X-Gin

X-Gin is an innovative Gin based on Columbian cocoa beans, Piedmonte hazelnuts, Avola almonds, wild Madagascan chillies and vanilla pods. This is a real first!

X-Gin is an innovative Gin based on Columbian cocoa beans, Piedmonte hazelnuts, Avola almonds, wild Madagascan chillies and vanilla pods. This is a real first!

After having tried out 14 different recipes, Peter (Xolato) and Patrick (De Moor) produced a unique Gin concept.
In addition to the juniper berry, 45 other herbs and several of the best spices known worldwide are used. These flavours are also used in the Xolato chocolates. For instance, the most aromatic Columbian cocoa beans, Madagascan wild chillies and vanilla pods, the world famous Piedmonte hazelnuts and Avola almonds of renowned quality.

The name X-GIN refers to the origin of cocoa beans that were used by Incas and Mayas to brew a god’s nectar of which they believed that this was a drink destined for Gods and Kings, that it had the gift of long life, extra intelligence and that it also was an aphrodisiac. They called this brew Xocolatl (our name Xolato is derived from this word), the X stands for Xolato. Our Gin will be positioned in the market as the new God’s Brew, based upon the Aztecs’ story.

Unique features:

Pure and subtle aromas giving an intense feeling of enjoyment
One of the most elegant and refined types of Gin ever distilled
Sublime taste with a hint of cocoa and an aromatic extra of real vanilla
May certainly be added to the list of aphrodisiacs
46% vol.
500 ml

Serving tips:

Thomas Henry Indian Tonic (50 ml gin – 150 ml tonic)

Serve with:

  • Cacoa nibs or dried fruits (banana, mango, raspberry)
  • Cranberries
  • Nordic lemon
  • Wild pepper from Madagascar
  • Roasted Almond pieces or roasted Hazelnut pieces
  • Fresh fruit (strawberry, raspberry, mango, …)

Store the bottle in the freezer, pour into a dessert glass and serve with a scoop of raspberry sorbet sprinkled with some grated roasted cocoa nibs and garnish with a mint leaf.
Perfect as digestive

X-Gin