Citadelle Réserve 2013 Bottling Note
The 2013 Citadelle Réserve is a barrel aged gin like no other, as it goes through a Solera ageing process, more commonly used for sherry, brandy and a couple rums.
The casks used for this process are American oak casks, as well as ones that previously held Cognac and Pineau de Charente. The gin is aged between 2 to 5 months, when it is then popped into the mother Solera vat to be married and create the desired flavour profile. It's certainly a unique way to age gin, that's for sure!
The result is a fragrant and floral gin with a full-bodied palate and a long, complex finish.