Citadelle Gin
  • Category Gin
  • Country France
  • Distillery Citadelle
  • Age NAS
  • Style Gin
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • port
  • juniper berries
  • botanicals
  • anise
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • berries
  • honeysuckle
  • jasmine

Citadelle

Gin (0.75l, 44%)
Price $22.99

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Character Goatson
A Smuggler's delight.
 
It all began in the year 1775, when Louis XVI allowed two Frenchmen, Carpeau and Stival to open a distillery making Genièvre at the Citadelle in Dunkirk. The port of Dunkirk was at that time a major hub where merchants from all over the World would bring their goods to trade… There was an abundance of spices coming from Far East, just what they needed for the production of Genièvre or Gin. Soon English smugglers overcrowded the port of Dunkirk in search of French Gin that was supposedly way better than the one coming from the Netherlands and Sweden.

The Gin business soon died out and it was not until a decade ago when Alexandre Gabriel began to study the distillation methods used to make Genièvre as they did back in the days. He hired a scholar to help him rummage through a century-old archive where they found notes from the golden times of Gin, refreshed the ingredients a bit, and Citadelle Gin was born.
 
Citadellle Gin is copper pot still distilled and made from 19 botanicals from all over the World. The infusion of these botanicals happens in three days in which time the Gin gains its character. 
  • Category Gin
  • Country France
  • Distillery Citadelle
  • Age NAS
  • Style Gin
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color 
Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Scents of fresh flowers like jasmine, honeysuckle and of course some juniper berries.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Anise, citrus and cinnamon with a touch of pepper, juniper is still present.
 
Finish
Moderate in length the finish is quite piquant, all in all it is best neat or in a cocktail!
 
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  • port
  • juniper berries
  • botanicals
  • anise
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • berries
  • honeysuckle
  • jasmine
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
Gin gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries. As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
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