The distillery was founded in 2018 and is a petite house of spirits based in Zagreb that focuses on producing artisan gin. As the first gin-only distillery in Croatia, its mission is to kick-start and preserve the craft gin production and create an effortlessly tasty gin under strong artisanal values and an uncompromising ethos.
Luftbremzer Gin is a meticulously crafted homage to the classic London Dry Gin with a subtle signature nudge, getting its taste palette from eleven organic botanicals. Blended, they give our gin a well-balanced flavour of herbal-floral notes, a strong juniper body, ending with a distinctive rooty aftertaste.
The gin is handcrafted. Every bottle is uniquely assembled, individually numbered and produced in small batches in order to preserve the gin’s high quality. You can get that elsewhere, but this one has a cool parrot illustrated on the front label and the bottle works great as modern-meets-apothecary-meets-chic decor! Besides that, it won a bronze medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Competition and at the 2021 Craft Spirits Berlin Competition.
LUFTBREMZER WINE BARREL AGED GIN
While exploring the terroirs of Croatian wine-groving region of Istria, Luftbremzer Distillery blended together the best of Istiran wines with the distinct flavours of Luftbremzer Gin. The recipe itself was adapted and “enhanced” in floral notes and then aged for six months in a barrel in which the best Istrian red wine matured. The result is a barrel aged gin that dominates in its juniper, with floral and fruity wine aromas on the nose, and a fine tannin and woody aftertaste.