The distillery, created in 1898, has been handling plants and spices for more than 120 years, and it is this know-how that has led to the unique taste of Gin XII.
Gin XII takes full advantage of the terroir and climate of Haute-Provence.
The herbs and berries that grow here give off particularly intense aromas, which make Gin XII unique.
Gin XII is hand-distilled from 12 ingredients. Its recipe is the fruit of a long process of research and reflection.
The choice of plants and spices that accompany the juniper, as well as the exact proportion of each ingredient results from a simple idea: to obtain a dry gin with a taste that is both rich and authentic.
To keep the predominance of juniper, the growers have chosen plants that best complement and reveal the aromas of juniper berries. The final recipe for this gin retained 12 ingredients, hence the name: Gin XII.
Ultimately, Gin XII is characterized by its fresh, minty, flowery, somewhat spicy notes, as well as by its persistence in the mouth.
Here are the 12 botanicals of the recipe:
Juniperus communis - Juniper, the very essence of gin, gives it its resinous and peppery flavor, with woody, fresh and floral notes.
Coriandrum sativum - Coriander gives it its floral aspect, as well as citrus notes.
Prunus dulcis - Sweet almond gives the gin a vanilla sweetness, tinged with bitterness.
Thymus vulgaris - Thyme, emblematic of Provence, brings a powerful woody, peppery and fresh tone.
Angelica archangelica - Angelica or angelica herb, provides a syrupy and woody bitterness.
Aframomum meleguetta - La Maniguette provides a musky, tangy, fruity and tangy scent.
Iris florentina - The Iris intensifies the floral dimension of the gin with a note of violet.
Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom adds a spicy and zesty flavor.
Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary introduces camphoric aromas.
Ocimum basilicum - Basil completes the whole with a herbal, spicy, anise, and green bouquet.
Eucalyptus globulus - Eucalyptus displays its lemony freshness.
Mentha piperita - Mint adds a fresh and peppery note.