In order to create Le Gin de Christian Drouin Guillaume Drouin has been working on finding seasoning that would best balance, complete and enhance juniper and cider apple.
After distilling separately numerous plants, in the same way as a great blend is assembled, a final selection of 8 plants was made, all of them, with the exception of juniper, belonging to the aroma universe of premium Calvados.
Creating harmony among these 8 aromas was the next step, then adjusting the recipe and at last understanding that our work process would enable us only to create "small batches" as the one plant at a time distillation process imposes to keep adjusting proportions so as to obtain the best possible blend.
Le Gin is the only Gin incorporating 30 cider apples varieties and 8 different aromatics. Each aromatic is separately distilled before being blended in proportions that are unique to each batch.
Rose and lemon provide delicacy. Ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and almond give the Gin a smooth, spicy body while cardamom enhances its fruit and roundness in the mouth. Juniper and apple complement one another with their heavy or high notes, spicy or crisp.
Gold Medal, World Gin Awards (UK), 2021
Gold Medal, World Gin Awards (UK), 2019
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2018 (USA) Gold Medal, All Wines Asia Hong Kong, 2018 (China)
Gold Medal, Competition Gilbert and Gaillard, 2018 (France)
Best of its category, ADI's Judging of Craft Spirits, 2018 (USA) Gold Medal, ADI's Judging of Craft Spirits, 2018 (USA)
82/100, Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2018, (USA)
Silver Medal, Vinalies Internationales, 2018 (France)
Graduate of the competition, Prodexpo Moscow, 2018 (Russia) Bronze Medal, IWSC, 2018 (UK)