Not to be mistaken for a sloe gin, Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin possesses a distinct spicy profile due to its bold selection of nine botanicals including cinchona, and cinnamon. Firm and dry on the palate, Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin integrates well with traditional cocktail modifiers without becoming overly sweet or cloying. The kirsch like fruitiness derived from the addition of fermented marasca cherry juice is unmistakably Luxardo.
Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin is a balanced infusion of Luxardo’s traditional dry gin distillate containing nine exotic botanicals, including iris, licorice, cinnamon and cinchona with its proprietary marasca cherry juice. The botanicals are left in alcoholic infusion for twenty-four hours in traditional copper pot stills before distillation. After resting for a total of nineteen days in stainless steel tanks, the distillate is infused with Luxardo Marasca cherry juice, before being filtered and slightly sweetened.
The Luxardo family has been producing Juniper based distillate since 1833. Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin is the revival of the families “Ginepro di Dalmazia” gin recipe dating back to the 1900’s. The addition of bold botanicals such as cinnamon, cinchona bark, and bitter orange peel results in a bright, rich, and sour taste that retains the strong juniper and spice notes of the gin distillate. Deep red in color, Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin possesses the distinct aroma of the Marasca cherry with a firm juniper backbone. Each bottle is outfitted with an artisanal label designed to reflect 19th century Italy, further celebrating the family’s history.
- SILVER MEDAL | San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020
- SILVER MEDAL | New York International Spirits Competition 2019
- SILVER MEDAL | Bartender Spirits Awards 2019