About Gin and Genever from France

About Gin  and  Genever from France
As with wine, French spirits are world famous and of exceptional quality. The types of spirits and liqueurs produced in France reads like a what's what of these categories. There are Cognacs and Armagnacs hat are the most refined and compelling of all brandies. In addition, you have herb liqueurs, spice liqueurs, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as dry and sweet vermouth. Eaux-de-vie, produced from wine grapes as well as fruit from Alsace, are among the best of their type found anywhere. There are also gins produced in France and as of recently, vodka as well. Products such as these may not be as well known as those from other countries, but the fact that they are products of France helps give them instant respect.

Top Picks for France

Gin and Genever

G’Vine Floraison Gin
95 points
$45
Clear color. Sweet aromas of lemon curd, cream puff, orange gelée, honey, coriander, honeydew melon, ripe fig, and subtle hints of juniper jelly with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long lemon grass, peppercorns, lime leaf, peppermint, and fresh pine finish. A rich and balanced Gin that mingles garden-fresh herbs with delicate fruit flavors; complex, round and easy to love.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
94 points
$50
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, crushed coriander seed, lemon balm, and black tea with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of spearmint, cologne, cardamom, hot peppers, lime leaf, and musk finish. A complex and bracing Gin tailor-made for fine cocktails; make yourself a stupendous martini with this one.
Citadelle Gin
92 points
$25
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of fresh lemon and grapefruit, aniseed, fresh pine cone, and clove with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, long peppermint nougat, pink peppercorns, sesame seed, and white tea finish. A fresh, smooth and pleasing gin that is an excellent choice for all manner of classic cocktails.