The history of Nordés, Galicia’s very own gin, began with a group of friends and a dish of octopus. Whilst enjoying this traditional Galician delicacy, a renowned sommelier and winner of the Nariz de Oro awards 2004, a Galician winemaker and a master distiller began to imagine a Galician gin which would be made using local ingredients and be truly different from other gins. After much trial and error, they finally found the perfect combination of ingredients, which captured the essence of Galicia, giving rise to what we now know as Nordés.
Nordés is the first Atlantic Galician Gin, a premium gin with a different flavour which is a breath of fresh air and is revolutionising the world of gin as we know it. Its fresh, aromatic yet well-balanced character make it a unique gin which truly stands out from the crowd. The inspiration for its distinctive white and blue bottle, with its unique design, comes from the the traditional porcelain products made by hand in Sargadelos, in Galicia. Nordés is named after the wind that heralds the arrival of fine weather in Galicia (Nordeste, North-East).
The albariño grape, native to Galicia, makes Nordés an exceptionally easy-to-drink gin. The fruity notes and smooth aroma of the grapes combine with a selection of carefully macerated botanicals to create an unparalleled gin. The result is a perfect fusion of Galician and world flavours. The botanicals used in Nordés are sage, bay leaf, lemon verbena, eucalyptus, peppermint, glasswort, ginger, cardamom, hibiscus, black tea and, of course, juniper. The exact amount of each one is added to achieve the subtle and well-balanced notes which give it its distinctive aroma.