The balance of Gin Mare’s traditional ingredients, together with Arbequina olives, basil, thyme and rosemary, combine to create an aromatic profile that is remarkably different to other gins. These extra aromatic components deliver the added benefit of allowing you to pair the gin with a wider range of foods and ingredients than other gins. Gin Mare is characterized in large part, its spiciness, its aromatic herbs and citrus notes. Although it is commonly associated with clove, aromatic compounds such as eugenol are also present in other ingredients such as basil or orange peel. Botanicals such as rosemary, lend Gin Mare a woody scent known as pinenes, which is a key odorant also found in juniper berries, the primary ingredient for most gins. Juniper berries contain another herbal, aromatic note known as beta-myrcene, which is also present in basil and thyme. Italian sweet basil imparts certain anisic, balsamic (cinnamon-like) and camphor-like aromatic notes to our gin. These three notes are present in varying degrees across all varieties of basil. Whereas Thai basil contains more anise odorants, African blue basil has more camphor odorants, and cinnamon basil, as its name suggests, has more cinnamon odorants. Lastly, the small, black Arbequina olives impart a distinctive savory element, rounding out its fruity, herbal notes with their fragrant green grassy, tomato-like aroma.