Gin Citadelle Réserve70cl
Gin Citadelle Réserve
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When talking about barrel ageing, it can be hard to think of a spirit that is not aged in wood. Tequila, whisky, wine, brandy, various liqueurs, and more are all left to rest and mature in wood over time, to allow the colour and flavour of the wood to insert itself into the spirit, mellowing it at the same time. When Citadelle Réserve Gin was first released in 2008, this wood-aged gin was quite the novelty.
With so many contemporary gins with unique flavour combinations on the market, it may seem surprising that barrel ageing does not appear more often. Citadelle Réserve Gin is a golden aged gin that offers something that competitors cannot: the taste that can only be achieved through contact with wood. Not just any wood, but five different types of wood are used to give this gin its distinct flavour profile: acacia, mulberry, cherry, chestnut, and French oak. After five months spent ageing in these different types of wood, the gin is married and bottled.
Pale liquid gold in the bottle, this award-winning French gin has brought aged gin back into the limelight, offering a silky softness on the palate. Why add more and more botanicals when the simple barrel - an important ingredient in so many spirits for so many centuries - can wield a type of magic that no herb can?
Description of Gin Citadelle Réserve
Gin Citadelle Réserve
- Color: gold, clear as crystal.
- Flavour: A mixture of floral notes, fruity and spicy.
- Palate: Silky, smooth, with a long lingering finish.
PRODUCER: Maison Ferrand.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: Alejandro Gabriel, are set to produce gin as it was before. He succeeded with their Gin Citadelle Réserve. How, he deserves to be told. It started as a test at the family level: to produce a distillate matured in wooden barrels, as before, when the glass was too expensive and stainless steel existed. In 2008 came the first production, intended for a few close friends and some waiters complacent: it was a success. He had found the botanical right: artemisia, yuzu and bleue, and had matured for five months in wooden barrels, as once: acacia, French oak, mulberry, chestnut, cherry, 5 different scents that permeate the distillate from his scent . Later he had refined in oak barrels and bottled. He had created the first and only French gin made with ancient techniques. Almost heresy for a deep-rooted in the cognac distillery, but that earned him the World Spirits Gin Masters of San Francisco Award. The Gin Citadelle Réserve is great to take alone or with an ice cube, but cocktails that impress knows his character. Try a classic Negroni.
Cognac Ferrand is the result of the encounter in 1989 between Alexandre Gabriel and one of the oldest winegrowing families in the Cognac region. Alexandre Gabriel’s intention was to breathe new life into Cognac Ferrand and make it the world’s best cognac. He wanted to maintain age-old, craft-based production methods which were worlds apart from mass production techniques, and sought to bring back to market the true expression of Grande Champagne’s – known as Cognac’s finest region – great terroir.More about the Winery