The recipe for Citadelle Gin was developed by a distillery in Dunkirk in 1771. Dunkirk was one of the first ports of call in Europe for many explorers sailing back from the Orient, whose ships were laden with exotic herbs and spices.
Citadelle Gin is made according to principles laid down in the original recipe. Although the production techniques have improved over the centuries, we still use the same 19 botanicals listed in the original recipe.
Citadelle Gin is the only gin in the world made with 19 different botanicals, giving the gin a unique, complex, well-balanced flavour. The secret recipe is known only by the master distiller. In keeping with the traditions of the first European trading captains of the 17th century, only the finest spices are used.
Citadelle gin is triple-distilled from wheat and spring water. Before being steeped in neutral alcohol, the botanicals are carefully selected and then placed in a specific bag. This infusion is then distilled to capture each separate aroma, so that the intermingled, complex flavours can develop independently.
Citadelle gin offers a subtle bouquet, with aromas of juniper and citrus. It is elegant, soft, and smooth on the palate. It has a long aftertaste which expresses its aromatic complexity to the fullest. At 44° - 88 proof, Citadelle gin is perfectly balanced between intensity and finesse.
The purity and subtle flavour of Citadelle gin makes it an ideal base for many cocktails, in particular the best Gin & Tonic in the world.
Aged for 6 months in 21 barrels that before contained Pierre Ferrand cognac, it is a series limited and numbered with only 8.000 bottles. Citadelle Reserve is presented in a wooden box with 3 certified bottles. Aging gin added to a cognac barrel is a venture totally new and unique.
The gin is highlighted by its smoothness with mild notes of wood and vanilla, and its golden colour is similar to that of champagne. When tasted the flavours of nuts, dark chocolate, pineapple, and plum are observed. At the moment this gin is only available in Spain, the United States, and Japan.
Size: 70 CL
Alcohol Content: 44%Vol.