Príncipe de los Apóstoles Mate Gin, the first Latin American craft gin.
Tato Giovannoni is a true Renaissance man, bartender, painter, singer, soccer player and artist. Born and raised by the sea in Pinamar 250 miles from Buenos Aires, he started working at his father’s restaurant at the age of 12. His love affair with the pleasures of food and drinks continues to this day. Tato is the most celebrated bartender of Latin America and a true ambassador for Argentina. He has worked as a cocktail consultant around the world and came home to open the highly respected Florería Atlántico.
It was only a matter of time until he introduced his own elixir. Apóstoles is inspired by his devotion to his heritage and is developed over the course of two years, seeking a perfect expression of balance and flavour. He wanted to honour the most Argentine drink of all: el Mate.
Distilled in 200-litre batches in a German copper still, Apóstoles is as ‘craft’ as it gets. We macerate each botanical separately in a wheat alcohol base. The fresh leaves of yerba mate, eucalyptus and pink grapefruit skins are macerated for 24 hours in stainless steel containers. Same for the juniper and coriander. The peppermint is macerated only for 2 hours. We then blend all the macerations and distil the blend. The result of the distillation is bottled and numbered by batch.
Four years after its introduction, Príncipe de los Apóstoles Mate Gin has become the leading brand in its segment in Argentina and a true trailblazer in Latin America. Partnering with the trailblazers of the restaurant industry was the next logical step. Salud!