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Our story starts when we were fresh out of college and weren’t sure what to do with our lives. Our solution? To road-trip across the Mediterranean Sea. What started as a road trip sparked our first gin, Mean Louie’s Gin Mediterranean.
Unlike mass-produced factory gins, we do everything by hand. It takes more time and effort, but we believe you can taste it in your very first sip. All juniper and botanicals are infused into a neutral premium spirit, which is a modern interpretation of the bathtub gins that were so common in America a century ago. The base spirit is made of 100% grain. Each batch yields 50 bottles of gin and our process takes 7 days.
Our gins have a pure herbal aroma and tastes smooth finished with some subtle tannins of citrus influence and fresh herbs. It’s also good enough to drink on its own and we’re proud of that. Suits perfect with an aromatic or neutral tonic. The color itself is slightly golden hue, almost that of a Champagne after adding a tonic, largely owing to the botanical infusion.
Mean Louie’s Gin is mainly made with fresh citrus peels & herbs and hand-cracked juniper. By hand-cutting the citrus fruit & herbs, and releasing the essential oils in the juniper berries, we make a more vibrant gin than the distillers who use frozen or dried citrus peels.
Mainly fresh herbs are used, inspired and selected by FISTON, by Kruiden Claus since 1900.
Next are all competing botanicals infused in our premium base spirit. In other words, the production method clearly differentiates itself compared to a distilled gin but results in good quality as well. We take the time to do it right and we believe we present you a notable gin!
Our small company got its start in the wake of the summer in 2015. With all our available resources we were lucky bringing our vision of a handmade, small-batch gin to life. We craft and bottle Mean Louie’s Gin in West-Flanders, Belgium. Since then, the company has been built around this guiding principle, remaining proudly independent and purposely small.
At the end of the day, we want to help people drink better. By making the best gin we can, we hope people will use it to create their own special moments.
Cheers to you all!
By friends, for friends and their friends.