A nation of seafarers and merchants
As a nation of seafarers and merchants, people of Dubrovnik and Dalmatia travelled the four corners of the world since the 9th century trading brandy, olive oil, dried fruit, wine, and salt from Ston.
To stave of scruvy on long journeys they would bring jars of pickled seafennel that Nicholas Culpeper described as having a “pleasant, hot and spicy taste” picked from perilous cliffs.
The sweet smell of home
From their travels they brought home various plants and fruit, among them bitter oranges from the far south of the Mediterranean. Same bitter oranges that grow in every garden in Dubrovnik, as well as surrounding islets.
A true child of Dalmatia
To honor 2000 years of their seafaring tradition we extracted this longing into a spirit favoured by sailors and captains, flavoured it by four ubiqitous botanicals of the Adriatic: immortelle, bitter oranges, sea samphire and juniper.
Each plant is chosen for its beneficial properties, as well as aromatic compounds. Combined, they create a unique flavour imprint.