Amuerte is the world’s only gin that is uniquely crafted with Peruvian coca leaves. Long before the time of Pablo Escobar and the Colombian drug dealers, the cocaine plant had a powerful and mystical role for the people who cultivated it. In ancient Peruvian society, cocaine leaves (coca leaves) were appreciated in the whole Inca Empire for their natural properties that were helpful for fighting hunger and sicknesses.
The founders of Amuerte Gin witnessed how a local tribe chewed some cocaine leaves during a trip through the tropical forest. It was during this experience that they discovered the mystical flavour of the renowned coca leaf. The founders and their family are well skilled at transforming the taste of botanicals into unique gins, with a history dating back 112 years. The family we know today is the fourth generation to become experts at distilling gin.
Amuerte Black Edition is made with classic gin botanical ingredients, distilled and then refined with Peruvian coca leaves, dragon fruit, tamarillo, papaya, Peruvian Physalis and orange zest. The ingredients are carefully harvested in high altitude rainforests, before being distilled by a master distiller in Belgium. The end result is a well balanced, vivacious and slightly bitter coca leaf favour, with brilliant botanical notes.
The bottle itself, a worthy display piece, is finished with 24 carat gold leaf, making it just as special as the luxurious and exotic gin inside.
Enjoy Amuerte Black Edition with a subtle, artisanal tonic to create a wonderfully fruity and exotic gin and tonic. Or visit Recipes for more inspiration.