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. 1775 DISTILLERIE ROYALE pays tribute to Alexandre Gabriel’s years of research in dusty 18th century archives which brought to light that the first patented French genièvrerie was established in 1775 by decree of King Louis XVI. Forgotten for hundreds of years, Gabriel’s exploration uncovered Citadelle’s original recipe. 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, it is the only gin infused with this combination of botanicals, which enhance the juniper and create one of the most sophisticated, juniper-forward London dry gins available today.
Citadelle Reserve Gin is very complex with fruits droughts, roasted light, black chocolate, mature fruit – pineapple and something of plum it happens. It presents/displays a very flavorful mouth with juniper and mature fruits like the banana and pineapple; with very light tannins and a spectacular end.