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SAIL GIN - a collaboration with Purest

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

A few months ago, we decided to partner with Purest, a local high-quality gin manufacturer located in Vienna, Austria to develop a truly meaningful present for our valued clients and partners. During these challenging times it is particularly important to support businesses which bring innovation and value to our communities.

HAM in collaboration with Purest

their story

The idea for creating this spirit was born while on a sailing trip by three friends, hence the name ‘Sail Gin’. Its uniquely fresh yet gentle aroma quickly gained popularity, making Purest Gin the official gin of the Austrian National Sailing League shortly after its first launch in 2018.

fair and sustainable manufacturing

Purest is committed to using all organic and sustainably sourced materials. All bottles are embellished with a handmade sailor’s knot made of hemp rope and an individualized label with different sailing coordinates on each bottle. Even the cork is manufactured by hand and is made of biodegradable material.

‘the taste of summer in a bottle’

The all organic ingredients such as rosemary and mint lend this gin a subtle Mediterranean aroma, accompanied by the fresh taste of citrus and the juniper berries’ sweet woody aroma, taking your taste buds on an exciting journey.


Gin as a spirit has both a distinguished legacy and has been gaining popularity in past years. This versatile drink can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Below you will find some cocktails to put your premium gin to the best use.

José Andrés's herbal take on the classic Gin and Tonic (source: bonappetit)

Take the classic gin and tonic to the next level with berries and a few herbs.

  • 3 juniper berries

  • 1 lime wheel

  • 1 lemon verbena leaf

  • 1 strip lemon zest (removed with a vegetable peeler)

  • 4½ cl gin

  • 15 cl tonic water

French 75 (source: bonappetit)

A classic cocktail combining the fruity aromas of the gin and the dry bubbliness of the champagne.

  • 5 cl gin

  • 2 cl fresh lemon juice

  • 2 cl simple syrup

  • 6cl Champagne

  • Long spiral lemon twist (for serving)

Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a large flute. Top with Champagne; garnish with lemon twist.

Go beyond just the drinks and explore food-pairings with gin.

Enjoy responsibly!


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