4 Vibrant Malfy Gins Made With Italian Flair


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The best Malfy Gins are made using the finest Italian fruits and botanicals. They use hand-picked juniper, Italian lemons, Sicilian blood oranges, and even pink grapefruit.

Malfy Gin is distilled in Moncalieri, Italy, and inspired by the beautiful Amalfi Coast, where citrus fruits thrive. Malfy has created four mouthwatering gins that will whisk you off to the Italian coast.

In 2016 Malfy Gin was the first Italian gin to be imported to the United States and was received with great jubilation. I purchased miniatures of all 4 flavours to put them to the test.

4 Best Malfy Gins

The best Malfy Gins are made with super-premium Italian grain spirit infused with the highest quality hand-picked Italian fruits and botanicals. Here are 4 to discover.

1. Malfy Originale Gin

Malfy Originale Gin
Credit: Malfy

Overview

  • Distiller: Torino Distillati
  • ABV: 41% (82 Proof)
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Clear

Review

Malfy Gin Originale is the original Malfy gin distilled in the Moncalieri distillery in Torino, Italy. This gin is made following a recipe first used by the Italian Monks, who distilled juniper and other botanicals as far back as 1050.

This classic gin is made using zesty Italian sun-ripened lemons and hand-picked juniper, distilled via a vacuum distillation process to preserve the flavours. The final step is to infuse the spirit with water from the mountainous Piedmont region.  

On The Nose

Malfy Originale has clean juniper aromas and subtle hints of coriander and star anise. Almost a London dry gin with its clean scent.

On The Palate

The open is clean and fresh with juniper and hints of citrus, with coriander and liquorice mid-palate. The finish is dry, with semi-sweet anise that complements the dry Gin texture.

Best Served

Malfy Gin Originale is best served in a classic G&T, or perhaps treat yourself to a fruity Aquz Azzura Spritz.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

2. Malfy Con Limone Gin

Malfy Con Limone Gin
Credit: Malfy

Overview

  • Distiller: Torino Distillati
  • ABV: 41% (82 Proof)
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Clear

Review

Malfy Con Limone Gin follows a century-old Italian Monk recipe. It adds two types of lemons and other unspecified botanicals, making this lemon-flavoured gin one for all seasons.

Zesty sun-ripened Italian lemons, hand-picked juniper, and Amalfi lemons are immersed in an Italian grain spirit. The botanicals are then squeezed in a traditional press and distilled in a vacuum still. 

The gin is then blended with water from the Piedmont mountains creating the perfect lemon-infused gin. I personally enjoy this gin for the summertime.

On The Nose

Fresh juniper, zesty lemon peel and a hint of coriander

On The Palate

Zesty lemons and dry juniper to start evolving to a more creamy lemon pie mid-palate with hints of liquorice. The finish is refreshingly citrusy, clean and smooth.

Best Served

Malfy Con Limone Gin is best served in a classic G&T or in a Ciao Malfy Spritz with added blueberries and a basil sprig.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

3. Malfy Rosa Gin

Malfy Rosa Gin
Credit: Malfy

Overview

  • Distiller: Torino Distillati
  • ABV: 41% (82 Proof)
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Pale Rose

Review

All Malfy Gins carry a GQDI (Gin di Qualitẚ Distillato) stamp on the bottle as a mark of quality, and the Malfy Rosa Gin proves this. Made with Sicilian grapefruit, this gin is crisp yet flavoursome.

The beautiful pink colour is created by infusing an Italian grain spirit with grapefruit peel and rhubarb for 36 hours. This is then added to the distillate and distilled for five hours in a vacuum still. 

The vacuum stilling permits all the flavours of the hand-picked Juniper, Sun-ripened lemons, Sicilian grapefruit, and rhubarb to create a flavour nirvana. A great gin for beginners looking for something more crisp.

On The Nose

Intense grapefruit and tangy rhubarb on the nose with an underlying hint of pepper and anise. 

On The Palate

A semi-sharp grapefruit and clean juniper opening, with rhubarb adding a moreish sweet tartness. The finish is long, with juniper and a touch of anise.

Best Served

Malfy Rosa Gin is best served as a Ruby G&T or as a Sbagliato Corretto cocktail garnished with a twist of ruby grapefruit.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

4. Malfy Con Arancia Gin

Malfy Con Arancia Gin
Credit: Malfy

Overview

  • Distiller: Torino Distillati
  • ABV: 41% (82 Proof)
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Ruby Red

Review

With delicious oranges growing in the Amalfi region in Italy, it would only make sense to produce an orange-flavoured Gin. This is precisely what the Torino Distillery did with the Sicilian Blood Orange infused Malfy Con Arancia Gin.

The blood orange peel is macerated and allowed to soak with the Italian grain spirit to create the stunning ruby red colour. The spirit is then distilled with hand-picked Juniper, Sicilian blood oranges, and ripe Italian oranges.

On The Nose

Orange peel, flesh and blossom and hints of clean juniper on the nose

The Palate

Sweet meets sour with Italian oranges mingling with Sicilian blood orange up front. The long finish brings clean juniper as the citrus tapers off nicely.

Best Served

Malfy Con Arancia Gin is best served as a Ruby G&T or in a Twisted Bellini with a slice of orange.

Pricing & Info

You can check the latest pricing, product information, and order online.

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Ingrid’s Top Pick

Best Malfy Gin

Malfy Con Limone Gin

I have chosen Malfy Con Limone Gin as the best Malfy gin. This gin balances vibrant Italian lemons and the crisp juniper dryness of a more traditional gin. Perfect in a G&T or zesty gin cocktail.

Malfy Gin Q&A

I bought all 4 Malfy gin bottles in cute miniatures!
I have all 4 Malfy gin bottles in cute miniatures!

How Is Malfy Gin Made?

Malfy Gin is made using the finest Italian fruits and botanicals, such as hand-picked Juniper, Italian lemons, Sicilian Blood oranges, and Sicilian pink grapefruit. 

The super-premium Italian grain gin is made via a cold distillation alternately known as vacuum distillation. This form of distillation retains the freshness and flavour of the ingredients. 

Malfy Gins create the colour for their infused gins by using finely chopped peels from grapefruit, blood orange lemon, rhubarb, and juniper. These peels are then allowed to steep in the gin before being distilled with the other ingredients. 

This allows for a natural flavour and colouring in the gin. Before the gins are bottled, the gin is brought down to a 41% ABV using water from the Piedmont Mountains.  (check out my article: What Is Gin Made From?)

How Strong is Malfy Gin?

All 4 types of Malfy Gin are 41% ABV in all global markets except South Africa, where they are slightly higher at an ABV of 43%.

How Many Types Of Malfy Gins Are There?

Malfy currently makes 4 versions of their gin:

  • Malfy Originale Gin; is a classic-style Juniper-based Gin.
  • Malfy Con Limone Gin; is made with zesty lemons.
  • Malfy Rosa Gin; made with grapefruit and rhubarb.
  • Malfy Con Arancia Gin; made with Sicilian blood orange.

Best Mixer For Malfy Gin

I recommend either Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water or Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water for Malfy gins.

Is Malfy A Dry Gin

Malfy Originale Gin is a traditional juniper-led dry gin. 

Conclusion

Ingrid with Malfy Con Limone Gin
Malfy Con Limone Gin is my overall favourite

The perfect way to end off a busy day is by enjoying a serene sunset with a flavoursome gin & tonic in hand. Thankfully, the best Malfy Gins consist of four vibrant flavours. 

First is the Originale, a classic-style Juniper-based Gin, and the second is the zesty lemon Con Limone. Followed by the delightful grapefruit and rhubarb, and to end the quartet, the Sicilian blood orange Con Arancia. 

Personally, I find myself coming back to Con Limone time and again as it’s just so zesty, cheerful and bright. Enjoy all the Malfy Gins with tonic or experiment with them in fruity cocktails and spritzes.

Need an Italian beer to go with that Italian gin? Don’t forget to check out Andrew’s article: 7 Talented Beers Mr Ripley Would Die For.

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