Txanton Torre Wine & Olive Oil co., Inc.
The First Acorn Gin Feature
Updated: Mar 15, 2022
The creativity of Txanton 150 Acorns Gin has been recognized in Spain. Last Saturday, July 4, 2021 the popular monthly business magazine edition from Expansion newspaper, published an article about the magic and history of Txanton 150 Acorns Gin.
In collaboration with Castro y González and Oro del Desierto , an acorn nut and Arbequina EVOO based gin was born. The first of its kind - Txanton 150 Acorns Gin.
Read the Translated Article Below:
FIRST ACORN GIN
by CRISTINA GALAFATE
The ideal “perfect serve” of the Txanton acorn-fed gin, says Besay González, is “a pairing with a board of jamon Iberico, cold cuts and a great variety of cheeses”. Price: P3,895, 750 ml.
In the world of gin and tonic there are two sides. One side are the purists, clinging to a juniper base and the classic tonic. The other are the innovators, who do not have fear of experimenting with new botanicals and risky combinations. Here, comes a bottle that gets the perfect culmination between the Spanish flagship ingredients. "There are thousands of labels in the market, but not that many like this”, Besay González (Palma de Mallorca, September 15, 1982), the CEO of Txanton, the company who launched this innovative spirit. It is the first acorn gin on the market, made in collaboration with Castro y González, with a very subtle touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. "Easy to drink from the first sip. Juniper predominates, stands out like in all gin, yet it is not that dry and very well balanced. It has a slight nuttiness thanks to the acorn nut. It is complex but character is not overwhelming so it makes it easy to pair with any fine food.” he describes.
It originated from the connection between Spain and the Philippines. Txanton wanted to commemorate the 150 years since the arrival of its founder and ancestor, the sailor Paulino Txanton Aboitiz from his Lekeitio (Vizcaya) native to Ormoc, a coastal town located in Leyte Island, in the center of the Philippine archipelago. “After starting a new life in 1871, he created businesses and they became prosperous over the years. “
LINKED TO JAMON. The first jamon (Jamoneria) shop in the Philippines was launched in 2015. "Yes Well, there were already importers of jamon, but we still felt so enthusiastic of developing a more gastronomic concept with all jamon varieties linked to consumption of fine wine and spirits”, says González from the Philippines. "In honor of Txanton," he continues, "we thought in throwing a bottle of gin that mixed 12 exotic botanicals, Arbequina EVOO from Oro del Desierto and 150 acorns carefully selected by Castro y González of its best pasture, in Guijuelo”. This meticulous selection attributes to the