Citadelle isn’t just releasing this specially-flavored (with 19 spices) and cognac-barrel aged (5 months) gin — it’s actually going the vintage route, with this 2009 edition recently hitting shelves.
Versus the 2008 version, the only difference in recipe I can tell is one month less in oak: 5 months vs. the 2008 bottling’s 6 months. It’s still a hazy golden hue, with spice and citrus, and a little vanilla finish imparted by the time in cask. Just as good as the 2008 — perhaps a little smoother, even. I like it a lot and recommend it just as highly as last year’s model.
Even better: It can now be found for cheaper than the 2008, about $5 less per bottle. Win.
A / $35 / citadellegin.com
- Review: Citadelle Gin and Citadelle Reserve Gin 2008 Vintage
- Re-Review: Citadelle Gin and Citadelle Reserve Gin 2012 Vintage
- Review: Ron Abuelo Anejo Rums
- Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon 2000 Vintage