Gin Citadelle Réserve


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?

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Technical sheet

Category:Gin (Spirits)
Producer: Maison Ferrand
Volume: 70cl
Alcohol Vol.: 42,5%
Country: France

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.

COUNTRY: France.

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.

ALCOHOL: 45.2%

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The Producer

Maison Ferrand

Maison Ferrand

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.

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Reviews of Gin Citadelle Réserve


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Combinada con tiras de piel de naranja y una ramita de canela va muy bien
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Gin Citadelle Réserve

4 /5

- Citadelle Gin Reserve is the only gin worldwide refined 6 months in old oak casks.
- With a unique know-how in the ageing art of Cognac, our cellar master - Frederic Gilbert - wanted to find out what refining in wood could bring to Citadelle Gin, since the complexity and structure seemed to lend itself to such an experience.
- This age long recipe will lead lovers of spirits to discover what could be gin many centuries ago, long before the modern technology appearance.
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4 /5

La ginebra Citadelle Réserve es la única ginebra en todo el mundo refinada durante 6 meses en barricas de roble viejo. De producción limitada, es complicado encontrarla fuera del sector HoReCa (Hostelería, Restauración y Catering).
Una ginebra para disfrutar de una buena sobremesa.
De color oro pálido, aromas cremosos, algo de enebro, siendo en boca donde se perciben mejor sus notas, junto a recuerdos a anís y especiado tipo canela.

Esta ginebra la verdad es que es bueno disfrutarla sola con hielo, o cmo Dry Martini, aunque para ser sincera yo la tomo como Gin Tonic:
La sirvo en copa balón, hielo a tope (hasta llenar la copa), con la ayuda de la cuchara coctelera removemos el hielo para enfriar los cristales de la copa y eliminamos el agua que haya podido soltar.
Esta vez selecciono tan sólo unas hojas menta,4 o 5. Momento de echar la ginebra Citadelle Reserve (cuento 1001, 1002 y 1003) desde una cierta altura con el fin de que se oxigene.
Y, por último, ayudada por una cuchara de espiral, añadiremos la tónica, muy lentamente. En esta ocasión elijo la tónica Qtónic para que lo que destaque sea la ginebra.
¡Y a disfrutar!
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Gin CITADELLE RESERVE: Una ginebra para disfrutar de una buena sobremesa

4 /5

Citadelle Reserve Barrique Aged es un gin francés único producido exclusivamente en pequeños lotes de hasta 21 barriles, con una maduración de 6 meses en barricas de roble viejo. Se recomienda servirse a una temperatura de 8°C. Se trata de uno de los gins más famosos y de calidad, que irá fantásticamente con combinaciones premium.
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