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 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.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
93 points
$49
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh flowers, spiced apple, and pear and melon balls with a satiny, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long finish revealing notes of lemon verbena chutney, violet nonpareil, limestone, and chalk. A superb Gin bursting with fresh floral and spicy botanicals anchored by a delicious fruity foundation.
Gin XII Dry Gin
92 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas of wet pine, gingerbread house, and cardamom oatmeal raisin cookie with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, charming, long vanilla hemp milk, juniper and wildflowers, and spicy anise and almond cookies finish. A solid, chameleon-like Gin that will be versatile.
G’Vine Floraison Gin
92 points
$44
Clear color. Sweet, green aromas and flavors of bubblegum, honeydew melon, rose water, sweet green tea, cucumber cooler, sweet anise, and juniper sorbet with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long finish that presents overtones of hibiscus tea. A sweet and stylish Gin with big green notes and fruity character.
Yu Gin
88 points
$45
Gin
Clear color. Aromas of lime curd, ginger, hints of sesame, and Douglas fir with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long lemon balm, white pepper, orris root, and juniper finish. A bold and herbaceous Gin with fresh, contemporary style.
Ahoy Barrel-Aged Gin
86 points
$39
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of cinnamon candies, allspice, and cologne with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish with accents of menthol-mint, ginseng, and hints of incense. A solid Barrel Aged Gin with just a hint of barrel-rested character.
June by G’Vine Royal Pear & Cardamom Flavored Gin
84 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of licorice candy, ripe pear, and pine sap with a glycerous, bright, off-dry medium body and a short-to-medium finish revealing notes of spiced exotic tropical fruits and macerated pineapple. A curious, rambunctious Flavored Gin for daredevil cocktails.
June by G’Vine Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Flavored Gin
83 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied apple, sweet pear syrup, ginger ale, hint of rosemary, and Spree candies with a thick, crisp, sweet medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish displaying notes of fruit smoothie and peach nectar. A rich and sweet Flavored Gin with piles of fruit flavor.