El Poaig came into existence to showcase the best-kept treasure of El Maestrat: the fruit of its millennia-old olive trees and one of the best olive oils in the world.
"It'd be lunchtime and my mother would say: go and get some oil."
El Poaig originates from that sentence because none of that existed anymore. Because I would open the wooden pantry and there in the cool darkness, I would remove a piece of wood covering an amphora, which was older than anything I knew and know. With a worn-out porcelain ladle, I would pour oil into a "setrill" (a cruet). At that moment, I would breathe in the characteristic smell of oil: that smell which impregnates anywhere where "the green stuff" is stored. Both bitter and sweet. We fearlessly dressed salads, cooked meat, fish, above all fish which my grandfather the sailor would bring straight from the boat and into the pan. And the oil would be provided by my grandmother, who was the one who every autumn would pick olives in her fields in the middle of the dry plains in order to make oil, her oil, our oil.
How we make it
It all begins on the last day of the previous season. The tree is left to rest and in January, it is pruned to make it more productive. At that point, we know which branches will see better flowering and better fruit.
ABC, October 8, 2018
The Oil Dispenser
The world's most expensive oil has to be bottled in a container which rises to the occasion. The CuldeSac design studio has designed premium packaging which provides extraordinary liturgy. The pack itself offers an experience which goes beyond the liquid contained within.
Buy our oil
Fill out the purchase form to get our exclusive oil dispenser, which will be the perfect guest at any get-together around the table. You will receive the instructions for the purchase procedure in your email.
Due to our way of producing the oil, we have a limited number of bottles:
El Mil del Poaig
El Verd del Poaig