spice route in mind – that which sailed from Indonesia to the United Kingdom via India, Turkey, Italy, Morocco and Spain. The route was treacherous indeed; the sea was wild, and so were the pirates that roamed it. The spices were in huge demand however and so the ships sailed…