Tourists inside the Xoriguer Gin Distillery.

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Xoriguer Gin Distillery


At this portside showroom, you can taste and buy Menorca's distinctively aromatic Xoriguer gin, born during the 18th-century British rule. From the range of sample liqueurs, try a shot of chamomile-based Hierbas de Menorca; Palo with its bitter gentian flavour; Calent, cinnamon-scented and traditionally served hot; or a Menorcan speciality pomada (gin-and-lemonade mix).

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