Citadelle Gin Reserve from France (750ml) SKU #1050955

Price: $39.99

WE 90-95
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Tasting Notes

From the producer: In 2008, Alexandre Gabriel caused quite a sensation by doing just that – producing wood-aged Citadelle Reserve. No one had seen an aged gin for nearly a century. In those days, when glass was too fragile and expensive and plastic and stainless steel were not options, gin was transported in wooden barrels. And so, became wood-aged. With Citadelle Reserve, Maison Ferrand celebrated the rebirth of golden gins. What began as a ‘family’ experiment in 2008 and shared with a few inquisitive bartenders and friends has now blossomed into a gin that is very much sought out today by bartenders and consumers for its different taste profile. After several years of experimentation, Gabriel perfected his recipe: adding 3 botanicals – yuzu, genepi, bleuet– and resting gin in five different types of woods barrels – Acacia, Mulberry, Cherry, Chestnut and French Oak – for five months. At the end of the five months, the gin is blended together and refined in an eight-foot tall, eggshaped oak barrel of 2,45 meters high. The egg shape of the wooden vat creates a natural convection that facilitates an harmonious and delicate integration when blending all different aged barrels. Citadelle is the only French spirits distiller to date to use this avant-garde technique, keeping in line with the forward-thinking principles and spirit of Alexandre Gabriel and Maison Ferrand.

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