Some history from the producer:
This craft rosé gin is the fruit of our passion for Provence and its way of life.
Our enthusiasm was born from beautiful Provence Rosé wines and we quickly became fascinated with the diversity of the botanicals in the region.
After many months of research locally, we launched the first Provence dry gin with the focus on this terroir.
By using our knowledge of Provencal terroirs and our know-how about blending wines, we decided to bring a new approach to the gin category with this handcrafted Provencal gin !
It’s distilled at their partner distillery based in Forcalquier. Established in 1898 and located in the heart of the Alpes de Haute-Provence region, not far from Luberon.
The botanicals is harvested from the region around the area and also from the mountain Montagne de Lure that is located close by.
In their gin they use a total of 12 botanicals where 6 of the is “traditional” gin botanicals such as: Juniper, Cardamon, Iris root, Pink pepper, Coriander and Grain of paradise.
The other 6 provencal botanicals typical for the area is: Basil, fennel, mint, eucalyptus, pink grapefruid and thyme.
And amazing blend of botanicals in my opinion.
Futher on their bottle and labels are beautiful, Some nice art that shows that they beside the destillation and handcraft also think about the whole product.
Something unusual for gin bottles is that MistralGin uses a glass cork which gives it a premium feel.
Bottled at 40% with a beautiful pink color this gin tastes amazing with some good tonic and a few sea-buckthorn for the looks.
Photo: Linus Wärn