Diplôme Dry Gin
London Dry Gin
Diplôme // Burgundy, France
Released in 2013, Diplôme Dry Gin is made with a recipe originally created in 1945 at the end of World War II. The gin soon became the official gin of American Army troops stationed throughout Europe. Distilled in the city of Dijon, this gin is made with eight botanicals: juniper berries, coriander, whole lemons, orange peel, angelica, saffron, iris root, and fennel seed. The botanicals are macerated in a beetroot spirit before being distilled and bottled at 44% ABV.
London Dry GinNeutral spirit flavored with juniper and other botanicals. In the US, the minimum ABV is 40%; In the EU, it is 37.5%. Originally, only made in London, this can be made anywhere. No artificial flavors or colors can be added. Only water, neutral grain spirit, and sugar (no more than 0.1g/l) can be added.
"This storied gin has an admirably classic London Dry profile even with its Gallic roots. The aromatics are a very attractive blend of resinous juniper oil, bright lemon pith, and earthy coriander. The palate shows an expanded range of botanicals with pleasant medicinal notes of angelica and anise before finishing with a delicate touch of sweet saffron. Perfect for a martini or any variety of classic gin cocktail."