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    Le Gin de Christian Drouin Calvados Cask Finish Gin (700ml)

    Normandy, FRANCE
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    Foremost a Calvados producer, Guillaume Drouin has extended his portfolio with a selection of cleverly crafted gins. This one is based on the original "Le Gin" released in 2015. Thirty varieties of cider apples and eight different botanicals are employed. Each botanical is distilled separately before being blended. The gin is then aged for around six months in former 10-year-old Calvados casks.

    Tasting note: [BATCH 2017-A tasted] Pours brilliant bright gold. Hits the jackpot with a high-pitched bouquet of apple cider, pine needle, menthol, bright juniper and citrus peel. Much like the nose, only more subdued, this offers piney, woody-juniper like flavours with hints of black pepper as well as apple-cinnamon yogurt through the aftertaste. A barrel aged style in which key botanicals remain clearly expressed. 42% Alc./Vol.