We’ve ventured a bit further afield for this month’s gin; Malfy con Limone!
We were introduced to this when we (very kindly) received a bottle as a ‘thank you’ for a referral from a fellow member of The Business Network.
Malfy gins are distilled in Italy (some claim Italy is the birthplace of gin – although Holland have also staked the same claim) by the Vergnano family. They describe their product as “the perfect gin moment: sitting on a sunny terrace, enjoying the view, “Dolce far niente”, the sweet art of doing nothing…” – which sounds pretty delightful to us!
Unlike many of the craft gins that we’ve featured in previous newsletters (which have come from relatively young, UK-based companies), Malfy was established in 1906. Their distillery is in Moncalieri, just outside the city of Torino – An area famed for its production of fine wines and spirits.
The gin is distilled with Italian juniper and five other botanicals including coriander, angelica and cassia bark. The lemons are coastal grown – some from Amalfi and some from Sicily.
The gin smells fresh and zesty, and has a refreshing, delicious taste. As usual, we love this gin with a good quality tonic, a slice of lemon and plenty of ice. It’s also great in a Martini…or, if you want to go super-citrusy, the Malfy website offers the following recipe for an ‘Italian 75’ cocktail:
MIX 1 PART MALFY CON LIMONE WITH 2 PARTS PROSECCO
ADD A SPLASH OF (SORRENTO) LIMONCELLO
SERVE IN A PROSECCO FLUTE – GARNISH WITH AN (ITALIAN) LEMON TWIST.
Our verdict: We love citrus gins – and this one does not disappoint.
Disclaimer… we are not affiliated with Malfy gins and have written this review as very keen – but by no means professional/official – gin tasters!
Credit: some of the information for this article was taken from the Malfy website: www.malfygin.com