To create GREY GOOSE vodka, François Thibault maintains an unrivalled level of craftsmanship, using only the very finest ingredients. Its signature smoothness and distinct character are the result of an extraordinary passion for spirit making and an unparalleled commitment to the highest possible quality. Each batch of Grey Goose® vodka begins with soft winter wheat grown on farms in and around the fertile Picardy region of northern France. GREY GOOSE Maître de Chai François Thibault insists on using only the highest-grade wheat, the same wheat used in the finest French breads and pastries. After the wheat grain is fermented and distilled into a high-proof spirit, it travels south to Gensac-La-Pallue, in the Cognac, Arrondissement(Region), France, where it is blended with the remarkably pristine spring water found there.
In crafting GREY GOOSE Le Citron, François Thibault began, with the finest lemons including those grown in the world-renowned Menton region of France. The lemons are concentrated into a complex citrus oil extract to preserve the bright flavours while leaving lingering hints of the citrus flower and lemon tree leaf. Menton, a small town in the south of France, is the legendary lemon-growing region of Europe. Menton lemons are larger and thicker-skinned than their Western counterparts. These irregularly shaped lemons are milder and less acidic. The thicker peels yield higher levels of essential oil, making Menton lemons the favorite of respected French chefs.