Citadelle Gin is triple-distilled in the Cognac region of France by producer Pierre Ferrand using wheat and spring water. Before being steeped in neutral alcohol, the master distiller selects the 19 botanicals that will complement the freshness of the juniper with tart, floral and exotic flavours. A work of fine balance, it allows the flavours and aromas to intermingle in a perfect harmony. Once the steeping is complete, the infusion is then distilled in small Charentais pot stills with an open flame. The slow distillation allows the distiller to precisely select the heart of the gin, whilst the relatively low swan's neck favours the concentration of essential oils; all of which contributing to the gin's aromatic quality.
19 different botanicals, juniper berries, almond, orris root, fennel, aniseed, grains of paradise, orange peel, cardamom, violet root, lemon peel, coriander seeds, cubeb berries, cassia bark, liquorice root, savory, nutmeg, angelica root, cumin & cinnamon.
Nose: Citadelle Gin exudes delicate aromas of fresh flowers highlighted by more assertive citric scents.
Palate: More intense, herbaceous notes of juniper and anise; then, the spicy cinnamon bringing a very gourmand dimension to the gin. On the palate, the juniper cedes to a long, voluptuous, spicy fragrance.
Finish: Long, spicy, floral.
Premium tonic garnished with a lemon zest. In the colder months try with a cinnamon stick and an orange twist.