To create a fine barrel-aged sipping gin, we begin with our flagship Archipelago Botanical Gin and rest it in brand new, 225-liter American Oak barrels, which have been given a medium long toast (Burgundy style). The toasting of our barrels, by master coopers in Napa Valley, California, allows the oak to impart a rich medley [...]
Citadelle Gin exudes delicate aromas of fresh flowers highlighted by more assertive citric scents. Once served, it emanates more intense, herbaceous notes of juniper and anise; then, the spicy cinnamon side softens the nose, bringing a very gourmand dimension to the gin. On the palate, the juniper cedes to a long, voluptuous, spicy fragrance. But while Citadelle offers complete aromatic richness, its three character traits remain: Juniper, its signature, the key base of Citadelle Citrus, the complementary note that underlines the juniper Exotic, offering an additional level of enjoyment with touches of pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beautifully balanced, it is elegant, soft and and long in the mouth, with an alcohol content of 44%. A perfect equilibrium between intensity and finesse. Citadelle has won more than 60 medals, among them “Spirit of the Year” at the 2017 World Spirit Awards as well as “World’s Best Gin” and “Gin Grand Master” in London. Its bottle hasn’t escaped attention either; it was awarded a gold medal at the Spirits Design Master 2017.
Tasting notes: Color: Pale, limpid gold. Nose: Herbaceous notes of dried spices, but also coconut shell, tobacco and orange flower. The second nose brings out notes of juniper berry and green tea. Mouth: The first note is silky, abundant, a bit spicy/peppery, with hints of dried tobacco. Midtasting, additional notes of lemon zest, ginger and almond. A lasting finish.
ARC Botanical Gin is handcrafted from a rare and wonderful blend of 28 exotic botanicals, 22 of which are sourced and foraged from across the Philippine archipelago. Beginning with a premium extra neutral alcohol base distilled from 100% wheat, each small-batch distillation involves a carefully- controlled 8-hour distillation that extracts the flavors and aroma from [...]