Ojo de Agua Gin

Dieter Meiers (Yello) new Gin project with Oliver Matter


Content: 0.5 Liter (€83.90* / 1 Liter)

Available, delivery time 1-3 days

Stock: 106
Product number: 1069
Product information "Ojo de Agua Gin"
DIETER MEIER, the originator of this exceptional gin, is a Swiss musician and conceptual artist, front man of the band Yello, known for the hit song song 'Oh Yeah' featured in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

It was a pleasant surprise for Oliver Matter last Autumn when Dieter Meier introduced himself on the phone. As a wine lover, Oliver had already been familiar with his wines - it wasn’t at all necessary for Meier to explain who he was and what he did.

For already a decade, Dieter Meier has been producing organic wines of outstanding quality at his vineyard and farm in Argentina. For his next important project, he wanted to create a Gin with Argentinian characteristics. Spirits expert Adrian Baumgartner advised Meier that Oliver Matter was THE man to talk to in Switzerland.

After only a few conversations,everybody agreed to this unique project, so Baumgartner, Meier and Matter started developing a formula containing not just basic Gin botanicals, but also lemons from Tucumán, Yerba Mate, Brandy distilled from Meiers own Malbec wine and eau de vie made from specially distilled blackberries from the Ojo de Agua Farm.

This special Dry Gin with Argentinian roots has been distilled with perfection in Kallnach, Switzerland and will be commercialized at the end of March 2015.

Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Yerba Mate, Angelica Root, Rosemary, Lavender and other additional botanicals. A ratio of 110 grams (almost 4 ounces) of select botanicals are added to the alambic for each liter of pure grain alcohol, macerated for a day, then distilled three times.

Particularities: This Gin also contains approximately 15% of Malbec grape Brandy made from Meiers' own powerful 'Puro' wine.

In addition, Oliver Matter has made a wonderful eau de vie from blackberries from Meiers' Ojo de Agua Farm, which is skillfully blended in, for the equivalent of 100 grams of blackberries per each liter of Gin.
Alcohol: 43% vol.
Lebensmittelunternehmer: Lion Spirits GmbH, Münstertälerstrasse 12, 79427 Eschbach
Net filling quantity: 500ml
Ursprungsland: Schweiz
Verkehrsbezeichnung: Gin
Oliver Matter

In 1928, Ernst Luginbühl-Bögli acquired the Italian bitter recipe for Martinazzi. The success story of the started with this product small distillery from Seeland. Already in 1934 one exported to UNITED STATES. Luginbühl landed the next coup in 1947 with the purchase of the farm Löhr, where he cultivated an old variety of plum that he used from then on Löhrpflümli called - the variety that is used throughout German-speaking today space for distilling liquor is added.

The second generation took over the distillery in the late 1950s and it was run by the granddaughter of the company founder (Elsbeth Luginbühl) until 1985 took over the fortunes. In 1996 the distillery moved from Aarberg to Kallnach around. In 2005 Oliver Matter took over the distillery with his wife Nicole. Around this time, absinthe was banned in Switzerland canceled. When Matter brought out his Kallnacher absinthe, excited he attracted the attention of ABSINTHE.DE and Liquers de France. In Cooperation with ABSINTHE.DE resulted in numerous, international excellent absinthes (Duplais, Brevans, Mansinthe etc.). 

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