An oak-matured gin aged in Cognac barrels for six months.
Very pale yellow hue. A strong juniper focus on the nose is inter meshed with assorted citrus peel, lemon butter, coriander seed and some herbacous / vegetative notes. A complex sniff. The exceptionally pure, silky and gently warming mouth feel carries through with semi sweet citrus peel and spicy green vegetable/ capsicum like flavours. Persistent, subtle aftertaste of citrus, cream and boiled confectionary.
Triple distilled from wheat, Citadelle Gin includes 19 botanicals: “coriander from Morocco; orange peel from Mexico; cardamom and nutmeg from India; liquorice from China; cubeb pepper from Java; juniper, savoury, violet and star anise from France; fennel from the Mediterranean; iris from Italy; cinnamon from Sri Lanka; almonds and lemon rind from Spain; cassia from Indochina; angelica from Germany; grains of paradise from West Africa; and cumin from Holland.”
Technically, Citadelle is classified as a London Dry gin, however, the method of production is unusual with its use of the Charentais pot still, (a form of still made popular in the 16th century for the production of Cognac, which utilizes a naked flame as opposed to steam for its heat source).