Citadelle Gin

Progressive infusion

An atypical process, a patented technique

The juniper berry is the conductor of the Citadelle flavor orchestra, and the 18 spices that play for the conductor – coriander, cardamom, angelica, cumin, nutmeg, almonds, paradise seeds, licorice, cubeb, savory, cinnamon, star anise, blackcurrant, iris, violet, fennel, orange zest and lemon – help it to make the music of gin.

But this gin is made by a completely atypical process, and one that is patented (Patent No. 17 58092). The aromatic balance is the foundation of Citadelle Gin. To achieve this balance, Citadelle has invented the progressive infusion method to incorporate the 18 aromatic botanicals and the juniper berries into the gin. Each botanical is infused in a neutral alcohol of French wheat for different lengths of proof and time to capture its unique aromatic and flavor properties. This progressive infusion method has been given a patent, the only patent ever given for the production of a gin.

Each botanical is infused according to its aromatic function. The duration as well as the degree of alcohol of the infusion are selected so that each botanical is perfectly extracted. While some require a strong degree of alcohol and a long infusion such as juniper berries, other infuse better in a weaker degree of alcohol, in a shorter time like star anise. The infusion process lasts three to four days, during which the botanicals are added in successive steps while the degree of alcohol diminishes.

Alexandre Gabriel,
« Empirically I developed this manufacturing method with the conviction that it would produce a gin of better quality. Today, I’m proud to say that my method has been proven and after more than 25 years of gin research, Citadelle’s excellence is rewarded with a patent. »

Progressive infusion

Progressive infusion


An atypical process, a patented technique

The juniper berry is the conductor of the Citadelle flavor orchestra, and the 18 spices that play for the conductor – coriander, cardamom, angelica, cumin, nutmeg, almonds, paradise seeds, licorice, cubeb, savory, cinnamon, star anise, blackcurrant, iris, violet, fennel, orange zest and lemon – help it to make the music of gin.

But this gin is made by a completely atypical process, and one that is patented (Patent No. 17 58092). The aromatic balance is the foundation of Citadelle Gin. To achieve this balance, Citadelle has invented the progressive infusion method to incorporate the 18 aromatic botanicals and the juniper berries into the gin. Each botanical is infused in a neutral alcohol of French wheat for different lengths of proof and time to capture its unique aromatic and flavor properties. This progressive infusion method has been given a patent, the only patent ever given for the production of a gin.

Each botanical is infused according to its aromatic function. The duration as well as the degree of alcohol of the infusion are selected so that each botanical is perfectly extracted. While some require a strong degree of alcohol and a long infusion such as juniper berries, other infuse better in a weaker degree of alcohol, in a shorter time like star anise. The infusion process lasts three to four days, during which the botanicals are added in successive steps while the degree of alcohol diminishes.

Alexandre Gabriel,
« Empirically I developed this manufacturing method with the conviction that it would produce a gin of better quality. Today, I’m proud to say that my method has been proven and after more than 25 years of gin research, Citadelle’s excellence is rewarded with a patent. »


Progressive infusion

Progressive infusion

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