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Inside Bosque Gin’s social work

Bosque Gin uses sustainably made ingredients with the help of local communities in Argentina’s Patagonia region, earning it B Corp certification.

Bosque Gin

Imagine a gin that not only encapsulates the flavours of Patagonia in Argentina, but also with every distillation, bottling, and sip improves the livelihoods of local producers. That is Bosque Gin.

In 2018, four friends with a deep affection for Patagonia founded Bosque Gin, which has grown into a critically acclaimed brand. Most recently, Bosque secured two medals in The Gin Masters 2024 – a Gold for Bosque Gin Nativo and a Silver for Bosque Gin Alta Montaña.

Nativo is the heart and soul of Bosque. Its juniper-forward flavour is derived from Patagonian wild juniper, hand-harvested by small producers located in El Bolsón village and Lago Puelo in Chubut, Argentina.

Bosque Gin“With my business partner, we love to build brands,” says Juan Augusto Chereminiano, founder and CEO of Bosque. “We decided to build our story around Patagonia and our territories. It was important to tie everything together: our love for Patagonia and Southern Argentina, and sustainability.” This led to the brand securing B Corp certification.

“With every decision we make, we’re conscious of the impact we have, from which suppliers to choose for the raw materials we use, to the way we process waste at the distillery,” Chereminiano explains.

“For example, with our juniper, we discovered a particular wild Patagonian juniper in the south, so we have professional suppliers; they were local communities. We took this scenario and decided to do something with it. We worked side by side with the local communities to develop them, to formalise the situation. We travelled to them, spent time with them, and showed them how to think of this job as an industry. We look back and see how they’ve grown with us. Sustainability, for us, is also about the social impact.”

Bosque begins with triple-distilled corn alcohol, in which the botanicals are cold-macerated for 48 hours to extract the essential oils. Botanicals include cardamom, coriander, orange blossom, lemon verbena, grapefruit peel, lemon peel, and clove, which together create a complex, high-quality flavour profile.

“We spent almost two years trying to find the right recipe, says Chereminiano. “We’ve been in the industry for 15 years, and we believe our liquid is really, really good, and our brand story is powerful, it has purpose.”

Future growth

In 2023, Bosque Gin focused on four key markets, and is looking to grow its footprint in the US further this year. The addition of a director in Europe has strengthened the brand’s commitment to advancing its presence there, in countries such as the UK and Spain. Brazil and Mexico are also high on the agenda for future growth.

“Premium does not necessarily mean the price to consumers nowadays,” says Chereminiano. “It is also about exclusivity, experiences and connection. We believe premium craft gin will continue to grow in the next year, and we are excited to be part of that growth with our amazing products.”

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