• Merinda Di Rita

Italian Gin - a twist for gin lovers

Despite popular belief that the origins of gin lie in Holland, it is Italy that can lay claim to this most delicious spirit. Along Italy’s Salerno Coast in 1050 AD, Monks blended locally foraged juniper (“ginepro”, in Italian) with spirit in the Monastery kitchens to create what we now know as Gin. 

Malfy Gin is distilled in a family run distillery in Moncalieri, Italy by the Vergnano family. Although the spirit is infused with Italian Juniper and five other botanicals it is the infusion of the famous Italian Coastal lemons, including some from the Amalfi Coast, that give Malfy Gin it’s unusually fresh and zesty aroma and palate distinguishing it from other traditional, juniper-heavy gins. Being this delightful twist on gin is crafted from lemons near Amalfi—hence the name – it’s not a surprise that Malfy tastes like a gin morphing into a limoncello. Take a break from your lime, as this works brilliantly in a gin & tonic with a good squeeze of fresh lemon.  

Visit DiRita’s for a taste! 

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