Manuel Barrientos, a Spanish sommelier, launched Gin Sea back in 2012, wanting to produce a gin that truly represented Spain, specifically, Galicia.
Distilling at Manuel Acha, one of the oldest distilleries in the Basque country and in Europe, Gin Sea uses an old Hervé & Moulin pot still which has been active since 1890.
Five times distilled, Gin Sea has gentle, sweet citrus and earthy juniper on the nose, as well as a hint of lavender and a little spice. The juniper is mellowed on the palate and the sweetness more pronounced with candied ginger and chamomile making a rather pleasant appearance. Gin sea has a rather herbal, aromatic finish with noticeable thyme-flavour that balances this gin beautifully.