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What is a good gin?

The characteristics of a good gin

Admittedly, there are several ways to distinguish a good gin from a bad one:

  1.  Ingredients: High-quality ingredients such as juniper berries, herbs and spices are important. Because a bad gin may contain artificial flavours and additives.
  2. Distillation process:  Distillers pay attention to every detail of the process. A bad gin can be carelessly distilled. Which can result in an unpleasant taste.
  3. Quality of taste: A balanced and refined flavour is primordial. Where the different herbs and spices come into their own. A bad gin can have a sharp or artificial flavour.
  4. Labelling: Clear information about the ingredients used is a mark of quality. A bad gin may have vague or misleading information on the label.
  5. Reputation: Do some research on the brand and its reputation. Therefore, you can look at reviews to get an idea of the quality of the gin.

Analysis of OXXiTAN

OXXiTAN is a gin known for its unique and innovative character. What makes it of outstanding quality is that the local shepherdess of the village Albas in the Corbières herself will pick all the herbs in nature. Indeed, she is a specialist in identifying and preserving the herbs. Because she knows the right places to pick. As a result, OXXiTAN meets the characteristics of a good gin through its high-quality organic ingredients.

Furthermore, OXXiTAN is known for its careful distillation process and complex flavour profile. This makes the gin suitable for enthusiasts looking for a modern twist and a unique taste experience.

Moreover, the bottle is very beautiful and modern with clear labelling. Which further emphasises the excellent quality.


So based on its characteristics, we can say that OXXiTAN meets all the quality standards. With its unique flavour profile and quality ingredients, this gin manages to stand out and is definitely worth trying for lovers of innovative and flavourful gins.

Discover the OXXiTAN Littoral and the OXXiTAN Les Remparts and be tempted by this delicious gin!

Some classic and some surprising preparations:

  1. With tonic: Make this classic by mixing OXXiTAN with tonic water and possibly a slice of lime or lemon as garnish.
  2. With martini: Mix OXXiTAN with dry vermouth. Optionally add an olive or a twist of lemon as garnish.
  3. Sorbet: Make a refreshing sorbet by mixing OXXiTAN with lemon juice, sugar and water, and freeze into a tasty dessert.
  4. In a marinade: Use OXXiTAN as a marinade for meat, fish or vegetables to add an extra dimension of flavour to your dishes.
  5. In a sauce: Combine OXXiTAN with cream, stock and herbs of your choice. And serve this sauce with meat, fish or pasta.
  6. Jelly: Make a surprising jelly by mixing OXXiTAN with gelatine, sugar and some fruit juice. And serve this jelly as a side dish or as part of a dessert.
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