French colonial recipe of eight natural botanicals rediscovered by France’s leading micro-distiller Gabriel Boudier of Dijon. Gabriel Boudier is a leading micro-distiller in Dijon France with a reputation for fine spirits since 1874. Saffron Gin is a unique recipe discovered in the archives of France’s colonial past when England and France both claimed India as their jewel and gin rich in exotic botanicals was the fashion.
This handcrafted, small batch pot distilled gin is made from the finest natural botanicals, in addition to the Saffron which gives a delicately spicy character, the recipe has Juniper, Coriander, Lemon, Orange Peel, Angelica Seeds, Iris and fennel, creating one of the most complex and memorable gins distilled today.
Apart from Saffron which gives this Gin a delicately spicy character, seven other fresh botanicals are used including Juniper, Coriander, Lemon, Orange peel, Angelica seeds, Iris and Fennel. Saffron Gin is only produced in small batches using a traditional pot still, so at this stage availability is limited.
Tasting Saffron Gin
Brilliant deep orange/gold appearance. Semi sweet scents are of orange and mandarine peel over more subtle juniper notes. Delicate spices emerge after time in the glass with suggestions of saffron. A mild entry leads into a light to medium bodied palate that repeats the citrus peel-over-juniper theme.
Soft, gently spicy mouth feel. Concludes refreshingly dry followed by a delicate juniper and spice aftertaste. If there’s saffron evident it comes through very late (more texturally than taste wise) and in such a subtle way that if you weren’t looking at the bottle, it wouldn’t enter the flavour equation. Would integrate well into citrus based cocktails but this is definitely not a gin that works well with tonic. 40% Alc./Vol.