Gin Sharish gets its name from the village of Monsaraz (sharish means xara, jara, or rock rose). "Mont Sharish would mean a hill erected in a forest of rockrose, later originating Monsaraz", explains António Cuco.
Gin Sharish is based on a local recipe of traditional Portuguese ingredients, such as juniper and coriander seeds, including orange, lemon and fresh lemon verbena. Gin's signature and charisma is obtained through the unique presence of Esmolfe's wild apple, a DOP product (or Protected Origin Denomination) since 1994. The origin? Esmolfe, in Penalva do Castelo, in Beira Alta.