Yard 32 is a new concept bar in Malta; serving the largest gin selection of the island in a Spanish atmosphere, with than 180 different gins and home-made fresh tapas!
Probably you are thinking why a Spanish bar? We travelled a lot around Spain and felt in love for what it is: warm atmosphere, friendly people, wonderful tapas and, of course, Gin.
In Spain, the bartender doesn’’t ask you what you want to drink, he asks you how you want your gin and tonic prepared. This simplest of drinks, just gin, tonic, ice and a garnish, is considered the national drink of Spain and is enjoyed by everyone, whether they’ re 18 or 80, whether they live in Spain or are visiting. The trend started in the North, in Basque country, where you can walk into a bar and upon ordering the national drink you are presented with a cart teeming with gin and tonic options to create your very own. And this drink will NOT be served in a tall, skinny glass with mediocre ice. This is where the fanfare comes in!
First your bartender pulls out a super large balloon glass (the shape enhances the gin’s aromas) and fills it with large dense ice cubes (so they melt slowly in your drink),. Then they stir in the gin and top it with tonic and finally choosing just the right garnish, one that will complement the botanicals of the gin.
Here you can choose the brand that suites you more, but don’’t get stuck on your favourite one. There are so many others waiting your judgement!