Mataroa Gin was launched in 2019 and features 12 botanicals from around the Mediterranean, including chamomile from Cyprus, orris root from Italy, liquorice from Turkey and orange peel from Spain. The gin is distilled at Melissandi Distillery in Greece, established in 1924 and one of the oldest distilleries in the country. The name is inspired by the ship Mataroa which made two important journeys across the Mediterranean in 1945 - one from Marseilles to Haifa with 173 rescued Hebrew refugee children, and the second with students fleeing political prosecutions.
- Distillery: Melissanidi Distillery (Aridaia, Greece)
- ABV: 41.5%
- Price Band: $45 - $55
- Botanicals: 12 including juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, orris root, mandarin, orange peel, lemon peel, chamomile, lavender, bay leaf, liquorice, mastic resin