Gabriel Boudier Saffron Infused Gin
Gabriel Boudier // Dijon, France
Gabriel Boudier's Saffron Infused Gin is distilled in Dijon, France. The list of botanicals includes juniper, coriander, lemon, orange peel, angelica seeds, iris, fennel, and, of course, saffron.
Distilled GinThis style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
"The most striking thing about this gin is its color, a reddish-tinted yellow that's extremely unusual in a gin. Tasted blind, one might initially think it a traditional, if mild, dry gin. On the finish, however, the gentle spice of saffron lingers on long after the flavor of other botanicals has faded, recalling associations with golden-hued saffron rice. Its unusual color could create visually interesting cocktails, and its saffron infusion invites creating mixing with other spices."