I'm Mauro Schiavo.
In the 2000s I began working as bartender,
earning several professional courses and working in the trendy night clubs of Turin, Italy.
A few years later I became the owner of a small restaurant.
I sold it to devote myself to working as a butcher in the family business.
I liked the job but I knew that I could give much more to my clientele.
So we opened a butcher shop with a kitchen where to taste our meat.
But it wasn't enough for me yet. I wanted to give my clients a magical experience.
Thus was born the idea of combining cocktails with meat.
Initially I used different gin based on the seasoning of the dish.
Then I decided to create BUGIN, the first botanically studied Piedmontese and Italian Gin
to enhance the taste and flavor of the meat.
A careful selection of botanicals has been made.
Some of these are wild and are harvested by expert collectors in the Piedmontese Alps.
Others are grown in the family hills not far from Turin.
There are nine botanicals used.
The Juniper of course, Genepy, Arquebuse, Artemisia, Thyme,
Achillea millefoglie and the other four secret.
After years of tests and culinary combinations,
we discovered which ingredients and in what quantities
gave a surprising value in addition to every taste experience.
Piedmont has always been the most important region of Italian red meat
with the Fassone di Razza Piemontese.
This prompted us to want more, a Gin that spoke of Piedmont and its ancient traditions
and, at the same time, enhanced the taste and flavor of our meat.
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