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Old Duff – Real Dutch Genever

With Gin, as with fashion, evolution happens in cycles, from looking back in time to recreate, in a process where reinvention is more in evidence than pure invention. 
With the resurgence of cocktailery, comes further demand for new spirits to add to the mix, and by new spirits we might mean drinks that aren’t easy for us to get our hands on. 
It was in response to this demand that Philip Duff created his Old Duff - Real Dutch Genever. Having been connected to Lucas Bols for a long time, one of the oldest distilleries in the world and known for Bols Genebra, Philip became first a fan of the brand, and then the brand’s ambassador. In an already long career, that of a bartender evolving into consultant, Philip always carries a bottle of Bols Genebra wherever he goes. The reactions he has received and the passion that he has felt from people   brought him realize that a product like the Bols Genebra had to return to the limelight and to the bar. 
It is with this pragmatic, but at the same time passionate, spirit that Philip Duff launches his Real Dutch Genever, seeking to respond to the growing demand, but with passion and almost total submission to this great distillation. 
With the maxim of “It's better to mean everything to somebody than something to everyone”, the brand will be launched from city to city. Thus, the distribution of the first 12,000 bottles began in September this year in New York City. There is expected to be launched in London for 2018.

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Real Gin

A full house at Gin Lovers Príncipe Real for the launch of yet another Portuguese star.
It was a beautiful, hot afternoon in 2015 in Santo Isidro de Pegões… 
It could be a promising first line to a novel, and it was. A love story.
Luís Fava and his wife, Alexandra Fava, her brother Jacinto Policarpo and his wife Raquel, did what any family united in friendship would do on one of those hot punishing afternoons of the summer, on the plains between Arrábida and the Tagus,… they drank Gin! 
“Let’s drink gin”, said Luís. His brother-in-law agreed “ok, I’ll go one further”, adding a providential “let’s make some gin”. The week that followed saw the first tests. Recipe after recipe, experiment after experiment and, in 2016, Real Gin was born. 
Known the world over for the excellence of their wines, Pegões has the infrastructure for the production of high quality aguardente: “Our still is a traditional Portuguese still, with a perfect format for distilling aguardente and now gin. We hope that, now, Pegões will be put on the map for its gins, too”, smiled Luís, the ex-irrigation systems salesman who now dedicates 100% of his time and soul into to this project.
Orange, lemon and physalis are the citruses. Also, lemon balm, cinnamon, allspice, pink pepper, coriander seed, ginger, vanilla and fresh peaches are infused individually, for as long as the producers think ideal, then distilled in pure alcohol of 96%, which has been produced with Portuguese rice (80%) and maize (20%), in a triple distillation, making an exceptionally high quality spirit. They are then stored in a “flavour warehouse” to be later on introduced into the careful distillation of the gin, a distillation which never goes above 75ºC. 
“That was our objective, to fill a gap that we felt existed in the Portuguese market for premium gins, with a different product that pleases the palate of the more demanding consumer. It is a mixture of flavours that we believe makes Real Gin as transversal as it is unique”, he explains. 
Are they betting on abroad? Of course! Real Gin is already in Luxembourg, Spain and, surprisingly (or not) the UK. Not so much Brexit when there is quality involved.
The first bottles are in exclusive sale on our online store.

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Beefeater Crown Jewel

Beefeater Crown Jewel was presented to a gathering of bartenders and friends, at Gin Lovers Principe Real.
Despite being a novelty in Portugal, Beefeater Crown Jewel is actually a re-edition of the Crown Jewel launched by Beefeater in 1993. In effect, it would have been the first premium Gin, on a par with Bombay Sapphire, at the time, both aimed at the duty free market.
This “new” Crown Jewel remains faithful to the original recipe, an evolution from Beefeater Dry Gin .
To the nine botanicals in Beefeater Dry Gin have been added grapefruit, and diluted has been reduced so that Crown Jewel, with 50%vol, has a significantly higher alcohol content than Beefeater Dry Gin.
Since it is an evolution of the original Beefeater recipe, Crown Jewel is simultaneously the base for the making of Beefeater 24, the Gin which came to substitute it in 2009. To the ten botanicals used in Crown Jewel, Desmond Payne added two new ones: Japanese Sencha tea and Chinese green tea.
The new bottle, similar to the other bottles of the English brand, is inspired by the Tower of London, seeking to invoke the old legend that the monarchy will fall if the Ravens ever leave the Tower. Thus the figure of a Raven landing on the royal orb that is the O in Crown has centre stage on the label. On the sides of the bottle are inscribed the names of eight Ravens that inhabit the Tower of London. Despite a few alterations, the bottle is similar to the one that was discontinued in 2009, but its purple glass makes it very different to the original clear bottle.
One last thing to mention is that Crown Jewel is a limited edition - the batch number for each bottle is found on the back label.
It is available in Gin Lovers online shop.

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Gin Lovers hosts the official launch of Amicis Gin

Amicis (friends, amigos) from the very heart of Portugal, Coimbra, between the sierras Açor and Sicó.
It’s from there that come the 14 botanicals, a “sensory memory book from where I grew up” says Paulo Pereira, 38, a tutor at Portugal Tourism College Douro-Lamego and creator of the latest Portuguese Gin, during its official presentation.
The space chosen was the atrium of Gin Lovers Príncipe Real, which only just managed to welcome all the visiting enthusiasts. The presence of the the three “dragons”, Miguel Ribeiro Ferreira, Isabel Neves and Marco Galinha, who support the project, was a reminder that Amicis already existed, after two years of tests, when it was presented to the dragons on the Portuguese version of Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank in March 2016. “I had to buy him a suit,” joked Marco Galinha, meaning that the bet has paid off. Thus a 100% Portuguese, 100% original Gin was born, with a different aroma that deserves to be first tasted with plain water. Single distillations of Gorse flowers, walnut, honey, citrus fruits from the orchards of Coimbra, Mastruz and nine other botanicals make Amicis one of the most aromatic and distinctive Gins, with enough potential to reach the international premium market. The first signs of that happening are already appearing. Amicis is available at Gin Lovers Online Shop.

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Gin Lovers Magazine VII

It is already available the new Gin Lovers Magazine. For the first time in English. 
Take a look to our trip to Europe of Gin by stories and distilleries of the gins London Nº1, G'Vine, Ferdinand's Saar, Sylvius Gin, Hendrick's and Martin Miller's in six countries and different cities.

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World’s Gin Day

Gin lovers of the world rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its eight year on Saturday 11 June 2016.
Founded by Neil Houston, aka YetAnotherGin in 2009, what started off as a day to bring his friends together to drink gin has grown into a global celebration, organised today by Gin Monkey.
The idea is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to drink some gin, whether it’s in a cocktail or Gin & Tonic. You can check every World’s Gin Day event here.

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Gin Lovers Magazine VII - Digital Version

The Spring issue of Gin Lovers Magazine is finally out! It is the first bilingual portuguese-english edition of the only Gin magazine in the world.
Our Spring edition is a celebration of the best Gin in Europe. We travelled from Portugal to the distilleries of London Nº 1, G’Vine, Ferdinand’s Saar, Sylvius Gin, Hendrick’s e Martin Miller’s in six different cities and countries in Europe.
In this edition the reader can also find profiles on the bartender Diego Cabrera, the artist Mário Belém, the fashionist Eduarda Abbondanza, and the chef from restaurant Less in Gin Lovers Príncipe Real, Miguel Castro Silva.
Also features about the team behind Blood’n’Guts food festival, the young baristas from Gin Lovers Príncipe Real and a special visit to the best brunch in Lisbon, located in Four Seasons Ritz hotel.
The lovely magazine cover illustration is a fine work of our in-house artist, Ana Gil.

Note: Gin Lovers Magazine will be available in your client area "My account / Magazines", after the purchasing process is completed.

 

 

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The Lisbon Cocktail Week

Cocktails of the world, unite. Because our time is coming! More than 40 bars and restaurants from Lisbon will participate in the first edition of the Lisbon Cocktail Week to be held from the 22nd of April to 1st of May, 2016. The event will be a ten day celebration of the cocktail (and not only gin cocktails) with a map of the best places in Lisbon, including the Gin Lovers Príncipe Real. During the Lisbon Cocktail Week you will be able to try drinks of each bar and restaurant and see the election of the Best Lisbon Cocktail. There will also be a happy hour - Cocktail Moment - where you pay 1 for 2 from 6 to 11pm. Cocktail Week Coming to Lisbon for the first time, the ten-day event is organized by Mario Batista with the help from Paulo Amado, Edições do Gosto, and has the support of brands like Compal, Veggie, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, PrimeDrinks and Schweppes. The sparkling water Água das Pedras is the official product and Vinhos do Douro and Porto are the institutional partners. "This is the ideal time for Lisbon to receive an event that is already a reference in other cities such as Paris and London. It is a unique opportunity to discover the best cocktails and celebrate the city in all its splendor", explains Mario Batista, the organizer.

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1495 - the Oldest Gin in the World

Jean-Sebastien Robicquet’s Eurowinegate (EWG) - the G'Vine creator from France - invited international journalists for the official presentation in London of the oldest Gin recipe in the world. Gin Lovers was there.
The 1495 Gin was created from a formula discovered by spirits historian Philip Duff in Holland. It replicates Gin’s original recipe from 1495 (Verbatim) in two versions entitled Verbatim and interpretatio. The respective modernization (Interpretatio) already includes a citrus aftertaste but still does not have sugar. We are talking about a non-medicinal Gin that anticipates the spice route discovery, the rise of sugar in Europe and even the production of the first Geneva (the beginning of Gin).
The 1495 will not be sold commercially because of historical reasons. In an exclusive interview with Gin Lovers Magazine (Volume V), Robicquet confirms that the EWG’s project is a kind of legacy that does not belong exclusively to the maison Villevert G'Vine. This is more the result of the initiative of a heterogeneous group of international experts. Initially, the 1495 will be given to museums and offered to some of the most significant brands in the sector (including competition). The best is that you can see it live at Gin Lovers Principe Real (Praça do Príncipe Real 26 - Embaixada Concept Store, Lisbon).
At a later stage, it may be sold or auctioned. For now, the EWG only produced 100 boxes. So the limit is still not heaven.

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Gin, Food & Hendrick's - Jantar Gínico Gin Lovers!

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Welcome 2016

On the 31st of December night, Gin Lovers and chef Miguel Laffan from the Less restaurant - inside the Gin Lovers Principe Real space - will combine forces to bring you the best Welcome 2016 party. The New Year's Eve night at the Embaixada starts at 8pm with a six-course tasting menu including pairings with Gin and wine. At the end of the night, just before midnight, the Gin Lovers Principe Real doors open to receive the "Party Ten to Midnight" by Tanqueray Ten/Gin Lovers. Welcome 2016 with Gin.

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Gin Lovers & Less Restaurant

We want a bar that is not just a bar, a restaurant that is not just a restaurant, a shop that is not just a shop. We want Gin Lovers Príncipe Real to be a venue that shapes itself to the day and the night and, more importantly, to the people who will make it happen... you. Our signature Gin Store Food & leaves a space for your imagination to fill. There will always be something to be completed by whatever you want to bring.

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The Gin Lovers Príncipe Real project is the result of Gin Lovers dream of creating a space 100% dedicated to Gin in the centre of Lisbon. It will be a signature venue in Portugal and unites all of Gin Lovers activities in one location - the Gin, the bar, the shop, the restaurant and the lifestyle.

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The bar at Gin Lovers Príncipe Real will essentially, of course, be a Gin Bar, its list lovingly created by the Gin Lovers team, in which the big names in Portuguese and international gin will make for a selection of the best Gin and tonics and Gin cocktails of the world. The team will be available every day to suggest the Gin best suited to your tastes and alternatives for those looking for new discoveries and flavours, with or without alcohol. Schweppes, Gin Lovers Partner in this exciting new venture, will provide a constant supply of their range of mixers.

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Gin Lovers Príncipe Real will now become the main Gin shop in Lisbon. You will find all the Gin Lovers merchandise, from glasses, kits, barware and the new collection of Gin Lovers Botanicals, not forgetting our Gin Lovers Workshops and Experiences, books, our magazine - Gin Lovers Magazine, tonics and, of course, Gin.

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The cookery at Gin Lovers Príncipe Real will reflect our objective of working with the best quality Portuguese produce and the best Portuguese chefs to find interesting and delicious experiences and find new ways to pair cuisine with Gin.

Contact
Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa - Embaixada Concept Store
Tel.: +351 213 471 341