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This wonderful Ibicencan liquor, distilled from local herbs and plants, is not only the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely evening meal to aid the digestion, it is also rumoured to have wide-reaching healing powers.
The liquor is based on Alcohol flavoured with Aniseed, Thyme, Rosemary, Lemon and Orange peel, and accompanied by many 'secret' ingredients. Legends aside, the healing power of many of the herbs used is already well-documented. Thyme can relieve cough symptoms, whilst Rosemary is excellent against Rheumatism and nerve pains.
It is over a 100 years ago that the family Marí Mayans first started gathering recipes and studying the different effects of herbs and plants, in order to create a product, which in itself has become a brand name - 'Hierbas Ibicencas'.
The distinctive flavour is a blend of the leaves, fruits and / or seeds of 18 plants, which at the very least are an excellent aid to digestion. Accompanying the herbs Rosemary and Thyme, are Juniper berries, Mountain Mint and of course Aniseed. The secret to producing Hierbas of consistently high quality, according to Juan Marí Mayans, is the special treatment of these ingredients, the extraction of only the purest of aromas from each of the plants. Only after each individual extract has been quality-controlled can the mixing process begin.
The alcohol itself is achieved from the distillation of certain Wines and Molasses; Hierbas is 26%vol (52 proof). Add 160g sugar per litre and top up with de-mineralised water, whose PH value and purity are continually controlled in the Marí Mayans factory.
Original Marí Mayans 'Hierbas Ibicencas' is available with or without stalk according to your preference.