Product of: France
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Distilled in Dijon by Gabriel Boudier apparently using nine botanicals (although we only know of eight): juniper, coriander, lemon, orange peel, angelica seeds, iris, fennel and the eponymous saffron, which considering this gin’s colour we presume is steeped after distillation.
Sampled on 29/01/2012
Clear, rust orange.
Soft rubber, car tyre-like nose with pine forest and saffron.
Dry, palate with strong bitter orange and pine-like juniper flavours vying with the saffron and spices – a fight rather than a harmonious existence.
Dry, bitter orange and saffron finish. Also almost makes our ‘vergin’ classification (verging on being a real gin).
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap