From French distiller Comte de Grasse comes its inaugural gin, 44°N!
The spirit is inspired by perfume production methods, and is made using ultrasonic maceration, vacuum distillation and CO2 supercritical extraction.
That all sounds very high tech and fancy, but in fact these techniques are also incredibly sustainable and efficient.
The list of botanicals is extensive, with cade (a species of juniper), verbena, everlasting (a golden flower), horse parsley, samphire, lavender, mimosa, grapefruit, patchouli and Sichuan pepper among a few of them.
The gin is inspired by the Mediterranean, right down to it’s brilliant blue bottle.
A blooming floral body with hints of Grasse’s Rose Centifolia and Jasmine.
Jammy facets of Bitter Orange are countered by the herbaceous punch of Angelica.
Hints of warm pepper here and there round out the middle notes.
The first thing that hits your nose is fresh zingy lemon peel and Grapefruit.
The aroma of a marine breeze, Samphire, is punctuated by touches of Mimosa.
Cade adds woody, piny facets.The different notes are endless.
They don’t arrive in the same order or at the same time.
Whenever we try to put words to the intriguing journey that is 44°N, we always come up short.
44°N does not.
Limited edition 1500 bottles / year.
44 ° / 50cl