Often it is the simplest things that inspire us the most…The look from a loved one… Feeling the warmth of the sun on our face…The scent of rosemary and lavender in the air… Portofino Gin is the embodiment of these pleasures. Capturing the understated beauty and hidden charm of an enchanting village. Nestled between the Ligurian Hills and the Mediterranean Sea. Where dolphins swim, the days unwind, time is forgotten and life is savored, one sip at a time. Portofino Gin is the authentic spirit of that which is… Simply Portofino.
Using a mixture of botanicals that convey the sensations and scent of Portofino, our gin seeks to take you on an unforgettable journey along the Mediterranean coast.
Portofino Gin features 21 ingredients carefully selected for their intense aromatic properties. Juniper, lemon, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, sage, iris, roses – together with other local delicacies – are handpicked in our botanical sanctuary on the hills of Portofino.
The Pudel family has been living and working in Portofino for generations. Welcoming those who have come to appreciate its enchanting elegance.
Our grandfather Klaus Pudel was a man much admired having saved the famous village from destruction during The Second World War and later in the 1950s and ’60s as host to some of the most wonderful parties of La Dolce Vita’s era.
We created Portofino Gin in homage to Klaus and, like him, it is a playful spirit with an unmistakable Mediterranean character.
Produced by an Antique Italian Distillery, each batch of our gin is made using a combination of traditional and innovative methods: an ancient Italian copper still historically used to distill local liqueurs and grappas, and the latest generation Rotavapor© which, using vacuum distillation, manages to preserve the most delicate aromas of our precious botanicals.
Portofino Dry Gin’s initial notes are from fresh lemon and crisp juniper that transport us to the hills of Portofino. They give way to a universe of Mediterranean flavors: from the rosemary and lavender perfumes of the coastal scrub to the sweet and delicate notes of marjoram and sage that evoke the taste of traditional Ligurian cuisine.
The Gin Masters 2020
Our gin won the Masters blind tasting in the Ultra Premium category.
The Gin Masters Asia 2020
Our gin was awarded the Gold Medal of the Asian competition in the Ultra Premium category.
The Gin Guide Awards 2020
Portofino Dry Gin received the honours of the jury in the “Distilled Gin” category.
The World Gin Awards 2021
Portofino Dry Gin was awarded Best Italian Classic Gin at the World Gin Awards 2021.
Gins from over 30 countries competed for these awards in categories based on production methods, gin styles and countries of production. The winners were selected after blind tastings conducted by a large panel of experts, distillers and mixologists. The appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, finish and overall quality of each gin were evaluated to determine their score, based on the spirit itself and without the influence of brand or marketing.
Distilled and bottled in Italy
Gluten-free, no added sugar
Distilled from Italian wheat alcohol
Alc. Vol: 43%.
Size: 500 ml
Juniper – Lemon
Lavender – Rosemary
Iris root – Marjoram
Laurel – Angelica
Sage – Rose