Each of these spirits is the result of a blend of different distillates: berries or spices distillates, roots or plants distillates and, above all, fresh citrus distillates. The most important of these citrus distillates is, as you may have guessed, the distillate of fresh kumquats from organic farming.
The 100% certified organic kumquats used in those exceptional spirits are grown at “La Finca Rio Jara”, a 10-hectare farm in Southern Andalusia belonging to a Belgian farmer friend of the creator of Cala Kumquat gin. These kumquat trees have been grown for over 35 years according to the most environmentally- and biodiversity-friendly standards.
The kumquats are picked by hand when perfectly ripe to ensure the fullest possible flavour, using small clippers to preserve the stalks. The planting and packaging of the kumquats from “La Finca Rio Jara” are certified by the highly reliable labelGlobal GAP No. 4050373628802.
Like the kumquats, all distillable ingredients in Cala Kumquat spirits are taken directly from nature to the steeping tanks, copper stills, ageing tanks and mixing tanks at the distillery before finally being bottled.
Did you know?
Kumquats are the smallest citrus fruit and are eaten whole, with their slightly bitter skin. They originally came from Asia and their name means “golden orange” in Cantonese. According to one Chinese legend, they bring good fortune to those lucky enough to receive them as a gift.
Which all makes Cala Kumquat gin a perfect symbol of luck and prosperity, whether as a beverage or as a gift.