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A gin - sensory journey along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Distilled and bottled in Greece, Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin uses 12 precious ingredients from 11 Mediterranean countries to create a unique blend.
Today, just months after its launch, Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin has inspired some of the world's best bars and bartenders like Nikos Bakoulis from The Clumsies bar, Athens Worlds50bestbars list, Nikos Tachmatzis from Termini Bar, London Worlds50bestbars list, France Rainteau from Candelaria bar, Paris Worlds50bestbars list and other, to create signature cocktails based on its unique flavor.
It is also worth mentioning that in December 2019, the legendary British Vogue has chosen our very own Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin as one of the Luxury Gift proposals for Christmas 2019.
In March 2020, Mararoa Mediterranean Dry Gin was one of the Finalists in Gin Guide Awards 2020, picked among hundreds of entries from over 30 countries!
In April 2020, the company that promotes Mataroa Gin, Ally, was awarded as the Communications Agency of the Year in the Icons of Gin Awards organized by Gin Magazine for the communications and marketing strategy of Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin.
In May 2020, we have organized a project called "United We Stand" which supported the spirits industry. We have organized an open call for bartenders to send us homemade Mataroa Gin cocktails during the lockdown. We have posted all the cocktails that we have received on our instagram profile and we proposed our followers to make donations in NGOs that support the spirits industry. Last but not least, we donated 3 euros for every cocktail.
In August 2020, we have organized a project called "Raise a Glass for Beirut" which supported the Lebanese Red Cross. On the 2nd and 3rd of September, Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin joins hands with World Class Athens’ “Baba Au Rum” (among the 50 best bars of the world), one of Thessaloniki’s best bars “Casablanca” and Cyprus’ “Lost+Found” (in the top 100 list of the world’s best bars) with one goal: to raise money for Lebanese Red Cross.
Part of the profits from all Mataroa Cocktails and drinks sold in these two bars will go directly to the Red Cross offices in Lebanon, to support the people of Beirut.
About the name
In 1945, the challenging years after World War II, Mataroa, a ship under the flag of New Zealand made 2 important trips across the Mediterranean Sea.
In August 1945, Mataroa traveled from Marseilles to Haifa, with 173 children on board, all Hebrew refugees saved by the OSE (Œuvre de Secours aux enfants) Organization.
In December 1945, Mataroa was chartered by the director of the French Institute of Athens to board a significant number of students (most of them were scholars of the French state), in order to help them flea political prosecutions: philosophers Kornelios Kastoriadis and Kostas Axelos, painter Nelly Andrikopoulou, sculptor Kostas Koulentianos, writer Mimika Kranaki, philologist Emmanuel Kriaras, architect Georges Kandilis, just to name a few, were among the list of its later famous passengers.
In 2019, Mataroa has become the inspiration for Mataroa Mediterranean Dry Gin. The ship is transformed into a bottle and the load is not people, but 12 precious ingredients from the Mediterranean coast. As for the premium blend, it symbolizes the strength of the human spirit, the devotion to excellence, and the continuity of this unique land.