Cruzloma 2023-07-07T12:25:07-05:00


Quito, the capital city of Ecuador settles on the outskirts of a great volcano named Pichincha. This elevation is part of the Andes Cordillera and allows its inhabitants to enjoy privileged weather by balancing the hot equatorial winds while producing perfect breezes enjoyed throughout the day.

On this mountain, one can find an area called “Cruzloma”, the same that has been witness to many geographical changes and the historical moments of our country.

On the outskirts of the volcano’s east side, the bloody battle of Pichincha took place on May 24, 1822, which defined the independence of Ecuador (It is a historical fact that this is the only battle with the name of a volcano). This place is known as Cruz Loma (translated as Mountain Top Cross).

This mountaintop named Cruz Loma was also the ground for geodesic measurements. It is known that there were several difficulties because of the battles against the native population. Besides, Cruzloma has the shape of a cross and this generates a strong emotional commitment with Ecuadorian culture.




juniperus communis

“is such an important aspect of gin that quite literally, it is not only the primary botanical used in gin but by law, it needs to be the predominant flavor in anything seeking to be classified as gin. The aroma and taste of juniper is – or at least should be – the signature note in any gin, both on the nose and on the palate.”

Gin Foundry


make Cruzloma a unique Gin.


Is a native tree leave from the Ecuadorian Amazon Region. Often the leaves from the Guayusa tree are dried and brewed like tea. When mixed with other ingredients as a beverage the result is, a natural energy drink.


Plants grow on the Andean Cordillera and work well as a natural stimulant. Besides having hundreds of healing properties, when mixed with other spices offer a unique experience.


Is a sweet woody botanical that has been used as a sugar alternative for centuries. Liquorice root carries a somewhat unique taste; it’s like anise or meadowsweet but without menthol qualities. Distilled, the flavor doesn’t much change. This root has a very powerful capacity to change the texture and mouth feel of a gin, bringing oily, viscous qualities.


As with many popular gin botanicals is valued for its medicinal qualities ahead of its last. It has an identifiable aroma in spice form but once distilled becomes very green, like a field of grass. Thanks to Cardamom Cruzloma balances a slightly perfumed flavor with the mix of other ingredients as well.


As an Andean botanical lends a complex base note and a certain feeling of familiarity. Its hot and spicy smell conjures up images of exotic markets and far-flung destinations, but it has an earthy tone and a sweet finish.


Has a mix of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and black pepper. By mixing with other spices, sweet pepper can create an interesting contrast in the final flavor.


Is a woody, perennial herb with needle-like leaves and small blue flowers. Its Latin name, Rosmarinus, translates to “dew of the sea” Rosemary makes its way into the botanical lineup of Cruzloma. As it tends to dominate, Cruzloma opts to use it in such small quantities that proportion an exact dose of pervasive flavors such as orange peel and even in this low amount, still has a big effect on the final batch.


Has a complex flavor once distilled, all at once citrusy, nutty and a little spicy. The location from where it is sourced has a large impact on the overall flavor profile too and many gin makers will spend careful hours researching where they get their crop. Cruzloma uses these botanicals from the fertile lands of The Andes.


Is a flowering plant from the carrot family. It is infused with floral and fruity flavors to re-invent gin into a refreshing, springtime spirit.


Is distinct, sweet and aniseed-like with a fresh, pleasing aftertaste. Star anise offers to Cruzloma a strong aroma. In the Amazon Region producers can find the best Star Anise in the world.


Is used as a fragrance or flavoring in essential oils and can be overwhelming. That said, when used sparingly it can give a strong floral, surprisingly savory taste to the maceration.

TILA (flowers)

Are highly aromatic, and well known for their healing properties, also bringing a balanced floral flavor.


A round, fleshy fruit encased by a bright orange peel. The fruit generally has 10 segments inside and is surrounded by a white tissue like substance. Orange peel, both fresh and dried, is a popular gin botanical. The soft citrus taste of an orange makes an essential part of our recipe.


Plays an integral role in the Cruzloma universe. It is one of the most commonly used botanicals, and even when not present in the spirit itself, a wedge of it is more than likely to be seen bobbing around in a G&T or twisted into a Martini.


Every Cruzloma bottle is hydrated with volcanic water that provides an exact, fine and balanced flavor after being distilled. This process allows Cruzloma to be called a 40° premium London Dry Gin.

In the municipality of La Mana of the Cotopaxi Region underground springs were discovered over 100 years ago, which is the source of the special water making it unique in the world. The water flows from underground springs bringing with it Oligomineral properties containing gold and silver that benefits the human body.

Gold being the best conductor of electricity and silver being the best antibacterial make the water achieve the highest ratings of purity worldwide, which is why Cruzloma uses this organic water in the production of the gin.