Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin
Staff Pick

Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin

Item # 36661 750mL
$49.99/ Single Bottle
$299.94/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

A remarkable artisanal gin made in the heart of Germany's historic Saar wine region. The team at Ferdinand's believe in the terroir of the region and grow a period table of fruits, herbs and botanicals in their gardens that very from batch to batch to match the vintage of Zilleken wine they are infused with. This current release is infused with the 2014 Spätlese and features local juniper, quince, rosehip, sloe berries, hop blossom and rose all contribute to the dynamic flavor profile. On the palate the gin is soft round and luscious at first then bright and spicy with mouth-watering acidity on the finish. This is an instant classic in our book and one we will be keeping on hand at all times. We suggest you do the same.

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Staff Pick Notes

A uniquely German expression of what gin can be, Ferdinand's Saar Gin is a provocative, phenomenal spirit. A blend of thirty locally grown botanicals are infused with Mosel's Zilliken winery's very own 2014 Spätlese Riesling, and the results are dazzling. Hints of floral, tropical citrus give way to notes of spiced herbal tea. The riesling presence is noticeable but not overt, with the wine's trademark stonefruit and minerality enhancing the gin's lush smoothness and complexity. This is by no means your father's London dry gin, but it is bold, bright, and defiantly special. This will work wonders in a gimlet or a southside (a mojito but with gin instead of rum). Or just simply kick back and pour yourself a luxurious G & T or martini and let this showstopping gin soothe all that ails you.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms


German wines are some of the most jubilantly fruity bottles in the world. The country's Rieslings have been prized worldwide for centuries, yet they have never quite caught on in the U.S.: this no doubt due to Germany’s arcane system of wine classification. The most useful words to know on German wine labels are “Kabinett,” which indicates an outstanding everyday wine, and “trocken,” which means...

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