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Country Of Origin France
Size 700 ml
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 44%||Country of origin: France||Bottle size: 700 ml|
Citadelle is made from neutral wheat spirit according to an original 1771 recipe and contains 19 exotic herbs – these give Citadelle Gin its unique, complex and balanced taste. The 19 botanicals are infused for three days in which the Citadelle body is shaped and takes its aromatic notes. For 12 hours, Citadelle is distilled in a copper pot still with a naked flame.
A gin made from old traditions. The original recipe of the Citadelle GIn was created in 1771 in the Citadelle distillery in Dunkirk. Citadelle was the oldest distillery registered in France and had a particularly good location on the road of the flourishing medieval sea trade. Dunkirk was the first port for seafarers returning from the East, their ships were filled with exotic herbs and spices, such as cilantro and cinnamon. This abundance of spices and aromatic herbs gave the famous distillers Carpeau and Stival the idea of making 12 traditional copper stills in the citadel, the city's protective fortress.
The same type of stills are used today to make Citadelle Gin. Maison Ferrand discovered the original recipe of Carpeau and Stival via research at the old distillery of Dunkirk, and now make the gin in their distillery near Cognac, France
Bouquet: Citadelle Gin has a delicate and fragrant nose of fresh flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle and cinnamon. After a few moments, stronger, more herbaceous aromas of anise, grains of paradise and cinnamon develop in a most remarkable way. The appetizing bouquet is reminiscent of gardens in springtime.
Palate / Finish: On the palate, juniper gives way to a voluptuous complexity redolent of fresh flowers, leading into an elegant, round and highly refined finish.
2009: Gold medal at the International Spritis and Wine Competition
2012: Double gold medal at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco
About Maison Ferrand: Maison Ferrand is the result of the encounter in 1989 between Alexandre Gabriel and one of the oldest winegrowing families in the Cognac region of France. Alexandre Gabriel’s intention was to breathe new life into the Ferrand cognacs 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 – the great terroir. Maison Ferrand distributes fine spirits to more than 40 countries.
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