Christian Drouin Le Gin Pear Small Batch Limited Edition Gin
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Christian Drouin Le Gin Pear Small Batch Limited Edition Gin - 2021

Item # 46252
$37.96/ Single Bottle
$227.76/ Case of 6
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42.00%
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Tasting Notes

In what will be an annual limited edition centered around that season's harvest, this completes a pair of gins from one of the preeminent families of Calvados based here in the heart of pear country. Distilled from a base of pears, like the apple gin, each botanical here is meticulously individually distilled in small direct wood fired copper pot stills before being carefully blended together to create the final gin. The recipe for this batch includes juniper, vanilla, peppercorns, orris root and citron.


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Staff Pick Notes

Christian Drouin is one of France's great Calvados masters, but his gin, made from an unaged base of the same ciders that go into the brandies, has also had a loyal cult following for years. In this bottle is a brand new seasonal release distilled from a single harvest's Domfront cider pears, and a tweaked botanical profile including local iris, peppercorn, and lemon. It is one of the most immediately springtime-feeling gins on the shelf: bright and green and wonderfully aromatic in the glass. While it's a less juniper-forward style, the pear base mimics the green, bright, refreshing flavors that juniper would normally bring in a unique way that will work with any of the classic gin cocktails and especially shine in simple preparations like a G&T.

- JON

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