Absolute perks of the job – getting to do the taste test on the gin of the month! Yay, I can’t wait to tell you all about what I thought of the French Naud Gin and get you ginspired to try it yourself!
A Noble and unusual Gin imported from France. Infused with a wild selection of botanicals including; Juniper, Ginger, Angelica, Coriander, Green Cardamom, Almond, Cubeb Pepper & Nutmeg.
When he was young, hidden away in his little distillery, Emile Perrier once concocted an original gin. He didn’t dare to distribute it, too worried about attracting the wrath of the other distillers around.
Jean-Michel and Pierre are pushing boundaries. After undertaking long research to trace down all the ingredients of their ancestor’s recipes and several distillation runs, 12 botanicals have been selected to create a fresh and unique bouquet. They infuse 7 to 10 days, before being distilled in a “vapour bain-marie” in small traditional copper pots stills which reveals the quintessence of their perfume. Ideal for adding character to your traditional G&T.
We paired this Gin with Fever Tree Indian Tonic which complimented it perfectly.
On first sip, it’s very smooth, with a more herby, coriander smell. Then after taste to follow is very sweet packed with the nutmeg and cinnamon flavours.
This gin is recommended by The Craft Gin Club to be garnished with lime & rose petals, but in all honesty, it is sweet and tangy enough to be enjoyed without any garnish.
Naud Gin is definitely a hit in my house! It has an effortless flavour so score’s itself an 8.5 out of 10 in Rosie’s Ratings!
CRAFT GIN CLUB COCKTAIL SUGGESTION – HEART OF TWO RIVERS
- 50ml Naud Gin
- 25ml lime juice
- 20ml rose syrup
- 5ml honey
- rose petals & a slice of lime to garnish
Pack a cocktail shaker with ice and add all your ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe then garnish with rose petals and a slice of lime to serve.
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