Citadelle Extreme Old Tom Gin
Citadelle Extreme Old Tom Gin is the first of the Citadelle Extrêmes launched in 2016.
Named after an 19th century nickname for gin, No Mistake Old Tom Gin is a deliciously full-bodied and elegant take on the sweeter forefather of London Dry Gin.
For his interpretation of this historical style, Citadelle’s Master Distiller Alexandre Gabriel chose to use a brown sugar he found in the Caribbean which is similar to Demereara, moist & heavy. The sugar is caramelised, aged and added to Citadelle Reserve - and then aged again in six different types of barrels including ex-cognac, mulberry, & chestnut casks.
Citadelle Reserve was chosen for its floral flavours - which are enhanced further by the sweetness. The addition of the sugar brings a sweet and sour profile of soft caramel, almond, anise & lemon zest as well as spiced notes lengthening the finish.
Pale gold in colour. Nicely integrated herbal-juniper freshness over underlying notes of vanilla, lemon cough lozenge and pepper. Follows through with an oily, semi-sweet profile including flavours of cough lozenge, lemon iced tea, candied pineapple and a warming, delicate peppermint / juniper finish. London dry finish. Complex and beautifully textured. Only 6500 bottles produced.
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46%