António Cuco, the man behind Sharish Gin, never stops. After Pêra Rocha do Oeste, in two litre bottles for the commemoration of its first anniversary, and Dark Sky, comes the new Sharish Laurinius, in a limited edition of 3883 bottles.
Maybe “new” isn’t the right word to describe Laurinius as it is a Gin that has been aged for a year in Oak Barrels where once lived the Aguardentes of the Lourinhã Cooperative Adega.
It was during a visit to the distillery by the managers of the Louriana Xo that the idea popped up of producing a Gin in partnership. The chosen base was Sharish Gin Original, but substituting “Esmolfe” Apples with Rocha Pears, and the addition of Bay Leaf, characteristic of the Lourinhã region. The Gin is then left to rest in the Oak Barrels for not less than a year, which gives it an amber colour, the distinctive mark of aged Gins, and softens the aromas, giving them warmer notes (we’ll let you know more once we’ve tasted it). No date has yet been announced for its launch, but it will likely be in March.