As well as an ever-growing choice of Mallorca-made gins, gin-related events are also springing up around the island. And one such experience has been launched by the Mallorca Gin Distillery in Palma, offering groups guided interactive ‘workshops’ to learn, taste, and even make their own version of the beguiling spirit.
So it was a perfect opportunity for us, the abcMallorca team, to go for a post-work drink with a difference.
The Mallorca Gin Distillery HQ is a smart and simple industrial-chic space just off Palma’s Carrer de la Indústria (near Santa Catalina), founded by young Brits Ross and Steve. But it’s ‘Cocktail’ Kate who greets arrivals with a charming Scouse twang and directs proceedings. Her effervescent energy and enthusiasm is infectious, as we are all presented with the first of four cocktails – a classic G&T, naturally.
“Professional service, informative presentation, delicious cocktails… and Kate’s passion was an extra touch I really loved!” Dorina, Project Coordinator.
The group settled, Kate jumps straight in with a gin-based education: what is it, what goes in it, and its rich and intoxicating history. It’s then to the tasting, we learn about legs, and spice, and how – like whisky – adding a little water really brings out the complexity of flavours.
“I always thought that I didn’t like gin, but actually quite the opposite, at least served just with a splash of water.” Stefan, Graphic Designer
Much enlightened and – two cocktails in – we were split into teams and ushered back to the mezzanine area. At least a dozen mini-stills lined long tables while shelves held rows of botanicals like lab specimens. It was our mission to mix up the perfect ingredients to create our very own gin – with Kate’s guidance ensuring we don’t create anything undrinkable.
You can then also choose to actually distil, seal, and label your own gin on site (we chose for the result of our concoctions to be sent on to the office).
It was an informative, original, and fun way to learn more about gin, as well as a great opportunity for the team to spend some quality time together away from our desks!
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