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The heritage of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is firmly rooted in the ancient Spice Route. Traditionally merchants would travel thousands of miles along the route, trading exotic spices and botanicals from distant lands.
Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is crafted with a selection of exotic hand-picked botanicals, carefully chosen by Opihr’s Master Distiller, including spicy Cubeb berries from Indonesia, Black Pepper from India and Coriander from Morocco.
The botanicals in Opihr Gin make the journey to their final destination, the oldest distillery in England, where quality gin has been traditionally distilled, using the same London Dry Gin method, since 1761. Here the botanicals are married with fine English spirit to produce an exotic oriental spiced gin.
This intense, exotic spiced gin exudes the character of the Orient, incorporating hand-picked botanicals from along the Ancient Spice Route.
Aroma: A rich and robust gin with a smooth perfume and sharp bursts of citrus. Key notes of cumin and cardamom provide a warm, earthy background balanced with grapefruit peel.
Taste: Soft camphor, some sweetness and Oriental spices create a warm mouth feel that lingers but does not increase intensity.
An essential part of the holy trinity of gin. Angelica root gives OPIHR Gin finely balanced bitter and earthy notes. The Spice Route leads along many unexpected places.
When you open a bottle of Opihr Gin, the first note that will hit your nose is sweet and fragrant cardamom; a real stand-out botanical in our gin.
The heat from the ginger botanical adds sharp spice notes with hints of Oriental sweetness. Opihr is therefore also perfectly paired with ginger ale.
Provides peppery finish on the tongue. Tellicherry comes from grafted Malabar plants grown on Mount Tellicherry on the Malabar Coast in in the state of Kerala.
OPIHR would not be a gin without this core ingredient. Hand-picked in Italy, it provides the basis for our herbal and refreshing spiced gin.
The spicy Cubeb came to Europe via India through trade in Arabia. Provides an aromatic pepperiness and camphor notes that sing in harmony with the juniper.
Along with juniper and angelica, coriander builds the holy trinity of gin and contributes to OPIHR’s distinct flavour profile and explosion of flavours.
Sweet and bitter orange peel ripened by the Spanish sun creates a flavour balance that works perfectly with all our other hand-selected herbs and spices.
Nothing reminds us more of the Orient than the flavour of cumin. The Ancient Spice Route leads through Turkey which is a trading port connection East and West. It does not get much more OPIHR than that.
Sharp bursts of citrus from the grapefruit peel make our OPIHR Gin so well-balanced and complement its spicy and herbal notes.
OPIHR spiced gin is inspired by a love of travel and discovery, so in celebration of this we introduce The OPIHR Drinks Atlas; a curation of OPIHR cocktails, each designed to celebrate one of our ten botanicals and the location from which we source them along the Ancient Spice Route.
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