A London Dry Gin in the heart of Tuscany
A passion for Tuscany and a passion for good Gin. These two concepts might seem to have nothing in common to those who are not experts in this particular spirit, because few people know that the very best juniper in the world, used in fact to produce many high quality Gins, actually comes from Tuscany. Here, in Teccognano, near Cortona in the province of Arezzo, the Sabatinis, a family deeply attached to this corner of the world, have decided to strengthen this bond by making their Gin even more Tuscan. They have done this by not only using fine Tuscan juniper, but also a whole series of other botanicals, grown mainly on the family’s own land and in the surrounding area, creating an excellent London Dry Gin that embodies the scents and images of the Tuscan hills.
An act of love for their homeland and the result of the dedication of the Sabatini family: Enrico, Filippo, Niccolò and Ugo. When Teccognano S.r.l. was incorporated in 2015, the family set about turning this dream into reality. In constant pursuit of excellence, they contacted Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers, one of the leading experts in the sector and heir to eleven generations of London distillers, and relied also on the advice of Alessandro Palazzi, manager of one of the most renowned cocktail bars in London.
Maxwell, in collaboration with the Sabatini family supervised the choice and combination of botanicals, creating a recipe which complies with the sacred rules of traditional English distillation but also offers a sensorial experience that transports one to Tuscany with the very first sip.
And so Sabatini Gin is not only a high quality product, but the fruit of a perfect union of tastes, aromas, emotions and history - the history of the Sabatini family, who created and nurtured it with passion and professionalism. In the end, the concept is easy to understand: Sabatini Gin is simply a new episode in the important historical and cultural bond that links Tuscany with England.
Nine botanicals for a special Gin
An excellent Gin requires constant testing, a careful combination of flavours and choice of various home-grown botanicals, elements that Alessandro Palazzi, legendary manager of a famous London cocktail bar, helped to achieve with his experience.
There are precisely nine Tuscan botanicals in Sabatini Gin: juniper, coriander, iris, fennel, lavender, olive leaves, thyme, verbena and sage. The goal is to create a traditional London Dry Gin uniquely expressing the inimitable scent of Tuscany and its hillsides.
- Wild fennel
- Olive leaves
- Lemon verbena