Juniper berries are the absolute essential ingredients in Gin & Genever. It is common knowledge that these fine spirits would not exist if not for the Juniper Trees’ fragrant bounty. However, there is one unsung hero in this story – The Juniper Bird. Both the bird and the tree rely on each other to survive – by feeding off this tree, the Juniper bird’ digestion allows the Juniper berries and the precious seeds to germinate and make new trees. Thus, this mediterranean gin is the celebration of the harmonious, natural bond between the Juniper Bird and the Juniper Tree.
Juniper bird is not just another gin brand – it is also a very personal passion project and a life’s work. One could say that the conception of this mediterranean style gin began decades ago in the childhood days of the maker of Juniper Bird – O.Ozdemir grew up in the coastal village of Selinus, where he himself observed Juniper birds feeding on the Juniper Tree.
Since he was 8 years old, as his first business, Osman would forage oregano and wild pistachio to sell in the market. Thus, these two uncommon botanicals are also present in the Juniper Bird, creating not only a noteworthy and unique nutty tasting gin, but also illustrating his childhood experiences and the flavours from his birth home in each and every single bottle of the Juniper Bird Gin.
Juniper Bird is a herbal and nutty tasting Coastal-Mediterreanean style gin with savory oregano herbs and rich wild pistachio. This unique composition of these botanicals bring out an unmatched smoothness and complexity of flavour. Juniper Bird works perfect with premium tonics or in classic cocktails such as dirty martini or gin & basil smash.