Larios Dry Gin attained its current renown during the 1980s-when warm-weather, fizzy concoctions known “Long Drinks” became popular. However, Larios’ world-famous reputation actually dates back to 1866, when Charles Lamothe, the French wine entrepreneur, and his Spanish associate, Fernando Jiménez, founded the Jiménez Lamothe company. Their distilleries in Malaga and Manzanares pioneered the spirits field in Spain. In 1916, the third marquis, José Aurelio Larios, who provided the financial backing to Jiménez and Lamothe, purchased the company and changed the name to Larios & Cía. In 1932, Larios Dry Gin received the name by which it is well-known today.